The Atlanta City Council is slated to vote Monday on a proposal to call a referendum on a 0.5 percent sales tax hike to expand transit in the city, plus an additional measure that sets guidelines for spending the money.
The issue of who should control the Atlanta Streetcar – Atlanta or MARTA – emerged as a flash point Wednesday between some Atlanta city councilmembers and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration during a talk about the future of the streetcar amid a $2.5 billion proposal to expand transit in the city.
Atlanta’s project list for the possible 1 percent hike in the city’s sales tax, to expand transit and transportation, may be devised and implemented under guidelines the Atlanta City Council’s Transportation Committee is slated to discuss Wednesday.
A development proposal filed Tuesday for a mixed use project to open in 2020 in Sandy Springs is the latest indication of developers’ optimism about the current construction cycle, as well as the demand for more apartments in the Perimeter Center market.
Despite cautionary remarks in a report by the real estate company CBRE, Georgia’s ports expect to handle more cargo and add more to the state’s economy once the expanded Panama Canal opens this month, Griff Lynch, incoming executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, said Monday.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed embraces a proposed $2.5 billion transit sales tax before his administration has time to complete a pending update of the city’s comprehensive transportation plan. Two distinct observers – one local, one national – say the process raises some troubling issues.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration on Thursday called four public meetings to gather input about the two proposed transportation sales tax referendums that Reed wants on the Nov. 8 ballot. By state law, MARTA must present a preliminary list to the city by May 31 for a proposed transit tax increase to appear on a ballot this year.
For 20 years, leaders from the Atlanta region have been visiting other North American cities to get ideas on how best to address our metro area’s toughest challenges. The group of 110 leaders just returned from Dallas – and here’s what some of them learned. Read more →
By Guest Columnist MIKE DOBBINS, professor of the practice of planning at Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and a former commissioner of planning and community development for the City of Atlanta
Against the backdrop of an antagonistic and often toxic campaign season, two opportunities are emerging that could begin to lift Atlanta out of its wealth gap, the city’s own divisive and persistent stain.
Northside Drive from I-75 to I-20 is the subject of a comprehensive state study into ways to reshape it to meet travel needs of the next two decades – plans that once suggested redoing the interchange at I-20 and still have MARTA buses serving the corridor.
Atlanta is moving forward with a $1 million environmental analysis of a proposed route of the Atlanta Streetcar that would run 2.5 miles from Centennial Olympic Park west to the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail.
A new report by CBRE, the real estate company, sheds light on the reason the Savannah port is growing its cargo business so quickly. It’s because the port has the capacity to handle a lot of freight, which makes it a good choice for shippers looking for a port on the east coast.
Three “safe streets” organizations in Atlanta have expressed condolences to the families of youngsters who were killed or injured by an alleged heroin-impaired driver on April 15. They say the incident reminds of the need to create safer places to walk and bicycle in Atlanta.
After many months debating the merits of MARTA’s traffic mitigation, the mayors of 14 Fulton County cities are working together to put a special local options sales tax for transportation (T-SPLOST) referendum on the November ballot. Ultimately, the mayors elected to focus on road spending.
The director of the U.S. Census is to visit Atlanta Wednesday to talk with local transportation officials about how commuting data collected by the Census could inform policy decisions about transportation needs, according to an alert from the Census.