Monthly Archives: January 2013

Driving Our Cars Will Soon Cost More and Further Punish Lower-Income Workers

RTAblog_2013_0131_hybridWhen Georgia voters rejected a sales tax to fund transportation projects like roads and bridges in July 2012, we were left with few alternatives. Robert Poole’s recent presentation has us thinking that the alternatives will hurt lower-income workers more than … Read more

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2013: The Year Ahead for Building Codes in Georgia

Georgia State Codes Advisory CommitteeGeorgia adopts building codes and their amendments on a state-wide basis. The State Codes Advisory Committee (SCAC) is responsible for reviewing and amending the building codes of Georgia. This month, the SCAC voted to review four building codes in 2013. … Read more

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Collecting Rain Water is Like Putting Money in the Bank

RTAblog_2013_0123_downspoutIt seemed to rain in Atlanta every day last week. Though some of us thought the rain was an inconvenience, those people collecting rain water made money.… Read more

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The ARC’s Lifelong Communities Partnership Looks at Accessibility Options for Houses

The Atlanta Regional Commission‘s (ARC) Lifelong Communities Partnership is a group of professionals working to develop and promote standards for communities for people of all ages and abilities. The group recently opened a discussion about accessibility options for houses … Read more

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Georgia’s 2013 Legislative Priorities Summarized Over Breakfast

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce held its annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast this morning. The event is typically held in the first week of Georgia’s forty-day┬álegislative┬ásession. It’s an opportunity to review the priorities for the coming year.… Read more

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