AT&T suing MARTA and City of Atlanta over streetcars

AT&T Georgia tried for two years to reconcile millions of dollars in losses when MARTA and the city of Atlanta ordered the company to relocate utilities to make way for the newly operational streetcars in the heart of the city.
Unable to come to a financial resolution, AT&T officials have decided to sue Atlanta and Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority for $5.8 million, the cost of uprooting and relocating cables, wires and conduits for rail construction.
AT&T also also told the Fulton County Superior Court that it will incur more expenses as the streetcar expands into other areas of downtown.
MARTA and the City of Atlanta refuse to pay, according to the filing because the city believes it has “the inherent authority” to order the utility to move it’s equipment.
Stay tuned to further developments in the matter.


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