"[Ryan Gravel] hopes that the completed project will also put an end to Atlanta being so reliant on cars: “When you look at demographic changes and preferences of Millennials, the world is changing and Atlanta needs to reposition itself so that it’s not known as a car city. The car culture in every city — but especially in Atlanta — it has to change."
— A Brilliant Project That Will Completely Transform Atlanta Almost Didn’t Happen | Business Insider 6/13/2013
"At this point if the streetcar doesn’t explode and kill a dozen orphans, much of the city will be disappointed. I can’t remember a similar sized project with so many cheering for it to be a failure."
— Anonymous commenter, Is Optimistic Atlanta Streetcar Projection Unreasonable? | Curbed Atlanta
"For years (decades), the city has contemplated an MMPT to connect modes of transportation…Atlanta’s failure to plan points of connection for the various modes of transportation has allowed the city to grow in such a way that it’s now difficult to connect the modes of transit."
— High-Speed Rail from Atlanta? Transit Projects Offer Planning Opportunities | Ryan Taylor Architects, 6/10/2013