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Participate in One of Five Atlanta BeltLine Study Groups: Transit Implementation Strategy

Participate in One of Five Atlanta BeltLine Study Groups: Transit Implementation Strategy

ATLANTA – (submitted by the Atlanta Beltline) Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is developing a strategy to implement transit for the Atlanta BeltLine. In 2012, voters in the Atlanta region will be given the opportunity to approve a 1% sales tax for transit and transportation projects. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

MARTA to Refund Passengers for Snowstorm Shutdown

MARTA to Refund Passengers for Snowstorm Shutdown

 

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's public transit system is offering refunds to passengers who lost money when a winter storm stopped bus service.

MARTA officials said passengers who can prove they lost prepaid bus fares during a two-day shutdown of bus service on Jan. 10-11 will be eligible for a two-day unlimited ride pass. 

MARTA spokeswoman Ryland McClendon told WSB-TV that the transit agency apologizes for the inconvenience. She said bus service was halted because authorities believed the roads were too dangerous. Bus service was not fully restored for another five days.

Trantavis Wheeler said he paid $17 for a weekly pass, but could only ride the bus for a single day before the storm hit. He wants a bigger refund since buses in his neighborhood were not running for days.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

20 years of Atlanta's "Voice for Better Biking"

20 years of Atlanta's "Voice for Better Biking"

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Atlanta Bicycle Coalition)

2011 marks our 20th anniversary as "Your Voice for Better Biking." For two decades, we've worked to shift the bicycling landscape of our city to represent the growing number of everyday people who are using a bicycle for transportation, fitness, and/or recreation.

We're still a long way from where we want to be, but with the help of countless members, volunteers, staff, and partners, we continue to pave the way to a bike-friendly Atlanta.

Over the years we've had our wins (bikes on MARTA, bike parking during and after the 1996 Olympics, the Connect Atlanta Plan, Atlanta Streets Alive) and our losses (traffic calming projects that replaced formerly bikable space with curb extensions, most notably).

The Roads are Open; We Have Your Traffic Information at 11Alive.com

All the roads in Metro Atlanta are open today. You need to pack a huge load of patience while you get going though. There are many delays out there. For details on particular routes, check http://11alive.com/traffic.

ALL INTERSTATES & MAIN ROUTES are open.

The left lanes have ice in them. Stay out of those left lanes. Assume that all overpasses have ice on them; many have glaze ice that you will not be able to see until you are on them.

ALL of the on and off ramps have ice in them. Approach them slowly and carefully. If you speed onto an offramp or try to turn suddenly, you will slide and crash.

ARTERIAL/MAIN STREETS --

All have some ice on them. Most with three lanes ordinarily are down to two; most with two lanes regularly, are down to one lane.

Atlanta's Department of Public Works says they are Ready for the Snow on Sunday...

Atlanta's Department of Public Works says they are Ready for the Snow on Sunday...

Atlatna, GA--  Snow is the forecast for Sunday night into Monday, and 11Alive has been on the case asking the city if they are ready for the snow and how do they intend to respond to the ice.

The Department of Public Works  says that they "seek to maintain access in the immediate vicinity of emergency facilities such as hospitals, police stations and emergency shelters."  Of course, these areas can not be the only routes that take priority.  Thousands of residents will be on the roads and Public Works has acquired 6 sand trucks to distribute over 300 tons of sand to the city's 200 centerline miles. (which includes 40 bridges)

Priority routes are consistent with the functional street classification hierarchy which is based on the volume of traffic served and the connectivity provided:

  • first priority routes reflect major arterial  streets;  (e.g.

See the Progress of the BeltLine's 1st Scheduled Park

Atlanta, GA--  Progress is beginning to visibly show as anticipation grows for The Atlanta Beltline to make its debut.  To get an update on one of the first new local parks to be created around the upcoming beltline please see this article.