Featured Articles

  • Photo

    The Bridge in Cobb County


    Construction continues on the $11.4 million project to widen the Windy Ridge Parkway Bridge over Interstate 75 that will allow fans to walk to SunTrust Park and the Battery Atlanta, the mixed-use development next to the Atlanta Braves' future home. more...

  • Photo

    How to Get Around Atlanta Using MARTA


    The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is made up of Atlanta's subway and bus system. The bus system, which began in 1972, and the light rail system, which started in 1979, transport thousands of Atlanta residents and visitors to the city's most popular spots. Read on to learn the ins and outs of getting around Atlanta using MARTA.more...

  • Photo

    The Traffic Season Is Upon Us


    Living in Atlanta you come to realize that we have more than 4 seasons. Along with Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, we have many sub-seasons in Atlanta, even more important than the four traditional seasons. For example, we have just started college football season, which is arguably the most important and most eagerly anticipated season of the year.more...

  • Photo

    Upcoming PLans for Atlanta Roads


    GM has hopes of speeding the development of self-driving cars, has now acquired a small software company and has been testing vehicles on the streets of San Francisco, and other cities. The Detroit automaker says it purchased Cruise Automation, a 40-person firm. more...

  • Photo

    Atlanta Motorists Must Stay Clear of Emergency Lanes


    Atlanta commuters must change their ways. Besides the normal issues of mass congestion, distracted driving and inadequate public transit, we also an issue that must be stopped, which is the over-usage of our emergency lanes during road closures and heavy rush hour backups.....more

  • Photo

    Drones Are Making Their Way Into Bridge Inspection


    Most drivers know that lane closures cause traffic jams. So it makes sense to avoid lane closures at almost any cost, right? Many states think so, and that is why they are increasingly turning to drones as a way to minimize the impact on traffic when conducting bridge inspections or clearing vehicle crashes. more...

  • Photo

    Top Import List on Best Car Buys


    Every April, Consumer Reports gives advice for new and used buyers in its annual auto issue. This year, a trio of Asian and European names top the tally: Audi, Subaru and Lexus. They scored an 80, 8 and 76, respectively, on a 100-point scale that measures the overall score, road-test score.. more...

  • Photo

    GM Buys Software Company


    GM has hopes of speeding the development of self-driving cars, has now acquired a small software company and has been testing vehicles on the streets of San Francisco, and other cities. The Detroit automaker says it purchased Cruise Automation, a 40-person firm. more...

  • Photo

    Photo I-285 Bridge Will Cost $9.87 Million


    Governor Nathan Deal and the state DOT's leadership recently unveiled a myriad of projects that will be built with the $900 million per year allotment that was voted in by legislators. There are 45 road-widening projects on GA state highways.... more...

  • Photo

    Volkswagen Gets Sued by US Government Over Emissions Cheating


    The Justice Department recently sued Volkswagen over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the US, potentially exposing the company to billions in fines for clean-air violations... more...

  • Photo

    Alcohol-Related Traffic Deaths Are Back on the Rise at the End of 2015


    More than 1300 people have died on Georgia's roads this year. And 25% of those deaths were the result of drunken driving. Governor Nathan Deal warned listeners to a Public Service Announcement that aired statewide on television and radio throughout the holiday season,... more...

  • Photo

    Could the State of Georgia Lead the Way in Eliminating Congestion?


    An integrated transportation system combining today's wireless and digital technologies could largely eliminate traffic congestion delays in metro Atlanta within 10 years. Within 20 years, the near universal automation of automobile headway control... more...

  • Photo

    Lexus Has Been Named the #1 Brand in Reliability


    The new transmissions are helping automakers meet the rising fuel cost standards, but they're also require more trips to the repair shop. Transmission problems are hindering Honda, Nissan. more...

  • Photo

    The One Thing to Fear This Halloween


    During the Halloween festivities during October 31, there is one thing to fear, drunk driving. It has become such an issue that the state of Georgia has decided to advocate the ‘Halloween Impaired Driving Prevention’ campaign more...

  • Photo

    Galleria-Braves Stadium Bridge on Delay


    The plans for the proposed multi-use bridge over Interstate 285 to connect the Galleria complex with the new Atlanta Braves Stadium is being met with praise and caution. more...

