Atlanta Streetcar photo by Isadora Pennington.
Atlanta Streetcar photo by Isadora Pennington.

Today, June 14, was the deadline given by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for the city to fix issues with the embattled Atlanta Streetcar or face closure.

According to a report at the AJC, the city and MARTA have until 5 p.m. today to submit a plan to address 60 outstanding problems ranging from poor maintenance procedures and inadequate staffing to a failure to properly investigate accidents.

However, it may take the GDOT up to 10 days to respond to the plan before an actual shutdown of the system would occur.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.