In recent weeks the I-85 closure had more people talking about transit than usual. For our transportation team, this meant fielding an influx of commuter questions, route planning requests and employer meetings. Just how much has the I-85 incident affected commuting habits for Midtown employees?
Gov. Nathan Deal announced early yesterday that I-85 will be open for the Monday morning commute. It was even indicated lanes could start opening as early as Saturday.
The announcement comes as a pleasant surprise after an original deadline of June 15th, and should relieve some of the extended commute times our Xpress bus riders and carpoolers have been experiencing.
The Midtown Walk Challenge has once again come and gone, and we were thrilled to see new faces and our Walk Challenge regulars! In case you missed it – Walk Challenge is an annual event that challenges you to get to know Midtown, block by block. The rules? Solve a riddle. Take a walk. Win prizes.