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GDOT almost ends Beltline dispute (Creative Loafing) - David Doss, GDOT boardmember, asked the GDOT to consider withdrawing its stay of abandonment. Stating that, “The idea of commuter rail or high-speed rail going through Piedmont Park makes little sense to me,”. Great quote considering that Doss is from Rome. It makes little sense to most of residents of the city of Atlanta either. Unfortunately, the stay of abandonment was not withdrawn. Looks like we'll be waiting another couple of weeks for more on this one.

GDOT almost ends Beltline dispute (WDSU - New Orleans,LA) In Atlanta, officials are considering eliminating weekend train service. Yikes. Sporting events will never be the same.

GDOT almost ends Beltline dispute (AJC) More than $60 million in federal stimulus money could soon flow to the depleted coffers of the MARTA.

Perdue announces transportation system overhaul ( - Charlotte,NC) Gov. Sonny Perdue’s solution to the lack of progress in reducing metro Atlanta’s traffic congestion is to blow up Georgia’s transportation bureaucracy and start over.

Google Transit Ushers In Another Update (WebProNews - Lexington,KY) New cities include: Adelaide, Atlanta, Bonn, Calgary, Davis, California, Hamilton, Canada, Pilsen, Sacramento, Torino, Toronto York region, ... Now Google can tell us how to get around Atlanta via two train tracks. One going north/south and one going east/west.

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(Atlanta Journal Constitution) The Atlanta Regional Commission recently reported explosive growth for the city of Atlanta, which has seen its population increase 15 percent in just eight ... Already in Stockholm, congestion has been reduced by 25 percent, pollution has been reduced by anywhere from 8 to 40 percent depending on what kind of emission is being measured, and public transportation usage has increased by 40,000 riders per day. I guess that wouldn't work too well if MARTA has to cut their weekend train service??