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A very good plan-- that would seem to work for everyone--

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Mayor Kasim Reed presents Council a new ‘connected’ option for MLK Dr.

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@atlman -- Barely disguised racist diatribes will win no friends-- BTW investment in things like infrastructure, education and research are things that are foundational to any healthy society and vital to a democracy-- The common good is a real and necessary thing-- especially for those living in a city.  This Tea Party nonsense is both shortsighted and fundamentally bad policy more likely to lead to long term decline that the libertarian utopia posited by these self appointed genius know-nothings.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Mayor Kasim Reed presents Council a new ‘connected’ option for MLK Dr.

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If the urban Turner Field site has 'insurmountable' problems-- the suburban I-285/ I-75 site has the unique ability to make those problems much worse-- built a stadium at the intersection of two of the most congested expressways in Atlanta-- with NO mass transit-- very, very curious-- Cobb must have given away the farm in order 'get' the Braves--

8 months, 1 week ago on Atlanta Braves planning move to Cobb

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And don't forget the arts-- A sales tax or some other use tax for parks, arts facilities and public art are exactly what is needed in Atlanta. These things along with more public-private partnerships will allow an already strong ( but struggling) community to flourish--

1 year, 2 months ago on Dedicated dollars needed to improve parks, green space in metro Atlanta

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Great analysis-- the need for news or good (non-partisan) journalism has not gone away-- In fact we need it more than ever--

The only disagreement I have is that WindowsXP thing-- really? XP is ancient and subsequent versions of Windows have been better-- Windows 7 is extremely stable as is 8, though some object to the wholesale redesign of its interface-- In any case, tablets DO appear to be the future of news delivery, at least for now--

1 year, 2 months ago on Big news: Newspapers, long mourned, aren’t really dead

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Great article-- a rational analysis that shows plenty of upside in the stadium deal (as opposed to the tea party like hysteria now associated with the word tax of any kind)-- Thank you, this is what folks have come to expect from your excellent Reporting--

1 year, 5 months ago on City of Atlanta in pivotal position to benefit from new Falcons stadium deal

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An alignment from Atlanta straight to Savannah is a pretty obvious-- as opposed to the current odd alignment south of Savannah-- The problem however, is not logistical or technical, but political-- as long as the tea party crowd sees no need to spend money on infrastructure or anything else that would actually provide for the future of the state and country the republicans in Congress will do nothing--  There is a deep and frightening ignorance at work here--

1 year, 7 months ago on Creating a ‘trail of prosperity’ with high-speed Atlanta—Savannah rail

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 @billprettyman 

Thank you for the rational reasoned analysis and suggestions-- all too rare on internet comment pages

1 year, 10 months ago on Challenging transportation myths after the failed regional TIA vote

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We need to work regionally, however if the city (proper) supports transit and is willing to tax itself to get it-- then let us.  A city of Atlanta, with street cars, a healthy MARTA system, bike lanes (and maybe even timed stop lights) can show the entire region a thing or two--  Support county by county and city by city votes on transportation--

 

1 year, 10 months ago on Challenging transportation myths after the failed regional TIA vote

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There seems to be a divergence between ARC and Census figures for the city of Atlanta (not unusual)--

The Census says Atlanta (proper) has grown by a little over 12,000 since the 2010 census (to 432,000+)-- ARC shows significantly less than that, if I'm reading the numbers correctly.  The census numbers show Atlanta as one of the fastest growing cities in the country-- percentage wise.  In any case, the 10-county ARC metro is pretty meaningless since its boundaries are defined by politics and not numbers-- the Census 28 county region and even the wider CSA are more revealing-- and they show decent, if slower,  growth in the metro.  It would be interesting to see what numbers the census uses in estimates vs. what ARC uses-- I would think they would be very similar-- but they must not be(?)

1 year, 11 months ago on City of Atlanta in a sunny place for population growth; But there’s a catch

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YES-- I couldn't agree with this more-- and this time its 75% transit--

1 year, 11 months ago on It’s time for Atlanta, Fulton and DeKalb to retake control of their own destinies

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@The Last Democrat in Georgia -- Well maybe not quite the last. There are still quite a few of us, here and there-- True Atlanta has become a very diverse region and much of the population lies outside of the city proper-- making consensus difficult. I would still argue though that even for this vast region that the city needs to offer leadership and direction-- and still plays a central role in the overall destiny of the almost 6 million or so folks that now call Metro Atlanta home.

2 years ago on To move forward, Atlanta must find its magic and rediscover the ‘Atlanta Way’

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The old notion of the 'Atlanta Way'-- call it magic or mojo or spirit or something else-- can 'it' exist in the same way in a diverse city approaching 6 million as it did in an eager little town on the make of a million or so-- This may be the most pertinent question-- The attitude is vital, but the problems are quite different now... We need the ambition, but we also need the wisdom that should come with a few years now of being a big city--

2 years ago on To move forward, Atlanta must find its magic and rediscover the ‘Atlanta Way’

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Thank you for this post-- We spent around $2,000 on sidewalks (we live on a corner) only to have city vehicles and others park on the sidewalk cracking the newly installed pavers--

2 years, 1 month ago on City of Atlanta needs to figure out a way to fix its sidewalks and curb cuts

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Great news from the History Center-- Looks like a bold and sophisticated design--

2 years, 7 months ago on Atlanta History Center picks NYC’s Pfeiffer Partners as architectural redesign team

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The new East-West connections make the Beltline much more functional from a transit perspective--

The North Avenue Street car is a wonderful idea. The Beltline is one of the best and strongest urban ideas in the country at the moment, and deserves broad support from the Atlanta community, urban and suburban.

2 years, 9 months ago on Atlanta BeltLine tour reveals the opportunities for transit in our city and our region

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Truly a DUH moment-- why would anyone even think of attaching this referendum to the primary election--

One bound to be dominated by suburban tea-party republicans-- since there are essentially no contested intown or national Democratic races--

3 years ago on Experts say transportation tax has better chance if vote is held in November, 2012

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