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Atlanta BeltLine Transit

What’s going on with transit on the Atlanta BeltLine?

With tax dollars rolling in, city and MARTA officials are having to prioritize their transit wish list. And to the dismay of the BeltLine’s creator, Ryan Gravel, it’s looking like light rail along the loop may be sacrificed on the altar of expediency and cost. We broke down what's happening right now with transit along the BeltLine.
How to bring Amazon HQ2 to Atlanta

A modest proposal to get Amazon’s HQ2 in Atlanta: Make stuff up

Atlanta really, really, wants to be the site of Amazon’s HQ2, but we've got some problems that could halt that. How do we fix our issues before the Amazon delegation arrives to inspect our city? Like a steel plate over a pothole, let's cover 'em up.
Atlanta transit expansion bills The ATL MARTA

What you need to know about the metro Atlanta transit expansion bills

On Wednesday, Georgia lawmakers in the House and Senate approved their chambers’ versions of legislation that would create a new regional agency that could kickstart a long-awaited expansion of bus and rail lines throughout metro Atlanta.
The most atlanta things 2017 what happened in atlanta 2017

The 10 most Atlanta things that happened in 2017

Here are ten moments from 2017, both the good and the bad, that could have only happened in (or to) this city we call home, from the MARTA bus that wouldn't move to the fire-induced transit disasters to Falcons heartbreak.
MARTA bus blocks Weather Channel Georgia Dome implosion

A MARTA bus blocked The Weather Channel’s view of the Dome implosion and the internet is cracking up

The Weather Channel got a viral video—just not the one they expected.
Georgia Dome Implosion

11 things to know about the Georgia Dome implosion

Say goodbye to the Georgia Dome—by 7:31 a.m. Monday, it will be nothing but rubble. 11 facts about the implosion, including who's pressing the button and how many tons of explosives it takes to bring the arena down.
MARTA emergency preparedness

Why MARTA police are simulating a terror attack at Midtown Station

The exercise is called "Operation Midtown After Dark." There will be explosions, smoke, gunshots, police lights, and actors wearing makeup to look like victims with blood, burns, and missing limbs. There will be road closures and MARTA interruptions. If all of this sounds like a movie, well, it might as well be—although it has a much larger purpose.
MARTA

MARTA board chairman: Keith Parker “transformed” transit agency

Keith Parker, the MARTA general manager and CEO who helped pull the transit agency from the brink of insolvency and expand it outside Fulton and DeKalb counties for the first time since its creation, announced this morning that he was leaving the job to lead Goodwill Industries of North Georgia.
Autoeater

Midtown’s Rockspinner has been replaced. Meet Autoeater.

We almost shed a tear when we learned that, after three years, Midtown's beloved Rockspinner sculpture was leaving town. But Midtown Alliance recently installed its replacement: Autoeater.
MARTA Army

The MARTA Army wants you!

MARTA Army’s core team is comprised of Georgia Tech students and alumni, lawyers, accountants, designers, developers, and even teenagers who lend their skills to serve the overall objective: making MARTA a more efficient and appealing option in a city angling to become a pro-transit powerhouse.

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