Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 Was Terrible for Transportation in Georgia! What’s on the Road Ahead?

Transportation was on the mind of Georgians in 2012 – mostly because we couldn’t escape the advertising, events and media coverage of the 2012 Regional Transportation Referendum vote held on July 31st, 2012. Though we’d like to never hear the … Read more

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The Top Five Water Resources Issues for All Americans in 2013

RTAblog_2012_1226_FaucetThere’s a new political climate at the federal and state levels of government. With the presidential election decided, we have some direction regarding policy and budget so state governments will plan accordingly. Water is one of the issues that we … Read more

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What Are the Effects of the Fiscal Cliff Debate on the American Public?

RTAblog_2012_1220_USCapitolBuildingThe US House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on “Plan B” in response to the “fiscal cliff”. Putting a solution off to the last moment has stalled the US economy. We’ve compiled four examples of how the fiscal cliff … Read more

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What Conferences Will You Attend in 2013?

Each year brings a collection of interesting conferences that provide opportunities for learning, fellowship and re-focusing on priorities. Many “industry” conferences are open to the public and offer beginner courses appropriate for folks without technical knowledge. We hope this list … Read more

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What’s on the Atlanta Falcons’ Christmas Wish List? A New Stadium!

Atlanta’s NFL franchise, the Falcons, need a new stadium. Why? to keep up with the other markets. That’s the reason delivered by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last month as a keynote guest of the Atlanta Rotary Club.… Read more

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What Causes Carbon Monoxide Leaks?

RTAblog_2012_1210_COdetectorAtlanta reporters spent the last week covering a carbon monoxide (CO) leak at an elementary school. First responders found five or six people unconscious and fifty people were sent to local hospitals. Gas appliances are common, especially in homes, … Read more

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Georgia is Moving Quickly to Lead the Nation in Solar Power

The Southface Energy Institute of Atlanta, GA hosts a monthly Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) to create a forum for the presentation and discussion of issues critical to our community. The discussion frames the issues so we understand their impact at … Read more

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