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Citing progress, Ga. DOT will not shut down Atlanta streetcar system

Posted on June 29, 2016

ATLANTA — Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) officials have backed down from a threat to shut down Atlanta’s streetcar system after finding City officials are making progress on a number of issues, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Last month, GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry threatened to close down the streetcar, citing the city’s failure to “provide timely, substantive and compliant responses” to the agency’s concerns.

Recent GDOT and Federal Transportation Administration audits cited 60 safety and other concerns with the streetcar. The problems included poor maintenance procedures, inadequate staffing and improper accident investigations. For the full story, click here.

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