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A 21st-century alternative to streetcars

A few weeks ago, my wife and I sent the kids to their grandparents’ house and spent a weekend treating Atlanta like tourists. The experience was made all the more authentic by our hotel’s $30-per-night parking fee: Rather than shell out $60, we left the car at home. 531 more words


The Streetcar Experiment

Lately, a lot of people have been asking me about my experience with the Atlanta Streetcar and how it has been performing.  Quite frankly, I’m getting tired of defending its existence as much as I get questions about its usefulness, but since I am a likely candidate to testify the half year that the streetcar has been in operation, I figure that I would spill how I truly feel about it.   518 more words

Getting transit right is more important than just getting it at all

As Georgia takes baby steps toward embracing mass transit, the binary options of pro-transit and anti-transit aren’t going to be enough, if they ever were. The more important questions are going to concern a) what kind of transit, b) where and c) for what purpose. 1,062 more words


Game-changing transportation grants spark competition

A $47.6 million TIGER grant jump-started the Atlanta Streetcar. An $18 million TIGER grant also paved the way for the Southwest portion of the… 309 more words


MARTA to the Fire in the Fourth Festival

Fire in the Fourth is a new Atlanta festival in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood near the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. The event commemorates the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 with fire rescue competitions, live music and street performances that include fire as an art form. 321 more words


The Atlanta Streetcar; Or How to Overcome Loneliness and Make People Like You

Poor streetcar. You’re sleek, you’re shiny, you’re new and apparently no one likes you. Not only that, but now all those who questioned you from the beginning are saying you’ll always be a complete failure. 1,510 more words

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