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Capitol Vision: Georgia lawmaker’s next ‘big lift’; Georgia Power customers take case to state Supreme Court

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Metro Atlanta’s next toll lanes: I-75 in Henry and Clayton

Metro Atlanta’s next toll lanes: I-75 in Henry and Clayton By Ariel Hart and Tammy Joyner – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Georgia is about to construct its first new toll road since Ga. 400 and almost no one is talking about it. Two counties away from the much-condemned I-85 HOT lane and the checkered, billion-dollar Northwest Corridor, 12.2 miles of I-75 mostly…

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People are thinking more local, less centralized

People are thinking more local, less centralized By Kyle Wingfield – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution One of the biggest hindrances to last summer’s T-SPLOST referendum existed before a single project was added to the list or vote was cast. That flaw was the very concept of regionalism, an element at the heart of the law authorizing the 1 percent sales tax…

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Construction picks up across South, metro Atlanta

Construction picks up across South, metro Atlanta Douglas Sams Commercial Real Estate Editor Atlanta Business Chronicle The beleaguered construction industry is bouncing back across the South. The region, which stretches from Texas eastward through Georgia and the Carolinas, has a construction backlog of 9.3 months. It’s the longest backlog of any U.S. region — and the highest level in more…

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Downtown transit hub suffers setback

Downtown transit hub suffers setback By Ariel Hart and J. Scott Trubey – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The decades-old dream of a transit hub downtown that would bring together commuter and freight rail, MARTA and longer-haul passenger buses appears to have suffered a significant blow. The state’s plan for a central passenger terminal counts on negotiating with private freight companies to share their…

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