$47 mil to be precise on how “big ‘ol”. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood…
“We’re here today because you all have your act together,”…”People have to come together around a common agenda, list the priorities and then start working on them. And this community knows how to do it.
“I hope soon the state will take your lead and become a model for it,”
You gotta give Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed credit for this one. He focused the greedy and scattered Peachtree Streetcar effort and got the city some cash. The AJC reports that construction on the streetcar should begin in 2012 and be operational by 2013.
Whether downtown Atlanta is ready for a streetcar or a streetcar is ready for downtown Atlanta is yet to be seen.
Photo above courtesy of Kwanza Hall