ATLANTA – It was a big year for the city of Atlanta, but it was Atlanta’s transportation problems that made national headlines.


Kicking off the year for Atlanta transportation was the massive fire on I-85 in March. The fire caused a portion of I-85 over Piedmont Road to collapse causing commuters across the city to reroute for six weeks.

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Then in September, a tiger escaped from a circus transport truck and shut down part of I-75 in Henry County. The 6-year-old tiger, Susie, was eventually killed after chasing a dog in a nearby neighborhood.

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Remember when the Georgia Dome imploded in November? That day a MARTA bus went viral for blocking The Weather Channel’s money shot of the Dome. The driver had horrible, yet hilarious, timing, that caused a stream of memes that will live forever on the internet.

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We wrap up the year with the most recent event when Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport went black. Just two weeks ago, the blackout at the airport threw air travel across the world into chaos. More than 30,000 travelers were stranded after a faulty switch sparked an underground fire.

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So will 2018 live up to 2017’s streak of national news? For Atlanta’s sake, we hope not.