The Atlanta Streetcar has been much maligned ever since its inception in December of 2014.  Heck, it was maligned even before that, whether because of cost increases, construction delays, (it was originally slated to open in February of 2012) or the common refrain that it simply ‘doesn’t go anywhere’.

Upon opening its critics grew even more raucous.  Ridership numbers failed to reach expectations, safety concerns became apparent after repeated accidents, and management was heavily criticized.  Last month the Georgia Department of Transportation, following a series of audits, notified the City of Atlanta that they would shut the Streetcar down unless the city fixed the laundry list of problems outlined by state officials. 

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