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Researching Urban Atlanta: Transportation

A guide to locating current information about the Atlanta urban area.

Atlanta Traffic

Atlanta traffic--worst commute in the nation? Forbes Magazine.

 

MARTA train routes 2010.

 

Hartsfied-Jackson Airport-busiest in the world.

Transportation

SAMPLE BOOK TITLES

 

Highway robbery : transportation racism & new routes to equity Bullard, Robert D. (Robert Doyle), 1946- South end Press, 2004. HE206.2 .H54 2004

Just transportation : dismantling race and class barriers to mobility Bullard, Robert D. (Robert Doyle), 1946- New Society Publishers, 1997 HE206.2 .J87 1997

Sprawl city : race, politics, and planning in Atlanta Bullard, Robert D. (Robert Doyle), 1946- Island Press, 2000. HT243 .U62 A757 2000

 

OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES

 

Atlanta Journal Constitution has done intensive investigation/reporting of the city's transportation issues.

    ajc.com is the electronic edition which has the current paper as well as historic archives. Atlanta Transportation page.

    LexisNexis Academic (1991 to present)

     

    Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county ARC metropolitan area. ARC reports are excellent sources of planning information for regional problems such as traffic, water use, etc. The ARC also produces monthly statistical snapshops of the region, individual counties and the city of Atlanta. Features numerous maps and an interactive mapping feature showing ethnic groups, environmental issues, and transportation projects in the Atlanta region. ARC site has a special transportation section.

    City of Atlanta Transportation plan

     

    MARTA is the official website of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority which oversees bus and train transportation in Atlanta. Good for statistics and transportation planning.

    Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is the busiest in the world.

    Environmental Justice Research  Center, Clark University, studies a wide variety of issues including transportation. The EJRC website has section, MARTA EQUITY ISSUES

    Southern Environmental Law Center promotes clean air (including traffic issues), water and other issues in the South. Searchable.

    Urban Mobility Report, annual report on traffic congestion throughout the nation.

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