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Atlanta - March 2015

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Atlanta — No Fare Extended, Development Continues

March 2015

In an effort to build modern streetcar ridership on its downtown loop line, Atlanta will keep the service fare free for the rest of this year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on March 31. The announcement came from Mayor Kasim Reed. Atlanta was set to charge riders a $1 fare beginning in April, three months after the streetcar opened in late December.

Craig Jones, chairman of the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District board, said that since 2010, the project has attracted around $560 million in redevelopment witin a five-minute walk of the streetcar. He expects another $280 million in investment to be completed by the end of this year.


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