The long-delayed project will begin on-road testing this month.
The Atlanta Streetcar is delayed—again. While it looked like the $100 million project might be up and rolling in late summer, the new target date is November. After ballooning budget issues and multiple delays setting the schedule back over a year, the on-road testing on the cars is scheduled to start within the next few […]Read more
Yes, the Atlanta Streetcar is still a go. It’s just way behind schedule.
A century ago, streetcars were Atlanta’s proverbial lifeblood, connecting Downtown to “suburbs” like Inman Park, Druid Hills, and the West End. Even as cars became common in the 1920s and 1930s, Atlantans continued commuting by trolley, streetcar, and intercity train.Read more
Herbert Sinkfield and DeKai Amonrasi were born thirty-four years and a thousand miles apart. But when an accident brought them together on the railroad tracks in College Park, one of the men made a fateful decision.
The train that killed DeKai Amonrasi no longer exists. CSX Q612 out of New Orleans met its end at Tilford Rail Yard near Marietta Boulevard, a few miles west of Berkeley Heights on Atlanta’s west side.Read more
If only we could undo the MARTA Compromise of 1971
Like ghosts rising out of a Confederate cemetery, Atlanta’s past lapses in judgment haunt the region today, leaving a smoky trail of suburban decay, declining home values, clogged highways, and a vastly diminished reputation.Read more