Lantern Parade

More than 10,000 people lit the Eastside Trail with lanterns at the 2013 Lantern Parade.
Photo Credit: Sinan Sinharoy

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Have you seen the January 2014 issue of Planning Magazine? The new issue of the American Planning Association’s national publication is all about Atlanta, and the Atlanta BeltLine features prominently. An excerpt from Planning Atlanta, a book due out in April 2014, takes a look at the Atlanta BeltLine’s beginnings, its grassroots growth, and its progress with an essay […] Read more
Q:           What happens to the Atlanta BeltLine projects on the Transportation Referendum list? A:            Transit on the Atlanta BeltLine will still be built out as part of a larger modern streetcar/light rail network in the City of Atlanta connected to MARTA. The downtown Atlanta Streetcar, now under construction, is the first new segment of this […] Read more
Q:           What happens to the Atlanta BeltLine projects on the Transportation Referendum list? A:            Transit on the Atlanta BeltLine will still be built out as part of a larger modern streetcar/light rail network in the City of Atlanta connected to MARTA. The downtown Atlanta Streetcar, now under construction, is the first new segment of this […] Read more
Thank you for voting in yesterday’s referendum. As the sun rises on another day of progress for the Atlanta BeltLine, the project endures as the single most compelling vision for the future of Atlanta and the region. Tens of thousands of passionate grassroots supporters remain engaged and the philanthropic and business communities remain invested in […] Read more
posted in Transit, Transportation Referendum // 07/31/12
Today’s AJC published an op ed by the Chairman of the Atlanta Regional Commission, Tad Leithead, with 10 facts about today’s Transportation Referendum. Below is the full text. 10 Facts on the Transportation Referendum By Tad Leithead Every metro Atlanta resident should know by now that there is an important decision before them today. This […] Read more
posted in Transportation Referendum // 07/30/12
The most recent addition to Atlanta’s rail transit system took place in 2000 with the construction of the North Springs and Sandy Springs MARTA stations. The presentation below shows the big picture of what our regional rail transit system can become if the July 31 Regional Transportation Referendum is approved (best viewed in full screen mode): Atlanta […] Read more
posted in Transit, Transportation Referendum // 07/29/12
Following the endorsement of Creative Loafing last week, today, the AJC gave a full throated endorsement of the July 31 Regional Transportation Referendum. Here are some excerpts: Think about this. For every penny in new tax that would be saved by a “no” vote, Atlantans will waste multiples of that solitary cent in a thousand […] Read more
This is the final weekend before the July 31 Regional Transportation Referendum, or TSPLOST, and there are several events happening across the City, both TSPLOST-related and non-TSPLOST related. Here’s the rundown: Saturday, July 28 Eastside Trail Hard Hat Walking Tours (Sneak Peek) – RSVP only, tours at 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, 3:30. Atlanta Streetcar […] Read more
posted in Transit, Transportation Referendum // 07/25/12
By Patrick Sweeney, Senior Project Manager for Transit and Transportation Worldwide, top tier cities provide options for residents and commuters. Different modes of transit serve different types of trips – light rail and heavy rail for longer distance commutes, and streetcar for local shorter trips. A network of integrated transit options is key to providing […] Read more
posted in Transit, Transportation Referendum // 07/16/12
Sunday’s AJC had an in-depth piece looking at all of the potentially viable “Plan B” scenarios if the July 31 Transportation Referendum does not pass. Groups ranging from the Georgia Sierra Club to the Tea Party, who oppose the Referendum, have stated that there is a viable second option, or “Plan B.” According to the […] Read more
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