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Old 10-15-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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Rep. Lewis: DOT will fund Atlanta streetcar project *| ajc.com



WASHINGTON -- In a major coup for the city of Atlanta, the U.S. Department of Transportation has agreed to grant the city of Atlanta $47 million for the proposed downtown streetcar project, according to U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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Awesome news! I guess whatever the Mayor said to the President and DOT Sec. did the trick.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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I think this:



best expresses my feelings on this project FINALLY getting off the ground.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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Woohooo!!! Great news!
Anyone know what route it'll take?
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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Rep. Lewis: DOT will fund Atlanta streetcar project *| ajc.com



WASHINGTON -- In a major coup for the city of Atlanta, the U.S. Department of Transportation has agreed to grant the city of Atlanta $47 million for the proposed downtown streetcar project, according to U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta.
However, from the article, it seems the funding is only going towards the east-west portion of the line (MLK Site to Olympic Park).
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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However, from the article, it seems the funding is only going towards the east-west portion of the line (MLK Site to Olympic Park).
I thought it was suppose to go from Buckhead to downtown?
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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chtree Corridor Partnership - FAQs (http://www.peachtreecorridor.org/faqs/#vision - broken link)
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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The Buckhead to downtown plan was the initial idea, but it proved to be over ambitious. The tourist loop is seen as a good start, as far as getting a streetcar on Atlanta streets and showing people what a catalyst it could be.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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This is a start, and hopefully can lead to someday a peachtree corridor streetcar. Even though there is the "Peach Bus" I think people would be more much more likely to use public transit and not clog peachtree and other intown streets if we had an open air streetcar, IMO it enhances the experience- a la the St. Charles Streetcar in New Orleans.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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I thought it was suppose to go from Buckhead to downtown?
Like the poster said above that is the original and master plan...


This will be the first step.



The streetcar will actually stretch from Brookhaven to Fort McPherson...
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