Transportation

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Breeze System Back To Full Operation

ATLANTA (WAOK)- MARTA officials say customers can now use credit, debit and cash to reload their Breeze cards. The Breeze fare system was knocked out of operation last week after a software upgrade “anomaly” that […]

WAOK-AM–09/09/2012

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T-SPLOST Defeated

ATLANTA (WAOK)-After a David versus Goliath campaign, opponents of the transportation referendum known as T-SPLOST have defeated the measure by a huge margin. Supporters of the T-SPLOST had an $8 million budget and a host […]

WAOK-AM–07/31/2012

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High Speed Trains Possible Through South

ATLANTA (AP) — A consultant’s study for Georgia transportation officials found that high-speed passenger trains connecting Atlanta with Jacksonville, Fla.; Louisville, Ky; and Birmingham, Ala.; would be economically feasible. Morris News Service reports that consultant […]

WAOK-AM–06/22/2012

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MARTA To Expand

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-MARTA board members voted Monday to proceed with plans totaling $3.5 billion to expand rail mostly in DeKalb County, contingent on whether voters approve a regional sales tax in July. The board green-lighted a […]

WAOK-AM–04/10/2012

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Epoxy Caused Collapse Of 17th Bridge Railing

ATLANTA (AJC)-State transportation officials acknowledged Friday that a type of fast-set epoxy that a federal advisory warned about in 2006 was the same used in the 17th Street Bridge project, a portion of which failed […]

01/20/2012

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Governor Deal Gets Green Light To Reduce HOT Lane Tolls

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Commuters are reacting to news that Governor Nathan Deal has been given the go ahead to reduce the rate drivers pay to use the High Occupancy Toll lanes on I-85. A spokesman with the […]

WAOK-AM–01/12/2012

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Georgia Department of Transportation Plans for Major Transit Hub

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joined U.S. Congressman John Lewis, The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) officials and other dignitaries, Monday morning, to celebrate the master development agreement for design and construction of a Multi-Modal […]

WAOK-AM–11/01/2011

U.S. Steps Up Security As Precaution After Bin Laden's Death

New Program Could Get You Through Airport Faster

ATLANTA (WAOK)-If you choose to share some of your personal information with TSA, you may save some time taking your next flight. Four major U.S. airports including Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson are participating in a new pilot […]

WAOK-AM–10/04/2011

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Georgia D.O.T. Says 17th Street Bridge is Safe After Part of Railing Falls Off

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Monday morning, Georgia Department of Transportation crews finally finished cleaning up the mounds of steel railing that fell from the 17th Street bridge Saturday night. More than 170 feet of steel railing became dislodged and […]

WAOK-AM–08/15/2011

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Truck Accident Closes Popular Commute Route-UPDATE

ATLANTA (WAOK)–Repairs crews are working around the clock to repair the bridge and roadway that were both damaged  on Tuesday when an Atlanta trucker crashed into the bridge. The trucker, Thomas Sealock will face charges in […]

WAOK-AM–06/29/2011

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