Two federal investigations into the use of funds at Atlanta’s airport are cited in terms of the bonds Atlanta sold with provisions that would penalize Buckhead for deannexing from the city.
In Atlanta, cars are king. Some folks are looking to change that, though. The Atlanta City Council is considering legislation that would make a three-mile stretch of Peachtree Street car-free on Sunday afternoons. If approved, the ordinance would go into effect in September 2022. Would you support making some of the city’s streets more pedestrian- […]
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ legacy may not include a permanent cabinet-level office to regulate city policies related to LBGTQ+, immigrants, sustainability, youth and more.
The credit rating of Atlanta’s airport hasn’t been changed, but the airport’s vulnerability to outside forces may be a factor Wednesday at a special call meeting of the Atlanta City Council.
Schools, flying and trying to float small businesses in a pandemic.
Impact fees on affordable housing could be waived under a statewide bill that’s endorsed by Atlanta and has been passed by the state Senate. Meantime, the potential state takeover of Atlanta’s airport is in a holding pattern, according to a presentation Wednesday by the city’s chief lobbyist.
Georgia House Speaker David Ralston would maybe modify, but not overturn, policies that Atlanta’s watching.
An Atlanta audit that’s due soon is to advise if the city can expect to recover any expenses of building the Northside Drive Pedestrian Bridge, near Mercedes Benz Stadium. This investigation by the city’s independent internal auditor is one of many that are likely to draw attention this year – including one on e-scooter regulations.
The potential state takeover of Atlanta’s airport did not weigh on the airport’s recent credit rating by analysts who say federal law will control debt payments no matter who controls the facility, according to a recent rating action by Moody’s Investors Service.
Atlanta’s airport again ranks as the world’s busiest passenger airport. ATL again didn’t rank in the Top 20 for handling cargo – though airports in Los Angeles, Chicago and Beijing and ranked in the Top 20 in both categories, a recent report shows.
Atlanta’s airport is soon to have a staff totaling an additional 10 to 20 emergency medical technicians stationed inside the terminal, enabling help to arrive more quickly at the side of persons in need of medical treatment, according to Atlanta’s fire chief.
The business community is united against a possible state takeover of the Atlanta-owned Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.The Atlanta Committee for Progress (ACP)– the high-powered group of business and civic leaders that serves as a blue-ribbon sounding board for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms – is committed to helping the city maintain control of the Atlanta airport.
Atlanta is all but certain to ban smoking and vaping inside nearly all workplaces, but more types of businesses are asking City Council for a carveout.
The city of Atlanta dodged a bullet when the 2019 state legislature failed to pass a bill to either takeover Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport or to create a legislative oversight committee to oversee the airport’s operations.Even Gov. Brian Kemp, in comments before the Rotary Club of Atlanta on April 8, seemed to breathe a sigh of relief when asked about the airport issue..
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp told the Rotary Club of Atlanta Monday that sometimes you can be thankful that legislation never made it out of the Georgia legislature.In this case, he was referring to bills that would have either involved a state takeover of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport or would have created a legislative oversight committee to review the airport’s operations.
A pending renewal and expansion on the runway of Gwinnett County’s airport evidently is the type of job that some state lawmakers had in mind when they talked about greater state involvement in local airports. Gwinnett’s airport also highlights the impact of the state’s 104 publicly-owned, public use airports.
In news of what the state Legislature didn’t approve this year, put: any takeover or oversight of Atlanta’s airport. Or a tax break for jet fuel. Or a boost to rural transit.
By King Williams en·mi·ty /ˈenmədē/ noun the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something. Earlier this week we saw the defeat of mass transit expansion in Gwinnett to start the week. And by the end of the week, we saw one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the […]
By Guest Columnist BEN DECOSTA, former aviation general manager of ATL, 1998-2010
By a 5 to 4 vote, a Senate study committee proposed a hostile takeover of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) from those who built it over the past 40 years as the premier magnet for global businesses, as a $60 billion regional economic engine and as the door for millions of travelers from around the world to visit Atlanta and America.
As state lawmakers consider taking over Atlanta’s airport, Delta Air Lines, Inc. on Wednesday received a top credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service that builds on a recent rating that said one of Delta’s key credit strengths is the lower costs of doing business at Atlanta’s airport.