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David Wickert

Reporter for Enterprise

David Wickert covers transportation issues for the Enterprise team. He joined the AJC in 2010 and has also covered local government in Gwinnett and Fulton counties. A University of Tennessee graduate, he previously worked at newspapers in Tennessee, Virginia, Illinois and Washington state.

Latest from David Wickert

More urine detectors coming to MARTA elevators

Posted: 5 days ago

MARTA has already installed urine detectors on 13 of its elevators and plans to install them in all elevators over the next two years.
Georgia highway rest areas get $20 million facelift

Posted: 6 days ago

Georgia’s highway rest areas are getting a $20 million facelift to make them more appealing to Peach State travelers. Four of the state’s 17 rest areas already have been refurbished, and five more are under construction. The rest are scheduled for construction over the next year. Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner...
Atlanta transit system gets mixed report card
 A national blog has given Atlanta’s transit system a mixed report card. Streetsblog reports on transportation policy issues nationally and in selected cities and “aims to change the cars-first status quo on their cities’ streets.” In recent months it has begun a series on “getting transit right,” which...

Posted: 7 days ago

A national blog has given Atlanta’s transit system a mixed report card. Streetsblog reports on transportation policy issues nationally and in selected cities and “aims to change the cars-first status quo on their cities’ streets.” In recent months it has begun a series on “getting transit right,” which...
I-75 South Metro Express Lanes surpass expectations
The I-75 South Metro Express Lanes opened Jan. 28. JOHN SPINK/AJC Motorists took more than 610,000 trips on the I-75 South Metro Express lanes in their first four months of operations, the State Road & Tollway Authority announced Tuesday.

Posted: 8 days ago

The I-75 South Metro Express Lanes opened Jan. 28. JOHN SPINK/AJC Motorists took more than 610,000 trips on the I-75 South Metro Express lanes in their first four months of operations, the State Road & Tollway Authority announced Tuesday.
Good news for streetcar has Atlanta talking expansion
 More than a year after state regulators threatened to shut it down, the Atlanta Streetcar has some good news. The city has finally addressed most of the dozens of safety and other concerns raised in state and federal audits. And ridership is up over last year. Now Atlanta is thinking about the streetcar’s future. Learn...

Posted: 13 days ago

More than a year after state regulators threatened to shut it down, the Atlanta Streetcar has some good news. The city has finally addressed most of the dozens of safety and other concerns raised in state and federal audits. And ridership is up over last year. Now Atlanta is thinking about the streetcar’s future. Learn...
Atlanta Streetcar fixes problems, looks to expansion
 More than a year after state regulators threatened to shut down the Atlanta Streetcar, city officials have finally addressed dozens of safety concerns and other problems. Documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show Atlanta has fixed 50 of the 66 problems outlined in state and federal audits. And the Georgia Department...

Posted: 14 days ago

More than a year after state regulators threatened to shut down the Atlanta Streetcar, city officials have finally addressed dozens of safety concerns and other problems. Documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show Atlanta has fixed 50 of the 66 problems outlined in state and federal audits. And the Georgia Department...
I-85 fire: Report calls for Georgia bridge storage rules
 A report on the I-85 bridge collapse suggests something many Atlantans might think is obvious: It might have been a bad idea to store material that could catch fire under a highway that carries 250,000 vehicles each day. The fire – allegedly started by a homeless man – was fueled by large spools of plastic and fiberglass...

Posted: 15 days ago

A report on the I-85 bridge collapse suggests something many Atlantans might think is obvious: It might have been a bad idea to store material that could catch fire under a highway that carries 250,000 vehicles each day. The fire – allegedly started by a homeless man – was fueled by large spools of plastic and fiberglass...
Watch for road work in metro Atlanta this weekend
 Planning to travel this weekend? The Georgia Department of Transportation reminds motorists that the summer road construction season has begun. Here’s a list of the work in metro Atlanta that could affect your travel plans. Clayton County One southbound lane of I-75 from Ga. 138 to GA. 155, then from Ga. 155 to Jonesboro Road will be...

Posted: 19 days ago

Planning to travel this weekend? The Georgia Department of Transportation reminds motorists that the summer road construction season has begun. Here’s a list of the work in metro Atlanta that could affect your travel plans. Clayton County One southbound lane of I-75 from Ga. 138 to GA. 155, then from Ga. 155 to Jonesboro Road will be...
West Lake shooting sparks lawsuits against MARTA
 Two lawsuits filed this week claim MARTA was negligent in an April 13 fatal shooting on one of its trains. A Clayton County man, Chauncey Lee Daniels, has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the attack on a train at the West Lake station that killed one man and injured three people. According to police, Daniels fatally...

Posted: 26 days ago

Two lawsuits filed this week claim MARTA was negligent in an April 13 fatal shooting on one of its trains. A Clayton County man, Chauncey Lee Daniels, has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the attack on a train at the West Lake station that killed one man and injured three people. According to police, Daniels fatally...
Lawsuits say MARTA was negligent in West Lake shooting
 Two lawsuits filed this week claim MARTA was negligent in an April 13 shooting aboard one of its trains. The incident left one man dead and three people injured. A Clayton County man, Chauncey Lee Daniels, has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in connection with the incident. According to police, Daniels fatally shot Zachariah...

Posted: 26 days ago

Two lawsuits filed this week claim MARTA was negligent in an April 13 shooting aboard one of its trains. The incident left one man dead and three people injured. A Clayton County man, Chauncey Lee Daniels, has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in connection with the incident. According to police, Daniels fatally shot Zachariah...