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Monday 6/13 Traffic Update

Atlanta, GA --  Atlanta rush hour will be affected today by an overturned tractor trailer, and believe it or not, Zombies...

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Local Architects and Designers Pay Homage to ATL with Glowing Art Installations in MARTA stations

Local Architects and Designers Pay Homage to ATL with Glowing Art Installations in MARTA stations

Atlanta, GA --  (submitted by Sarah Gates) Throughout the month of June, the sun isn’t the only thing that will be shining across Atlanta. A unique exhibition titled “Light Up Atlanta” will be offering Atlantans the chance to soak up some local art and culture during their daily commute.

On Wednesday in a ceremony at Five Points, C.H. Briggs and MARTA will unveil glowing art installations made primarily of DuPont™ Corian® that will be on display at MARTA stations across the Atlanta. Each item in the exhibition was created by Atlanta-based architects and designers to celebrate the local creative community

C.H. Briggs, a leading local distributor of specialty building products, commissioned the placement of seven sculptural pieces—some illuminated— in six of the city’s busiest MARTA stations. Each item in the exhibition was created by members of the Atlanta architecture and design community to reflect how the city inspires them.

Calming the Chaos on Spring Street

Calming the Chaos on Spring Street

Drivers who routinely travel Spring Street downtown near Ivan Allen say the intersection is potentially dangerous because there are no turn lane assignments. So we contacted the City of Atlanta to see if we could change that.

Rialto Center for the Arts Host Atlanta Streetcar Open House May 19

Rialto Center for the Arts Host Atlanta Streetcar Open House May 19

The Atlanta Streetcar Project Team invites you to an open house on Thursday, May 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts.  This is your opportunity to hear updates and learn how the Atlanta Streetcar will be integrated into the Downtown Atlanta community and increase livability and access within the City's various neighborhoods. 

 

Light snacks and beverages will be provided. RSVP to Pamela Henman by May 16, 2011 at 404-658-1885 or phenman@atlantadowntown.com

Fulton County Public Works Seeks Public Comment Regarding Transportation Projects

Fulton County Public Works Seeks Public Comment Regarding Transportation Projects

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Fulton Communication)  Fulton County wants your input to develop recommendations about the county’s future transportation needs through the year 2040.  The Transportation Investment Act requires each of the state’s 12 regions to conduct regional roundtable consisting of the Commission Chair from each county along with one mayor from each of the counties.

Your participation is extremely important in the planning process and to the development of the project list.

Put Your Delta Skymiles to Use For Presitge Parking at Turner Field

Put Your Delta Skymiles to Use For Presitge Parking at Turner Field

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by The Atlanta Braves) Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and the Atlanta Braves today announced the opening of the Delta SkyMiles Medallion Lot at Turner Field. The lot will be designated as a portion of the current Green Parking Lot at Turner Field, directly across from the main entrance gate of the ballpark (located at the corner of Hank Aaron Drive and Ralph D. Abernathy Drive).

Members of Delta’s SkyMiles Medallion program will be able to show their Medallion card to gain access into the lot. Customers will still be responsible for paying the normal rate for parking but this will grant them access to park in this area.

MARTA to Refund Passengers for Snowstorm Shutdown

MARTA to Refund Passengers for Snowstorm Shutdown

 

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's public transit system is offering refunds to passengers who lost money when a winter storm stopped bus service.

MARTA officials said passengers who can prove they lost prepaid bus fares during a two-day shutdown of bus service on Jan. 10-11 will be eligible for a two-day unlimited ride pass. 

MARTA spokeswoman Ryland McClendon told WSB-TV that the transit agency apologizes for the inconvenience. She said bus service was halted because authorities believed the roads were too dangerous. Bus service was not fully restored for another five days.

Trantavis Wheeler said he paid $17 for a weekly pass, but could only ride the bus for a single day before the storm hit. He wants a bigger refund since buses in his neighborhood were not running for days.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)