Bring it on
From Decatur Metro comes news that the Federal Transit Administration has greenlighted (greenlit? lighted green?) the beginning of construction on the Atlanta Streetcar project. Yay!
Very excited about this — and totally prepared to do a 180 on my excitement when construction makes navigating my downtown neighborhood a hellish freakshow of delays. That’s my right and I plan to take advantage.
Quote from the post:
…the streetcar will spur new development in an economically distressed area. It will also reconnect the eastern and western sections of downtown, which have been separated since Interstate 75/85 was built in the 1950s. Also, the project is expected to create an estimated 930 jobs during construction and more than 5,600 jobs over the next 20 years. Service is scheduled to begin in 2013.