Census says commute time in metro Atlanta up 30 seconds in seven years, transit usage dips

The typical one-way commute time between home and work in metro Atlanta has grown by 30 seconds in the seven-year period ending in 2016, according to the latest report from the U.S Census Bureau. The proportion of workers who commuted by public transit declined during the period in Fulton and DeKalb counties, the core of MARTA’s service district, the report showed.

Atlanta Committee for Progress key in transition of Mayor Reed to Mayor-elect Bottoms

By Maria Saporta The high-powered Atlanta Committee for Progress witnessed the transition of leadership Friday morning when Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed passed a symbolic baton to his successor – Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms. The quarterly board meeting of ACP had planned for this meeting to be a time when it could meet with Atlanta’s next […]

Kerry Armstrong re-elected chairman of Atlanta Regional Commission

The board of the Atlanta Regional Commission unanimously re-elected Kerry Armstrong to serve a third two-year term as chairman at its meeting on Wednesday.

Armstrong, a commercial real estate executive, has served on the ARC board since 2008 as a citizen member representing a district that includes portions of Gwinnett County.

Armstrong was first elected chairman in 2013. His third term will begin on Jan. 1. 

Mayor rejects claims by rec authority executive director over firing, ‘political slush fund’

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration said Monday evening it’s a “complete fabrication” by the head of an influential city-backed sports authority that he sought to oust her. For her part, the executive director says she was fired for refusing to run a “political slush fund.” The point/counter-point was delivered on the eve of the mayoral run-off election.

Former City Council President Lisa Borders endorses Mary Norwood

Lisa Borders, a former president of the Atlanta City Council, is endorsing Mary Norwood for mayor.

Borders was a mayoral candidate in 2009, and she ended up coming in third – not making the run-off that included Kasim Reed and Norwood. At the time, Borders endorsed Reed, and many believed she helped put him over the top. Reed beat Norwood by just 714 votes.

Eight years later, the tables have turned.