  • Photo

    General Motors agreed to pay $900 million over the Ignition Switch Scandal


    General Motors has agreed to pay $900 million to avoid criminal prosecution over the deadly ignition-switch scandal. As this deal was struck it brought harsh criticism down on the Justice Department for not bringing criminal charges against the individual employees involved.........more

  • Photo

    Traffic Circles Are Increasing All Around Us


    What's up with all the new Traffic Circles in Georgia? 

    15 years ago these circles, commonly known as roundabouts, were only popular in large European cities like Paris, or in Washington, DC, which was, in fact, designed as a smaller version of Versailles in France by Pierre Charles L'Enfant.........more

  • Photo

    Labor Day Traffic in the Little Big Apple


    Atlanta has been called The Little Big Apple and is also known as the Crossroads of the South.  And for this Labor Day all roads lead right smack into our city.  The Holiday, which actually starts before the weekend, for some travelers arrived on Wednesday or Thursday........more

  • Photo

    The Risk of Seatbelts


    If there's one thing we know about our risky world, it's that seat belts save lives, right? Of course they do. But reality is usually more complicated. John Adams, Risk Expert, University of London,  was an early skeptic of the seat belt safety buzzword. Adams first began to look at the numbers more than 25 years ago. ......more

  • Photo

    Construction Causes Many Delays on the Connectors and Expressway


    As temperatures soar during the end of the summer motorists are becoming as hot under the collar, as they are in on the roadway, as delays on the connector and I-285 continue to have big trouble spots. ......more

  • Photo

    Back To School


    Its that time of year again! Back to school and back to a strict schedule. This has its challenges not only with trying to get kids back on a normal schedule, but traffic conditions in and around that schedule become more congested than ever......more

  • Photo

    Gas Prices Are Expected To Drop Later in This Year


    As we hit the middle of the summer, factors are converging that may help cause gas prices to fall below the $2 per gallon mark later in the summer or early fall. Many factors including global, economic and geopolitical have been working together to slowly bring down the price of oil and set up US drivers for very low gas prices later this year......more

  • Photo

    Cobb County's Water Main Replacement Is Expected to Cause More Traffic Congestion


    Marietta has a new project in East Cobb that is expected to begin this fall and is also expected to cause a myriad of traffic delays for the area for the next two years. The project, an almost $42 million, 54" water main replacement, will span for miles......more

  • Photo

    Whats Up Atlanta?


    Truly there is rush hour traffic and then there's rush hour traffic in Atlanta.  To say the least, the traffic has been so horrendous in our fair city over the past few months, that commuters are raising questions about why are there so many accidents with so much frequency, all of a sudden?......more

  • Photo

    A Different Kind of Traffic Jam


    Atlanta's jammed up traffic meets another kind of jam. A new experimental traffic-jam intervention is scheduled to be unveiled this fall, to introduce an 'award winning art project as one solution to relieve the frustrating boredom of sitting in Atlanta's rush hour traffic......more

  • Photo

    Crossing Signal To Improve Safety in Marietta


    The pedestrians who walk along the S. Marietta Parkway will soon have a traffic signal helping them safely cross the street near the Cobb Community Transit Transfer Station. The City of Marietta is installing a signal which is called a High Density Activated Cross Walk Beacon, according to the City Engineer......more

  • Photo

    DUI Testing is Under Investigation/ Scrutiny


    The implied consent on DUI stops in Georgia, is now in question after the State Supreme Court's latest ruling,  and are likely to look different from now on thanks to the State Supreme Court overturning the many long years of law by saying that an arresting officer cannot necessarily obtain a blood sample without a warrant, even if the driver consents.....more

  • Photo

    Toll Credits Pilot Program


    The State Road and Tollway Authority has launched an innovative "Ride Transit-Earn Toll Credits" pilot program.  The program was launched in an effort to improve the congested commute along the I-85 corridor.....more

  • Photo

    Distracted Driving Main Reason for Increase in Roadway Fatalities


    Roadway deaths in Georgia have increased by nearly  33% in the first quarter of 2015. This is an alarming statistic for this figure to have jumped this high this quickly, and transportation officials and experts are having a hard time figuring it out.....more

  • Photo

    Smile - Police Video Cams Are Taking Your Picture!


