Better strap in. Metro Atlanta’s transportation network is set for a sizable makeover. The region’s transportation planners recently approved more than 100 projects, at a price tag of nearly $400 million. What will the region get for that chunk of change? Think improved roads, expanded transit service, better sidewalks, and miles of new multi-use trails. … Continue Reading →
North McDonough Street cuts through the heart of bustling downtown Decatur, linking the city’s high school to its vibrant town square. But the expansive four-lane road was something of an eyesore, not to mention dangerous and unpleasant for bicyclists and pedestrians. Decatur has totally rebuilt the road, which now features two travel lanes instead of … Continue Reading →
The state’s new distracted driving law takes effect July 1. On that day, you will no longer be able to hold your phone in your hand while driving in Georgia, except in a few limited circumstances.
What happens when you build housing around transit, but it’s not affordable to the people who ride transit the most?
A little-known program connecting sick people with public transit got a standing ovation from Grady Hospital and MARTA leaders.
Thanks to key legislation adopted earlier this year, Gwinnett County officials now have the option of calling a referendum on local transit expansion as early as this fall.
Georgia’s new “hands-free” driving law goes into effect July 1. But drivers who get pulled over for holding an electronic device might not get a ticket immediately. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says there will be no 90-day grace period for enforcing the law. However, some law enforcement agencies say they will observe a short period where they’ll focus on educating drivers about the new rules.
The sizable, under-appreciated commercial areas wrapped around the world’s busiest airport have taken a step closer to a planned transformation. Multimodal people-movers near the airport could include autonomous systems such as personal rapid transit.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and other city leaders met for the “Transform Westside Summit” to discuss plans to help revitalize the city’s west side.