Monday, January 28, 2013
Mother and baby are resting comfortably at Northside Hospital.
Alpharetta residents Ivon Garcia and her husband Jose Francisco didn't quite make it all the way to Northside Hospital Monday morning when their newborn son, Joseph Francisco, decided to make an early entrance into the world, reports wsbtv.com. The baby, who weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces, was still attached to his mother by umbilical cord and not breathing when medics arrived on scene. He was resuscitated and transported to Northside Hospital where he and his mother are doing fine, according to the report.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A Roswell man is hoping to inspire a grassroots effort to get rid of the Ga. 400 tolls that were extended two years ago by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), reports Channel 2. Officially completed in 1993, the Ga. 400 tolls were supposed to end in 2011, but the SRTA voted to extend them until 2020. Now Roswell resident Garland Favorito wants Gov. Nathan Deal to make good on a promise to bring down the "Buckhead Wall" and end the toll, which he said now pays for projects other than Ga. 400, as previously reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution's PolitiFact. The AJC reports that Favorito will hold a press conference in July to deliver a petition to the governor. Speak Out: How do you feel about the tolls? Should they come …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Are you for or against the idea of Express Lanes on Ga. 400?
Like the idea of express lanes on Ga. 400? What about the idea of paying for those lanes? Local residents will get a chance to tell the Georgia Department of Transportation what they really think about its current feasibility study, which is looking into the possibility of tolled travel improvements along Ga. 400. According to the DOT, the Ga. 400 Express Lanes Feasibility Study is looking at options to improve mobility along the 24-mile Ga. 400 corridor between the I-285 interchange in Fulton County and Buford Highway (State Route 20) in Forsyth County - one of the most heavily travel roads in all of the metro area. Included within the study is the possibility of adding express lanes and High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, something the …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Alpharetta motorists are getting some help this year form the North Fulton CID, GDOT–and even some of their toll dollars used for them.
Gov. Nathan Deal got stuck in traffic a few months ago, so North Fulton is getting another lane on both sides of GA 400. Deal announced funding for an additional lane north and south between McFarland Road and the toll plaza in his State of the State Address. It was a secret he'd been keeping for months, having worked on the proposal with Brandon Beach of the GA Department of Transportation Board. Deal is the chairman of the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA). All the funding is coming from a combination of motor fuel dollars (GDOT) and toll money from SRTA, Beach said. So you might not like the extension of GA 400 tolls, but at least some of that money is being used to ease your commute. As long as you don't have to drive after dark…
Monday, June 13, 2011
Suspension of tolls is possible during construction, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution article.
There's a chance tolls on Ga. 400 will soon be suspended - at least for a little while. The State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) will be making technology upgrades to the "cruise” lanes at the Ga. 400 toll plaza over the weekend of Friday, June 24 through Monday, June 27. The work could potentially impact tolls, according to an article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Though originally set to end on July 1 of this year, the tolls were continued by a vote by the state legislature last fall. Now the state authority will be making improvements to the 20-year-old toll plaza near the perimeter. Upgrades will include the installation of new multi-protocol transponder readers in the cruise lanes and equipment upgrades in the cash lanes, …