High speed rail between Atlanta and Macon? Georgia has applied for federal funding.

Georgia applied for a federal grant earlier this month for $472 million to fund a high-speed rail between Macon / Lovejoy and Atlanta. This is one piece to the proposed multi-modal transportation hub to be centered in downtown Atlanta. Expanding commuter rails out from the heart of Atlanta are one part of a bigger transportation plan and make it difficult to know where to best put our money and efforts first.

Atlanta’s own transit system MARTA awarded grant for solar panels

Atlanta’s mass transit system, MARTA, is taking eco-friendly strides towards cleaning up their energy usage by installing new solar panels over 220 bus parking stalls at their maintenance facility in Decatur!

AMTRAK resigns its fight for the “Decatur Belt” and the Atlanta BeltLine continues on!

Update on the BeltLine versus AMTRAK debate as well as the Quarterly Briefing in February 2009.

North Druid Hills Road in DeKalb County awarded $120,000 from the Atlanta Regional Commission

This week, I received the following update on North Druid Hills Road and grant money from our local yahoo group (Laurel Ridge Yahoo Group) and wanted to share it. As a resident who lives off of N. Druid Hills Road, I know we’ll appreciate any efforts to go green and make Atlanta and Decatur neighborhoods more … Continue reading