Small Dam Rehabs
The nation's 95,000 small dams face many of the same problems as the rest of its infrastructure, but with less money available for repair. In response, the owners of small...

Recycling on the Mississippi
Changes in the Mississippi River's water depth and alignment are forcing the retirement of the 105-year-old Hannibal, Mo. swing bridge. Although the bridge's...

Going International: Profit or Peril?
Six veterans of the international engineering and construction market discuss the financial risks of international work, including currency risk; expatriate living conditions; difficulties...

Site Traffic Impact Analysis Process: The Developer's Perspective
Site traffic impact analyses are often conducted for private developers by traffic engineering consultants to be reviewed by the local engineering or planning departments of Cities and...

The Changing Alliance Between Navigational and Environmental Interests in the ACF Basin
Structural modifications imposed on the Apalachi-cola River for navigation, their environmental impacts and government actions to address these impacts are reviewed. Past structural modifications...

Allocating Chattahoochee River Water Rights
Recent proposals to reallocate Chattahoochee River waters to provide water supply for Atlanta, Georgia have caused great concern to downstream users in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. A...

Utility System Demand Forecasting Using Land Use Coefficients
In rapidly changing areas where several divergent paths of future growth are possible, there are advantages to forecasting future water demands and wastewater flows using the water and...

Floating Fabric Over Georgia Dome
The 400,000 sq ft free-span roof cover the new $210 million Georgia Dome may look as festive as a circus tent. But next fall, when the 70,500-seat arena becomes the home of the Atlanta...

Microtunneling MARTA
Microtunneling technology was used to provide temporary support for two transit tunnels that were part of the extension of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority system. This...

Atlanta Combined Sewer Overflows Present and Future

Efficient Use of Water Supplies Through Cooperative River Management: The Atlanta Experience

Southeastern Drought of 1988—A Federal Perspective
The drought that has plagued the Southeastern United States for most of the 1980's is continuing in two major river basins within the geographic boundaries of the South Atlantic...

Storage Reallocation in Hydropower Projects of North Georgia
Over the past 40 years, the Corps of Engineers has built nine multiple purpose storage projects in Georgia, with hydroelectric power production as a major purpose. Six of the projects...

Simulation of Long Period Ground Motions for a Large New Madrid Earthquake
Ground motions for a large New Madrid earthquake are simulated to provide response spectra in the period range of 0.5-20 seconds for hard rock sites at Chicago and Atlanta. The ground...

County-Level Planning Model in Atlanta Region
Gwinnett County is working with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and Barton-Ashman Associates to download the ARC trip tables for use in a microcomputer transportation planning model...

Use of the DEB Model in MARTA's Service Planning
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is in the process of expanding bus and rail services. The expansion program requires the preparation of annual and five year system...

Managing Major Transit Construction Projects
Building rapid transit systems is a regular and ongoing world wide occurrence. However, for cities initiating first time transit system development it is truly a unique experience. Initiating...

Rail Transit Construction Readiness: The Evolving MARTA Organization
A rail transit project is a complex undertaking involving thousands of people, expending millions of dollars and ultimately taking years to accomplish. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit...

Maintenance Requirements of People Mover Systems
The Atlanta Airport Automated Guideway Transit System is comparable to the second or third busiest transit line in the US. The key quality indicators of system performance are discussed...

Structural Integrity Assessment of the Flexible 870 Advanced Design Bus
The Grumman Flxible 870, a lightweight advanced design urban bus, entered service in Atlanta, GA in 1978, and some 2,800 of these buses were in service nationwide by 1980. In the autumn...

 

 

 

 

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