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Handy site: It’s Near MARTA

MARTA train riders, check it out: A Georgia Tech prof has created a simple webpage that shows all businesses within a half-mile of MARTA stations that have at least four stars on Yelp. Itsnearmarta.com is pretty helpful if you're traveling by transit and looking for a bite to eat or a nearby tattoo parlor. (But watch out for Yelp mapping errors; a quick inquiry into how the heck the Popeyes in Vine City nabbed four stars showed a mixup with the airport location. You know how out-of-towners love their authentic Southern cuisine.)

Of course, we've blogged before about how even short walks from MARTA can be unpleasant and unsafe. But such is not the case with all MARTA stops, and we dig any effort to get people exploring the city on foot.

Jay Bookman’s cool wisdom for transportation tax skeptics

One of the things I love about AJC columnist Jay Bookman's work is that it's insightful without being inciteful. Take it from a former opinion columnist, that's not easy.

The Room that Makes the Trains Run

The nerve center of Atlanta’s electric rail system hides in an unmarked concrete building east of the city limits in DeKalb County, behind a fence topped with three strands of barbed wire.

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