    For those of us who drive the streets of Atlanta, there’s a great chance that the Atlanta PD has taken your picture!  They have either snapped you with the auto video cameras, or scanned the details of your travels.....more

  • Photo

    Annual National Work Zone Awareness Week


    The one thing we can always expect in Atlanta after a long week of rush hour woes, is more of it on the weekend with construction teams on every highway and major delays. The only thing that prevents running into construction teams out on every major thoroughfareis harsh weather conditions and the occasional holiday......more

  • Photo

    2015's Electric Car Lineup


    The Model X is a super-high-performance, utilitarian, luxury SUV with falcon-wing doors. If it only matches the concept vehicle, no other SUV or crossover should be able to compete with it. It does have a downside, in that it will be priced out of the reach of most, and is supposed to hit the market in the second half of 2015.....more

  • Photo

    Atlanta -Host of The 33rd Annual International Auto Show


    At high-noon Wednesday, March  25, the 2015 The Atlanta International Auto Show at the World Congress Center opens.  And, Oh Boy, does it have  surprises for its attendees this year.  As always you'll get to touch and view the spectacular new cars.....more

  • Photo

    Can Transportation in This Country Be Fixed?


    Many states in the US are searching for ways to fix the country’s deteriorating transportation system. The network of roads and highways stretching across America is crumbling.  Georgia is no exception, and is one of many states considering raising the gas tax, imposing other taxes or whatever it takes to be able to keep laying the asphalt on all the potholes around town.....more

  • Photo

    Mercedes-Benz USA is Moving to Atlanta


    The German Automaker Diamler Benz, Mercedes-Benz USA, is moving from its 40 year old suburban New Jersey headquarters just outside of New York, to its new home in Atlanta, Georgia.   The company had been considering various southern locations for some time.  Mercedes executives worked for about five months before narrowing it to the three finalists and visited all three.....more

  • Photo

    Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Initiates Inbound Roadway Improvements


    When the City of Atlanta leased 287 acres of land for an airfield in 1925, no one could have imagined that in 2013 nearly 95 million passengers would pass through what has now become the world's busiest airport,  Hartsfield-Jackson International. Similarly, the inbound roadway system designers of the late 1970s could not have envisioned the doubling of automobile traffic.... more...

    Photo

    The Braves Stadium Bridge is Being Revamped Yet Again


    The latest plan in Cobb County's continuing story of the Braves Bridge is the proposal of a newly redesigned double-decker bridge that will tower over I-285 to allow fans to come and go from the new Atlanta Braves Stadium via a circulator bus on the top span and a pedestrian walkway on the bottom. more...

  • Photo

    Transportation Funding Act Provides More Than $1 Billion for New Infrastructure in Atlanta


    State Representative Jay Roberts today announced the Transportation Funding Act of 2015.  This legislation addresses Georgia’s critical transportation infrastructure needs and provides more than $1 billion in new transportation funding without a tax increase.  more...

  • Photo

    Construction Brings Changes to Dunwoody


    Construction crews working at the State Farm project site at Perimeter Center Parkway and Hammond Drive will temporarily reduce southbound traffic on Perimeter Center Parkway to one through lane at the Hammond Drive intersection.  more...

  • Photo

    Fourteen lanes closed on Atlanta's Interstate on Monday, due to Bomb Threat


    We've seen slow traffic, stopped traffic, and a standstill parking lot on the expressway, when accidents happen, but to see all 14 lanes closed, was an eerie site in downtown Atlanta. On Monday, February 2nd, a driver on the Interstate spotted a strange looking object duct taped to the 14th Street Bridge along I-75/85 Connector and called 911. DOT closed down Interstate 75/85 and 14th Street to investigate. more...

  • Photo

    Atlanta's New Streetcar


    The City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed have high hopes for the new streetcar that made its debut over the holidays.  The $98 million streetcar system is expected to have a positive economic impact in downtown Atlanta, stimulating development and promoting business and tourism. more...

  • Photo

    Double Lane Roundabout Planned for Town Center


    Cobb County plans to build its first Double Lane Roundabout to help ease congestion on Barrett Parkway.  The $4.5 million project includes the roundabout at the intersection of Barrett Lakes Blvd and Shiloh Valley Drive,  behind the Dick's Sporting Goods on Barrett..more...

  • Photo

    Governor Deal, GDOT and SRTA Break Ground on Two Metro Atlanta Express Lane Projects


    Governor Nathan Deal and representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation, the State Road and Tollway Authority and state and local community leaders recently broke ground on two Express Lanes projects designed to provide more reliable travel in Metro Atlanta.more...

