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If there was "no secret that there was a dysfunctional relationship in the management ranks at MARTA," why weren't changes made in the past? Isn't this the type of inaction and lassitude that prevent MARTA from becoming an effective transit provider?
5 months, 1 week ago on MARTA shake up will permit new GM Keith Parker to build his own team
Why does GRTA service get state funding but MARTA does not?
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Fate of Xpress bus service in hands of governor, General Assembly in 2013
Wouldn't it be unfortunate if Mack Wilbourn thinks he's disadvantaged simply because he's in a minority group?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Airport vendor who hosted $1 million fundraiser for Obama at his Midtown home to defend his status as a DBE
If it's safe to assume that the Regional Business Coalition of Metro Atlanta opposes tax increases, where does Lawler think the funding for any significant transportation improvements will come from? Don't you have to pay to play?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Metro Atlanta's transportation needs can't wait another decade to be fixed
Isn't it time for Sam Olens to roll up his sleeves and effectively implement the health care law? While Olens doesn't have to like the law, hasn't the Supreme Court heard and rejected Olens' views about the law? And while Olens might like to continue chasing rabbits down holes, why doesn't he starting acting like an attorney general and support the law? Does he want to be remembered for fighting battles that he has already lost?
8 months ago on Fresh from remarks at RNC, state AG Sam Olens to speak in Atlanta on impact of federal health care law
Do Mayor Reed's comments make absolutely no sense? Is the Mayor as dense as his comments show him to be?
8 months, 1 week ago on Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed plans post-TSPLOST path forward
Jim: The McKinsey Report says investing in transportation will produce positive economic results, but where does it say anything about a "crisis" in Georgia (other than a conclusory statement on p. 1)?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Challenging transportation myths after the failed regional TIA vote
Is the following statement by Heather also a myth that needs discussion: "The transportation crisis we face is still here and is very serious?"
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Challenging transportation myths after the failed regional TIA vote
Isn't it possible that Atlanta was mostly lucky over the years, and now that we have to work at it, we find that our institutions and leaders are not up to the task?
10 months, 2 weeks ago on To move forward, Atlanta must find its magic and rediscover the 'Atlanta Way'
Which Board meeting authorized IA to conduct the $265,000 development study?
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Audit finds $226 million, calls for oversight; Invest Atlanta asserts independence as entity of state
Why are aiming so low? Why not encourage our Mayor to lead on issues such as gay marriage, rather than allowing him simply to become a voice to handicap elections? A City that respects and protects its heritage, rather than tearing down its historic buildings? A City that protects and conserves public spaces, rather than steadily converting the nicest ones into nifty places for special interests? A government that listens to and solicits the opinions of all residents, rather than relying mostly on those in the right circles?
1 year ago on Remembering when Atlanta stood for something — hoping we will again
Interesting point, but do you think Mr. Clark will also respond?
1 year, 2 months ago on Plan to deepen Savannah's port has been fully vetted
If the Georgia Chamber is so supportive of building and improving Georgia's freight rail system, why doesn't the Chamber give equally solid support for passenger rail connecting Georgia to the rest of the nation?
When Mayor Reed says: "This town is an intentional town. We have got to be that again. I need this Council and this business community to be proud again,” when did we become an unintentional city and when did people stop being proud? Did these things happen during Shirley Franklin's eight years as mayor?
1 year, 3 months ago on President Ceasar Mitchell reflects on Atlanta City Council role with Mayor Kasim Reed
How does this initiative fit within Invest Atlanta's new focus on creating jobs? Isn't the money a give-away to an uncertain (possibly worthy) venture?
1 year, 4 months ago on A green light for Atlanta's Center for Civil, Human Rights
Doesn't the article raise some interesting questions? What does it say about Beverly Scott doing her homework if MARTA's obvious financial problems and negative public perception were far worse than she expected? And what does it say about the T-SPLOST when Beverly Scott confirms there is a group of projects but no system-wide plan? Aren't you supposed to build the plan and then select the projects? Or did I misunderstand Business Planning 101?
1 year, 4 months ago on As Beverly Scott begins her final year at MARTA, she says there’s ‘unfinished business’
Isn't the State heavily involved in the port of Savannah? Why not the same for Atlanta metro transit, which also is a transportation facility with statewide impact? And shouldn't the State make a sizable investment in the metro transit network as a part of that bargain?
1 year, 5 months ago on Metro leaders voice concern over the state controlling a regional Atlanta transit agency
Is Mayor Reed implying that Atlanta stopped leading when Shirley Franklin was mayor?
1 year, 5 months ago on Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed wants the city to regain its dominance in the Southeast
Doesn't all this amount to little more than "You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours?"
1 year, 8 months ago on Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin finds a new purpose
If the doughnut hole is imaginary, isn't the doughnut also imaginary?
1 year, 9 months ago on Downtown Multi-modal terminal funding at risk