Travel after I-85 reopening- back to normal?

Now that I-85 has reopened, is traffic back to normal? The May 2017 Regional Snapshot analyzes how the I-85 closure impacted travel throughout Atlanta. The charts below use INRIX travel speed data to take an updated look at travel speeds on select corridors on Tuesday (May 23) compared to both speeds during construction (on April 11) [...]

By | 2017-06-01T19:17:23+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Friday Factday, Special Features, Transportation|Comments Off on Travel after I-85 reopening- back to normal?

Monday Mapday: MARTA usage after I-85 collapse

How has transit usage changed since the I-85 bridge collapse? The chart and map below use MARTA ridership data to show the change in average weekday ridership by rail station before and after the I-85 bridge collapse. The percentages show the change in the average number of riders boarding stations on weekdays during March [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:38:37+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: MARTA usage after I-85 collapse

May 2017 Regional Snapshot: What we have learned from the I-85 bridge collapse

It has been just over a month since the I-85 bridge collapse. In the May 2017 Regional Snapshot, we take a look at the impacts on commuting patterns and local businesses in the vicinity of the bridge collapse. Summary: March 30: Fire underneath I-85 caused the bridge to collapse and altered the commutes for hundreds [...]

By | 2017-05-11T18:01:32+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Regional Snapshot, Transportation|Comments Off on May 2017 Regional Snapshot: What we have learned from the I-85 bridge collapse

Changing travel patterns: Current and historic speeds on select roads

Commuters driving through Atlanta may be experiencing slower speeds and more congestion following the I-85 bridge collapse; here, we analyze travel conditions on specific roadways for Monday, April 10. With school back in session after last week's spring break, we are evaluating changing travel patterns by using INRIX real-time traffic software to compare travel [...]

By | 2017-04-12T00:38:20+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Special Features, Transportation|Comments Off on Changing travel patterns: Current and historic speeds on select roads

Traffic Patterns Following I-85 Bridge Collapse

Following the fire and bridge collapse on I-85, commuters are changing their travel patterns. Many metro Atlanta residents may choose to take transit or stay home today, alleviating congestion on roadways, but for those still driving, here is a look at traffic on the major roadways on Friday, March 31. Check back for updates. [...]

By | 2017-03-31T19:43:46+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Friday Factday, Transportation|Comments Off on Traffic Patterns Following I-85 Bridge Collapse

Transportation Tuesday: Affordability

These maps show areas in metro Atlanta that are most affordable (considering transportation and housing costs) for five different scenarios of family composition and income: A median-income family of four A working individual earning 50% of median regional income A retired couple at 80% of median regional income A single-parent family of three earning 50% [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:48+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Housing, Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Affordability

Transportation Tuesday: T-SPLOST

On November 8, 2016, Atlanta voters will vote on two ballot referenda authorizing investment in transit and transportation infrastructure. This map from the City of Atlanta's T-SPLOST Fact Sheet shows proposed T-SPLOST, MARTA, and Renew Atlanta projects. Read more about the referenda on the City's website.

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:49+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: T-SPLOST

Transportation Tuesday: Commuting between Counties

For each of the ten core metro Atlanta counties, this chart shows the number of workers that commute into the county for work but live elsewhere, that live and work in the county, and that live in the county but commute out for work.

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:49+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Economy, Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Commuting between Counties

Transportation Tuesday: Worst Traffic Jams in August

Where were the worst traffic jams during August? This map shows the top 10 bottlenecks along metro Atlanta highways for the month of August (click image to enlarge). A bottleneck is a segment of roadway where the traffic speed has dropped below 60% of the historical referenced speed for at least 5 minutes. INRIX ranks [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:51+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Worst Traffic Jams in August

Transportation Tuesday: Long commute – driving alone

This map shows neighborhoods in metro Atlanta where the mean travel time to work is between 30 - 45 minutes, and where 85% or more of commuters drive alone to work. Driving alone on a long commute is considered a health factor by County Health Rankings. "A 2012 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:51+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Public Health, Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Long commute – driving alone
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