Planes, Trains and Similar Things

    I have a lifelong fascination, almost an obsession, with planes and trains. When I was six year’s old, my parents would take me to Muscogee County Airport in Columbus to watch the DC-3’s come and go. Admission to the observation deck was a dime. From there we had a catbird seat over the…

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I-285 / Georgia 400 Interchange Trail

Georgia Department of Transportation contractors are making progress with the reconstruction of the I-285/Georgia 400 interchange north of Atlanta. The project is of particular interest to PATH supporters since PATH400 is being built into the revamped interchange. The partnership between Livable Buckhead, Sandy Springs, and PATH engaged GDOT when the interchange upgrade was announced. The…

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(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle (August 3, 2018): Is Atlanta’s love affair with the car over? If recent mixed-use projects in development across the metro area are any indication, autos may soon become optional. … On Atlanta’s west side, the 86-acre Quarry Yards is adjacent to the Bankhead MARTA station, Proctor Creek and the city’s…

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(Atlanta Business Chronicle) Atlanta clears a new path

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle (July 20, 2018): An idle two-mile section of rail just northwest of Atlanta, soon to be abandoned by transportation giant CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX), might seem inconsequential. After all, trains haven’t rolled across the segment, aptly named “The Kudzu Line,” for at least two years. Yet, the forgotten tracks are…

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(Atlanta Housing Authority) University Commons Fact Sheet

From the Atlanta Housing Authority/Invest Atlanta: The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia (“AHA”), or an AHA affiliate working through a public private partnership with McCormick Baron Salazar as developer proposes to sell 7.7814 acres of former Morris Brown College property located in the Vine City neighborhood for a price of $3.325 million…

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(AJC) Cobb rail, trail advocates await CSX lease renewal

From the AJC (August 3, 2018): Local officials and advocates for transit and greenspace are eagerly awaiting an announcement from Gov. Nathan Deal’s office that could have major implications for the future of mobility in Cobb County. Fans of the Silver Comet Trail are also hoping CSX will agree to abandon several miles of rail…

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(AJC) Atlanta spends $6.3M on CSX land for BeltLine expansion

From the AJC (August 6, 2018): A kudzu-covered stretch of old CSX rail lines is set to become a key piece of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside expansion. The City of Atlanta and the BeltLine announced Monday that they had purchased 1.8 miles of land from the train giant using $6.3 million from the 2016 transportation special purpose local…

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