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Coronavirus lockdown is having surprisingly little impact on Atlanta air quality, stats show

Unlike cities around the world, metro Atlanta’s skies haven’t noticeably changed in a time of much less driving.

What the coronavirus pandemic means for Atlanta transportation infrastructure projects

On the bright side, reduced traffic has been a godsend for projects already under construction, the city’s transportation czar says.

Under pressure to close trail, officials enact new Beltline usage regulations

After 2 p.m., the popular paved path is reserved for emergency travel and people going to work.

Once ubiquitous, e-scooters vanish from Atlanta amid coronavirus pandemic

The public health crisis came as city leaders were weighing stricter regulations for the dockless two-wheelers.

As U.S. cities shutter parks and trails, activists amplify calls to close Beltline

With COVID-19 spreading, Atlanta officials are faced with a difficult decision: to shut down a major transportation artery or let it flow.

What to know if you must ride MARTA, use Atlanta transit right now

The transit agency is wiping down rail cars and buses, offering hand sanitizer, and changing service schedules.

Report: Gwinnett among U.S. counties where people traveled most as coronavirus ramped up

The county has since issued a stay-at-home order and threatened to punish violators with fines and jail time.

Poll: Should officials restrict access to the Beltline, parks to fight coronavirus spread?

Atlantans had been seen crowding the popular multi-use trail, clashing with the guidance of public health officials.

MARTA rail's expansion to Gwinnett County debated, as deadline looms

The historically transit-averse government needs to sort out a plan by April 7.

Perimeter cities appeal to GDOT for multi-use trail space in interstate expansion plans

Brookhaven has launched a study to determine the feasibility of a trail network near Interstate 285.

Lindbergh MARTA stop’s transit-oriented community primed for makeover

Architect: "We’re activating the site and creating a place people will choose to be."

As ridership plummets, MARTA weighs fare adjustments, credit options for transit users

The coronavirus outbreak is forcing Atlantans indoors, and transit officials say slimmer services could result.

How coronavirus impact could permanently change the way Atlantans commute

"This is a tipping point for teleworking."

Like road traffic, Atlanta transit ridership is plummeting amid social distancing efforts

MARTA remains fully operational but is taking a hit among business and office closures.

This is what Atlanta rush-hour traffic looks like amid coronavirus restrictions

A trip from downtown to Buckhead, and back, illustrates the impact of workplace changes.

Atlantans asked to not gather in groups exceeding 50 as coronavirus precaution

Social distancing measures weren’t universally obliged on a festive, temperate weekend.

Self-driving e-scooters to make debut in Peachtree Corners (yes, SELF-driving)

Could scooters that park themselves—however bizarre it looks—help fix Atlanta’s e-scooter woes?

How Atlanta is bracing for impact as novel coronavirus, fears spread

The city’s long-hyped NCAA Final Four isn’t happening, and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has created a Coronavirus Pandemic Coordination Team.

Plans for tunnel-closing ‘Krog Masquerade’ party stoke uproar in Cabbagetown

When organizers planned a similar soiree in 2014, locals retaliated.

Study: Atlanta’s Connector is country’s fifth most congested corridor

According to the Global Traffic Scorecard, Atlanta scored worse overall—shockingly—than last year.

Images: MARTA’s refreshed Arts Center stop, and more station upgrades to follow

Expect an overhaul at the Airport station to kick off in coming weeks, with a Five Points redo down the line.

As spring draws near, Atlanta’s crackdown on e-scooter providers is intensifying

"I think we’ll see far fewer on the streets," says one councilmember.

Mass transit advocates banding together, making case for MARTA in Cobb County

A motivated nonprofit called Cobb 4 Transit recently held its first open house.

DeKalb Avenue’s reign of terror for cyclists, pedestrians, drivers could be coming to an end

The eastside corridor’s overdue paving and "complete street" overhaul appears to be on the horizon.

Clock’s ticking for Gwinnett to decide if transit expansion makes November ballot

The metro Atlanta county can’t miss another opportunity to invest in the future of transportation, transit proponents say.

Atlanta’s regional planners approve sprawling $173B transportation blueprint

The Atlanta Regional Commission’s updated plan lays out a roadmap for the next three decades.

Five years after its debut, a quiet evening aboard the Atlanta Streetcar

A major expansion could boost the limited transit system. In the meantime, it’s a good place to nap.

Olympic marathon trials will translate to roadway upgrades in Midtown, downtown

Officials are working "to identify any potholes or metal plates ahead of time and have them fixed."

UPDATED: Eastside Trail segment reopens as city crews work to fix sinkhole

An ancient underground pipe appears to be the culprit.

Exclusive: CSX to reactivate Hulsey Yard, frustrating neighbors’ dreams for site

Company officials say new operations, expected to start in April, should at least be quieter than previous activity

Tennessee officials take step forward with potential Nashville-Atlanta Amtrak line

How much the 250-mile link would cost—and who might pay for it—would be the subject of a study.

Sinkhole on Beltline’s Eastside Trail shuts down high-traffic section of path

Neighboring businesses are expected to remain open, but detours must be followed.

Stressing affordable housing over parking, latest MARTA-adjacent project breaks ground

About one-third of apartments at the Grant Park mixed-use development will be earmarked for lower rent prices.

Atlanta officials set to weigh potential ‘complete street’ future of DeKalb Avenue

As advocates have stressed, the dangerous roadway is due for a safety upgrade.

Teleworking is on the rise. In car-obsessed Atlanta, can the trend keep growing?

An Atlanta Regional Commission survey shows nearly half of Atlantans now work from home—at least sometimes.

How small parking lot enhancements can spell big improvements for Atlanta pedestrians

Midtown Alliance is working to make unsightly, dangerous surface lots safer and more vibrant.

Atlantans speak up in ‘participatory budgeting’ process, call for safer streets

Suggestions for unspent cash leaned toward bike projects, street fixes, and even Atlanta Streetcar expansion.

GDOT, Gwinnett leaders launch three-year traffic study to decongest I-85

Without mass transit expansion, is there hope for the interstate?

Survey says: E-scooter riders, and not, think safer infrastructure is most crucial issue

More than 2,000 people weighed in on the dockless mobility option, and the results could guide changes.