cqholt 
Member since Jul 11, 2011

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Just moved to Atlanta in 2010 with my wife. Recently bought a house in Kirkwood and love living ITP and riding MARTA everywhere.

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Re: “Elmyriachi

Great patio, good food, but the service is not consistent. Either way this spot is great for soaking sun and drinks.

Posted by cqholt on 05/06/2015 at 10:16 AM

Recent Comments

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

@Voxpopuli
No, the complete streets conversion for Spring, W Peachtree, and 5th. Neighborhood Greenways for Mrytle, 8th, and Peachtree Pl. Street Enhancement to 17th St bridge.

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Posted by cqholt on 07/21/2016 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Underground Atlanta renderings show parking lot dead zone in heart of Downtown

From the last map, it appears WRS has assembled some parcels along Peachtree St SW and Board St SW.

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Posted by cqholt on 07/05/2016 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Beltline light rail, Krog Street MARTA station, and express bus routes make city's transit tax wishlist

@Voxpopuli No, unincorporated Fulton County will not be voting on the 0.5% MARTA sales tax (CoA only). Fulton County Commissioners passed a TSPLOST vote of up to 0.75% sales tax increase.

Posted by cqholt on 06/29/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Beltline light rail, Krog Street MARTA station, and express bus routes make city's transit tax wishlist

@vahi the cost to build that single segment in HRT would cost more than the tax would generate in 40 years, using the model of HRt at $300M per mile. North Ave and Ponce would need new bridges for LRT, but the current Westside Trail and all future BeltLine trail corridors are being built for quick and fast LRT installment.
@Burroughston Broch which is why the Atlanta City Council is looking to pass legislation that future LRt lines have dedicated lanes. Also, streetcars/LRt are not slower when they have their own dedicated lane. They also, attract a lot more investment than buses; eg: Edgewood/Auburn corridor since streetcar announcement has seen more investment money than the current 2 bus routes.

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Posted by cqholt on 06/28/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Beltline light rail, Krog Street MARTA station, and express bus routes make city's transit tax wishlist

@Voxpopuli Last year CoA residents passed a bond referendum to fund $250M in infrastructure imporvements, ReNew Atlanta Bond, http://renewatlantabond.com/. I personally have seen a few of the smaller projects completed, like new school flashers http://renewatlantabond.com/project/toomer….
The State Legislature passed a bill that allows CoA residents to vote on a 1/2% sales tax increase to fund MARTA projects, the map and story above.
As part of the failed 2012 TSPLOST vote, there was a condition that another version could be brought up in 5 years, the state allowed it to be smaller area, so CoA, Fulton, and DeKalb each have their own TSPLOST votes http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2016/0…. Fulton capped there's at .75% so in the future they could have a .25% sales tax for MARTA/transit projects. The Atlanta City Council is considering whether to hold the TSPLOST at 0.5% or 0.25% on top of the 0.5% MARTA sales tax. As far as who is in charge of the tax collected, that information is provided in the official bill passed by the state.

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Posted by cqholt on 06/28/2016 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Beltline light rail, Krog Street MARTA station, and express bus routes make city's transit tax wishlist

@Jvoice, the money would be going to MARTA, not City of Atlanta. There has been talk among City Council to have MARTA take over operation of the existing Atlanta Streetcar as part of the TSPLOT proposal.

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Posted by cqholt on 06/27/2016 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Beltline light rail, Krog Street MARTA station, and express bus routes make city's transit tax wishlist

@Lunaville Kirkwood did exactly that for the proposed TSPLSOT project list. We had a written list of all the projects within the borders and then a written feedback collected via a small sub-committee and presented it to the representative at a meeting. We then had a call phone with the lead project manager going over the project list.

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Posted by cqholt on 06/24/2016 at 4:33 PM

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