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MARTA has 400 buses that carry roughly 500,000 people every week. The transit agency wants to know how to carry more.
Should MARTA buses come more frequently or should they serve more people? The agency hopes to answer these questions to make a more robust system.
During his term as Atlanta mayor from 1970 to 1974, the city’s first Jewish mayor, Sam Massell, oversaw the campaign to create MARTA; began construction of the Omni, the city’s first enclosed sports coliseum; increased contracting opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses; and appointed the first woman member of the Atlanta City Council. Since defeating a three-term incumbent to join the Atlanta City Council in 2013, Andre Dickens has become one of the legislative body’s most vocal champions of affordable housing, transit improvement, and equity.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been catastrophic for public-transit agencies across the nation. Even when the pandemic does end, it’s possible that our work and travel patterns will be disrupted permanently. Then, there’s the economic impact of the pandemic and its corresponding effect on tax revenue, a major source of funding for many transit agencies, including MARTA.
Nearly five decades ago, Atlanta magazine devoted an entire issue to predicting what life would be like in the year 2000. These were some of our most accurate—and most absurd—guesses.
After 20 years, Atlanta’s original transit-oriented development is a relative ghost town, but its new owners hope a $70M upgrade and art infusion will change that.
We played a lot more video games And left the car in the garage. A by-the-numbers look at this past spring's COVID-19 lockdown.
Many Atlantans were surprised when, out of the blue on Saturday afternoon, the City of Atlanta tweeted that the citywide curfew, which had been in effect for a week and was originally planned to continue for two more nights, would suddenly be lifted. Perhaps more than anything, the curfews created intense confusion.
On Thursday, the federal government released new recommendations for re-opening the country and Georgia unemployment continued to surge. Here’s your Friday morning update.
On Thursday, unemployment reached new highs and the state's primary election was once again pushed back. Here’s your Friday morning update.
Over the weekend, Mayor Bottoms went on CNN to discuss the virus and the governor's office reminded folks that social distancing rules still apply at the lake. Here’s your Monday morning update.