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Perhaps......the latest from Yonah Freemark might interest.....[http://bit.ly/1djpbFa]!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Construction delays at Panama Canal could affect Savannah harbor project

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Clarity needed.....and provided, from no less than the ABL visioneer, Yonah Freemark......[http://bit.ly/1djpbFa]!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Transportation update: GRTA’s acting director, MARTA reorg on hold, Atlanta’s transportation planning

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The trajectory seems to be.......down the (train) tracks........(http://bit.ly/1djpbFa)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on MARTOC chair praises MARTA’s GM for trajectory of transit agency

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Is it possible for Georgians' to make a great "leap"? [http://bit.ly/1fHT5Fs]

1 month, 3 weeks ago on GRTA’s Xpress bus funding quietly becomes part of state’s base budget

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And the revolving door which controls the GW(Georgia Worthless?) Bridge of Dumb....revolves once again. Goodbye Jannine.....Hello Kirk(once again!) The only certain thing in transportation in Georgia, is that no one in government  has any long term experience in transit administration. Consultation and lobbying? Certainly. With Gov. Deal and Snow(Ice) jams, will three times really be the charm? GRTA "leadership" has changed once again. Yawn. Time for more consultancy and lobbying. Perhaps the Georgia Senate could vote to redo Senate Resolution 618, and study Snowjam 2014, and bilk the taxpayers one more time. (SR 618 - the completed study and findings of snowjam 2011 were sundowned 12/31/2013. If only we could build paper currency tracks, we could use the hot air from the gold doumb to power the steam engine and to throw the switches. Siemens could build shiny new cars. Ohh...I'm excited.

2 months ago on Snow Jam ’14: The George Washington Bridge of Dumb

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The answer is........laggard. When the Secretary of Transportation visits..........and his ingress and egress is via bus....well THAT speaks volumes. Read it and weep..... http:lfyre.it/R7BOek.4

5 days, 22 hours ago on Chris Leinberger: Atlanta region ‘absolutely needs rail transit;’ question is will you lead or be a laggard?

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Laggard apparently. How could the long range plan to 2040 already be approved by ARC/GRTA without public input from last weeks announced, three regional meetings (Dalton, Atlanta, Valdosta) in re the long term(to 2040) state of Georgia passenger rail plan? I smell a rat, or at the very least, some "strawman" meetings, to placate those of us "in the know" but, unlikely to accept this continuing bamboozlement by the state of Georgia DOT, Intermodal Division. A critical question of Mr. Boxler, it's director, was asked recently - if his department was ready to immediately assume operation of the passenger train services currently being operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources? His confused and inexplicable response to me was to curtly hang up(the phone). I'm certain we were problematically disconnected? 

Perhaps far more telling......is that US DOT Secretary Foxx shall transit the South (Atlanta included) later this week, not via Amtrak or business train but via motorcoach, er...bus (follow his tour at (http://1.usa.gov/1hmnLfu).

- See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/04/leaders-transportation-plans-show-united-leadership-lack-of-politics-in-projects/#sthash.PZ2zzqHz.dpuf - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/04/chris-leinberger-atlanta-region-absolutely-needs-rail-transit-will-it-lead-or-be-a-laggard/#sthash.zpUHiAYG.dpuf

5 days, 5 hours ago on Chris Leinberger: Atlanta region ‘absolutely needs rail transit;’ question is will you lead or be a laggard?

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Errata :

This cart clearly leads the horse. How could the long range plan to 2040 already be approved by ARC/GRTA without public input from this weeks, just announced, three regional meetings (Dalton, Atlanta, Valdosta) in re the long term(to 2040) state of Georgia passenger rail plan? I smell a rat, or at the very least, some "strawman" meetings, to placate those of us "in the know" but, unlikely to accept this continuing bamboozlement by the state of Georgia DOT, Intermodal Division. A critical question of Mr. Boxler, it's director, was asked recently - if his department was ready to immediately assume operation of the passenger train services currently being operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources? His confused and inexplicable response to me was to curtly hang up(the phone). I'm certain we were problematically disconnected? 

Perhaps far more telling......is that US DOT Secretary Foxx shall transit the South (Atlanta included) later this week, not via Amtrak or business train but via motorcoach, er...bus.

6 days, 19 hours ago on Leaders: Transportation plans show united leadership, absence of politics

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This cart clearly leads the horse. How could the long range plan to 2040 already be approved by ARC without public input from this weeks, just announced, three regional meetings (Dalton, Atlanta, Valdosta) in re the long term(to 2040) state of Georgia passenger rail plan? I smell a rat, or at the very least, some "strawman" meetings, to placate those of us "in the know" but, unlikely to accept this continuing bamboozlement by the state of Georgia DOT, Intermodal Division. A critical question of Mr. Boozler, it's director, was asked recently - if his department was ready to immediately assume operation of the passenger train services currently being operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources? His confused and inexplicable response to me was to curtly hang up(the phone). I'm certain we were problematically disconnected? 

6 days, 21 hours ago on Leaders: Transportation plans show united leadership, absence of politics

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Perhaps a seance.... conjuring the spirit and will of one Cornelius Vanderbilt (Anderson Cooper's some great Grandfather) might be sufficient.... to interest some railroad company or some future Governor (Carter perhaps? ) to visioneer an intermodal terminal in the "gulch", with some sorts of passenger trains adrift with humanity, hurrying their loads to and fro, such a new "terminal".....Perhaps the just announced April 16, 2014 meeting at ARC offices at 40 Courtland St., at 5:00P announced to seek "input" on the state transportation plan to 2040, might be of interest?

1 week, 3 days ago on Passenger trains essential to plans for downtown multimodal terminal station

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A portion of the President's proposed budget is dedicated to "fixing" the nations intercity passenger rail scarcity - see ( www://bit.ly/1eM9kfD ). This might be more logical, given recent headlines re the Malay aero conundrum, and the increasing unease of the traveling public to consider flight as a solution to domestic transportation needs. Unfortunately, as Amtrak remains the only nationwide mandated provider of interstate passenger rail, and has employed in it's prior ranks the likes of Kevin J. O'Conner, late of New Jersey transit transportation debacles, one wonders if this budget move of supporting a monopoly of interstate, intercity passenger rail by Amtrak, is the "best direction" for very scarce federal funds?  

1 month ago on Obama budget stiffs Savannah harbor, funds programs used for Atlanta Streetcar, BeltLine

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