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The Seamless Way to Ride MARTA to the Airport

If you must transfer from the blue line to the red or gold line to the airport
I analyzed MARTA’s rail times to answer the question: how long would I have to wait for a southbound gold or red line train after transferring from an eastbound or westbound blue line train? Of course, this is if MARTA is running according to schedule. I’ll admit that this information might be useless for anyone traveling on MARTA other than those going to the airport. The times analyzed are roughly between 4:45 am and 10:30 pm Monday through Friday.
What I found is if you’re heading to the airport and you’re traveling from any station between the blue line’s Hamilton E. Holmes station and the Dome/CNN/GA World Congress Station (or whatever they’re calling that station now), getting on at HEH station at 3:27 pm, you would wait no more than 2 minutes between exiting the blue line train at Five Points and getting on the southbound train These are all gold line trains heading south. This holds true if you get on…

Why Amazon's HQ2 Will End Up In This City

Amazon might decide on winning city in unconventional way
There’s been a flurry of recent stories about Amazon's HQ2 announcement. From someone analyzing Jeff Bezos' flight records to considering a recent large development proposal in Atlanta. There's much anticipation and speculation in the remaining 20 cities and there are a ton of blogs, news and betting sites speculating on which city will land the coveted second headquarters. We know Amazon is looking for a city/metro area with a population of at least 1 million, good public transit, an international airport, a business-friendly environment and enough space to hold 50,000 workers.

The remaining cities match up pretty well on the major ‘must haves’ but vary widely in population, coolness factor and affordability. I believe Amazon's choice will come down to the city which ranks the best in (in this order): cost of living, the number of tech jobs per 1,000 jobs, and public transit.

Why in this order? It makes sense to c…