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MARTA officially takes over Atlanta Streetcar operations

It’ll still cost a whole dollar to ride the downtown trolley.

The Atlanta Streetcar needs to die, critic tells local media

Does MARTA have a prayer of saving the expensive transit alternative?

Summerhill BRT line bags federal grant for new buses, 30 stops

The line will connect downtown to Georgia State’s redevelopment around former Turner Field.

Downtown Atlanta master plan envisions ‘humanized’ neighborhood, 12K new residents

After a year of work, downtown’s master plan is almost done, forecasting a future with major developments, preserved history.

Photos: Peacthree Streets Alive event brings signature celebration to Atlanta’s core

Nearly three miles of Peachtree was reserved for pedestrian enjoyment as part of ASA’s 2017 finale.

Atlanta’s streetcar: transit boon or economic development scheme?

While many have lambasted the streetcar for operational deficiencies, new projects have been transforming neighborhoods all around it.

Historic building to be reborn as co-working space, continuing Auburn Avenue’s upswing

Plans for the streetcar-adjacent building call for offices, a library, podcast studio, and coffee shop.

MARTA to offer fare payment by phone as soon as next year

System-wide rollout could take years, but easier payment method could spread to other transit agencies in the metro.

Atlanta Streetcar (finally) getting on the right track with increased safety, ridership

Nearly two and 1/2 years after opening, Atlanta’s beleaguered blue streetcars are finally gaining traction.

Does first state transportation commission mean regional Atlanta transit is coming?

A range of Georgia leaders (none from MARTA or Atlanta) will provide the House of Representatives a report by the end of the year.

Atlanta transit expansion could be in peril thanks to federal budget cuts

Nearly $3 billion worth of federal funding expected for Atlanta could vanish with new budget proposal.

New Atlanta commute tool highlights traffic, transit, and parking

Initiative by the city brings data from array of sources including Waze, MARTA, Relay bike share, and the Georgia DOT.

Atlanta’s MARTA expansion seeks input; growth to ‘burbs could be stymied

The good news: Atlantans hoping for their taxes to go toward impactful projects have chance to weigh in

Atlanta Streetcar: Can free rides, Pokémon boost transit system?

With the threat of a government-led shutdown in the rearview, and with referenda in the near future (Nov. 8) that could change everything, Atlanta Streetcar leaders are looking toward fresh, inventive ways to spark interest.

Sweet Auburn student housing project moving forward

A long-vacant street corner in Sweet Auburn, currently occupied by a parking lot, could soon be bustling with activity. Permits have been filed for construction of a student housing facility with street front retail at Auburn and Piedmont avenues.

Atlanta's Peachtree streetcar: necessity or bad idea?

Years ago, plans called for a streetcar specifically for this stretch of much-traveled road, but due to a lack of federal funding, the city only got as far as building the east-west loop and the maintenance facility beneath The Connector.

Does green light signal better days for Atlanta Streetcar?

Even before the Atlanta Streetcar opened — over budget and behind schedule — it’s been a source of endless fodder. While press surrounding the streetcar has been mostly doom and gloom for the better part of two years, things are looking up. Maybe.

Streetcar gets extension, but state ultimatum remains

State to city: Address issues by June 28 ... or else. The mandate by the Georgia Department of Transportation gave the city and MARTA until the end June 28 to address a ton of problems listed in audits by the entity.

Atlanta Streetcar Still Battling Media, Misconceptions

A recent letter from the Georgia Department of Transportation set an ultimatum for streetcar solutions for what it says are outstanding maintenance and staffing shortfalls. Is that the latest batch of streetcar troubles, or something overblown?

Map Allows Atlantans to Play with MARTA's Future!

For those who want to the power to (hypothetically) chose how MARTA grows in coming years, a new website — appropriately billed as "MARTA Menu" — has come on line that allows users to decide what projects move forward given limited funds.

Keeping Up with Dallas: Are Atlanta's MARTA Plans Enough?

Earlier this year, legislators paved the way for the largest expansion of MARTA service in decades. But while it could be the beginning of something great, some are beginning to worry that it's too little too late.

Photos: Sweet Auburn Springfest Draws Crowds Downtown

If anyone had a doubt that Sweet Auburn knows how to party, this weekend offered evidence to the contrary. The 32nd annual Sweet Auburn Springfest drew tens of thousands of people to the burgeoning 'hood for three days of music, shopping, and food.

Atlanta Streetcar Ridership Down, but Consistent

The streetcar has taken some lumps lately, and signs point to things getting worse (at least superficially) before they get better. Some would argue that ridership numbers this year don't mean all that much, though.

Streetcar Service Bound for Sandy Springs?

At a "transportation summit" the other night, Bryant Poole, Sandy Springs’ assistant city manager in charge of transportation planning, pitched a radical idea that streetcars could theoretically operate on Roswell Road, swallowing two lanes for cars.

Atlanta Mayor Offers Transit Plan Hints

Mayor Reed addressed a transit panel at SXSW, opening up about his vision for the expansion of MARTA in the city. Could light rail in Atlanta take to the skies and cover the Beltline? Hizzoner says that's a priority.

3 Shops Have Recently Left Atlanta Streetcar Stop

A tea store, Jewish gift shop, and accessories boutique are so over 171 Auburn Ave. All three businesses started as pop-up shops in 2014 and later decided to stay on longterm, but plans have changed.