February 9, 2012 // 3 Comments

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A sobering thought for anyone who cares about Atlanta: An expert in land use and urban development, Leinberger outlined how metro Atlanta has fallen out of favor nationally as a business hub and is now competing with cities like Phoenix, Salt Lake [...]

Streetcar skepticism

July 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

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I understand the Atlanta streetcar is part of a broader transportation plan including the Beltline. Hopefully it all comes together. But I remain skeptical of the city’s promises, and its priorities. The streetcar, which links Centennial [...]

Enduring Clusterfuck

July 2, 2011 // 1 Comment

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Atlanta’s symbol should be a red light, our slogan: “Welcome to Atlanta, the anti-Germany.” As in anti-efficiency. I was on the road much of the day, ostensibly driving. In reality I was sitting at traffic light after bloody (as in [...]

Courtesy of Delta

June 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Delta Air Lines is responding to a firestorm of criticism emerging from an incident on Monday in which a group of U.S. soldiers returning home from deployment in Afghanistan was charged $200 each for extra bags on a connecting flight to Atlanta. [...]

Perhaps Nathan Deal will surprise us

January 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

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He’s been shady but, judging by his inaugural speech, Nathan Deal may not be a total *Sonny after all. “For violent and repeat offenders, we will make you pay for your crimes. For other offenders who want to change their lives, we will [...]

Obama ate my homework

October 23, 2010 // 6 Comments

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Gov. H. Dumpty, who’s fattened his wallet but accomplished little else in two terms as Georgia’s chief executive, says President Obama is to blame for the state’s incoherent transportation policy. Gov. Sonny Perdue’s office said [...]

Obama to Atlanta: Drop dead

February 17, 2010 // 5 Comments

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Atlanta’s slump continues: In a blow to Atlanta’s hopes for a rebirth in transportation, the Obama administration has passed over the city’s application for a federal stimulus grant to build a streetcar on Peachtree Street. In fact, in a [...]

yet another clusterfuck

January 21, 2010 // 24 Comments

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Decatur Street used to be a breeze, but that was before the city of Atlanta decided to mess up a good thing by eliminating lanes and installing awkward medians. And of course they failed to adjust the traffic signals, which rarely turn in unison (a [...]

not in their backyards

December 9, 2009 // 1 Comment

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A DOT member from Rome is advocating a controversial tunnel project that would link Ga. 400 to I-675, digging up east Atlanta in the process. Another suburbanite, Gwinnett boob John Oxendine, also supports the idea. The Ox is, sadly, the leading GOP [...]

backwater, u.s.a.

April 9, 2009 // 1 Comment

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Andisheh compiled a list of cities moving forward on mass transit. Thanks to the General Assembly, Atlanta continues to move backwards. UPDATE: Republican House Majority Leader Jerry Keen tells Atlanta to go fuck itself. After we spoke with [...]

gone fishin’

April 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

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Sonny will lead — as long as you ask nicely: The governor mentioned several times that MARTA made no effort to get him involved in passing legislation that would have freed up funding for the system. The bill failed. “It’s always [...]
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