Category: Transportation

Move To The Right, Slowpoke

This week’s Courier Herald column: Some of you need to move to the right. All of us need to get our friends and neighbors to understand when they need to move to the right. No, this isn’t about political directions, though it is about a problem that has been addressed through the political process. More

Is Amazon HQ2 Search Cobb/Gwinnett’s Transit Wake Up Call?

As Charlie alluded to in his latest column, Amazon’s search for a “full equal” HQ highlights the most vexing question for Cobb/Gwinnett Counties and Georgia generally. Will you join the mass transit program or get left behind? It can’t get any more explicit than Amazon requiring “direct” mass transit access “at site” for their new

WSB TV: Keith Parker Leaving MARTA

Per WSB TV’s Richard Belcher, Marta CEO Keith Parker is resigning to take a job at Goodwill Industries: EXCLUSIVE: Ch2 confirms MARTA CEO Keith Parker ready to announce resignation, probably today. Taking job w/ Goodwill Industries. @wsbtv — Richard Belcher (@BelcherWSB) September 5, 2017 This is bad news for both MARTA and the state as

And There was Great Rejoicing

If you missed the news during your morning torture commute today, drivers everywhere are celebrating. The I-85 bridge will reopen for morning rush Monday, May 15. A full month ahead of schedule. Kudos to GDOT, all the contractors and inspectors on the project, and shoot, let’s just congratulate everybody. We made it.

Senator David Perdue Tours I-85 Bridge Repair

U.S. Senator David Perdue and Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry toured the I-85 bridge rebuilding effort and discussed the construction progress. According to a presser:   “I am grateful that no Georgians were injured during the I-85 bridge collapse,” said Senator Perdue. “A special thank you goes out to our first responders for their swift action