  • Photo

    Tag Readers are Here to Stay


    One city in Cobb County is leading the way for what may change the way motorist offenders drive in Metro Atlanta, so Car Thieves, Beware: You may not want to drive through Austell or any of Cobb County city where those cities own the New 'Car Tag Readers.' more...

  • Photo

    Reversible Lane Project Adds 4 New Exits in Cobb County


    The $834 Million Interstate 75 Project released last week by the Georgia Department of Transportation promises four (4) new exits in Cobb County. The project expects to run for 30 miles and will create two new tolled reversible lanes on the west side of I-75.more...

  • Photo

    New I-85/Ga. 400 Exit Proving Success


    A revamped interchange at Ga. 400 and I-85 opened to drivers on Wednesday afternoon, ushering in some much-needed traffic relief for nearby surface streets in Buckhead..more...

  • Photo

    Announcement from the Governor


    $33 million in transportation infrastructure project awards and 18 governments and CIDs to receive GTIB grant and loan funding for nearly $100 million in total project value.more...

  • Photo

    The New Peach Pass


    The current Peach Pass is a small, thin electronic sticker, similar to the GA Cruise Card, which adheres to a vehicle’s windshield. It's connected to an account established with the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) that automatically deducts tolls when using the electronic toll lanes of the I-85 Express Lanesmore...

  • Photo

    Snowpocolypse!


    For the city of Atlanta the year 2014 came in like a bear - Like a polar bear!  And for the bustling metropolis,  January 29, 2014 will always be remembered as The Day That Disappeared in Atlanta! more...

  • Photo

    First Time Ever - GM Picks Female CEO


    Mary Barra, a 33 year old GM Veteran, has been named to replace Daniel Akerman as CEO for General Motors. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 the Board unanimously named Barra to take charge, making her the first woman in US history to head a US Automobile Company!more...

  • Photo

    COBB COUNTY, THE PROPOSED NEW 'HOME OF THE BRAVES'


    It was announced last week by Braves President, John Schuerholz, that the Braves will not renew their lease at Turner Field when it expires in 2016, but that they are currently holding negotiations with, and are awaiting the November 26th  final approval, from the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.  The new stadium, he told reporters, will be the most magnificent stadium ever built! more...

  • Photo

    Moving Over for the Georgia Move Over Law


    The Move Over Law, Georgia code 40-6-16, has become quite the attention grabber since being passed, due to the large amount of police officers, roadside workers and emergency technicians being killed for routine traffic stops, construction projects and crash responses more...

  • Photo

    All About Taxi Cabs in Atlanta


    If you are new to the city of Atlanta, Georgia, or some other large city, a taxi cab may be the fastest mode of transportation needed. While it is helpful to have someone else do the driving and while taxi cabs are faster than buses, they can also be very expensive. Here are some helpful tips more...

  • Photo

    DUI New Law 2013


    Senate Bill 236, which was signed into law on April 16, 2012, has now gone into effect as of January 1, 2013, for the state of Georgia. The Senate Bill 236 makes important and sweeping changes, for driver’s convicted of driving under the influencemore...

  • Photo

    New Laws in Georgia for Renewing Your License


    Effective July 1, 2012, a new law involving Georgians renewing their licenses has been enacted. The new law requires you to bring more forms of ID than previously required. more...

  • Photo

    Odd Traffic Laws in the State of Georgia


    Georgia has some strange traffic laws that you may or may not be aware of. more...

  • Photo

    Should I Start Vanpooling?


    There are so many reasons for your commute to work to be via a vanpool. I will cover a few of them this month, and add to the list each month! The primary reason is that you can save money by 50-75%.more...

  • Photo

    Stuck in traffic? U.S. Congestion on the Rise


    New data shows that traffic congestion has gone up for 11 consecutive months in 2010. There is no surprise that big cities like New York and Los Angeles are the worst. more...

  • Photo

    School Bus Drivers & Texting


    Georgia Code Title 20, Chapter 2 prohibits school bus drivers from using cell phones while any children are aboard, except in emergencies. Violations are punishable by the school system that employs the drivers, and those drivers are subject to termination.more...

  • Photo

    Getting Around Atlanta


    First-time visitors to Atlanta might find the city somewhat difficult to navigate, but the following tips should make it a bit easier to get around.more...