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Metro Atlantans have debated for decades whether to expand commuter rail lines into the suburbs, with many residents outside the city rejecting plans for expansion.

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But another form of public transportation -- bus rapid transit -- has quietly captured the imagination of many public officials.

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Signs telling drivers to "slow down" are all over Atlanta neighborhoods. They're not official, from the city or state. Residents put them up themselves to combat speeding cut-through traffic.

So, do the signs work?

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The signs come in all different forms. There are bright yellow ones that say “Kill Speed, Save Lives.” Red signs that say “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here” are also common.

Miranda Hawkins / WABE

PARKatlanta is out. ATLPlus is in.

Mayor Kasim Reed announced earlier Wednesday that SP Plus Corporation (SP +) will manage the city's new parking program – ATLPlus.

Reed said one major change is the city will now have an appeals process for people who want to dispute parking tickets.

"So everybody who use to tweet me about their parking tickets, you now have somebody else to tweet," he said.

Georgia transportation officials reported no major delays during the first rush hour since a major interstate overpass reopened for traffic after collapsing in a massive fire.

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Authorities said all lanes of Interstate 85 near the heart of Atlanta were reopened over the weekend and available for Monday morning's commute.

The roadway had been shut down since March 30, when a blaze beneath the bridge burned so hot it caused the overpass of steel and concrete to collapse.

David Goldman / Associated Press

There is a light at the end of the tunnel ... regarding the I-85 bridge.

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Gov. Nathan Deal made it official Wednesday: The part of the interstate that  collapsed in a fire in March will reopen Monday, at the latest.

That's about a month ahead of schedule.

Atlanta resident David Rucker says he's not surprised state and local officials made sure fixing the roadway was done as quick as possible.

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