Atlanta is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia with a 2010 population of 420,003. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, which is home to 5,268,860 people and is the ninth largest in the U.S. It is a major component of a growing southeastern megalopolis known as the Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.
Atlanta's transportation system is a complex infrastructure of several systems, including 47.6 miles of heavy rail, 91 bus transit routes, 1600 licensed taxis, a comprehensive network of freeways, one of the world's busiest airports and over 45 miles of bike paths. The city began as a railroad town, and remains a major rail junction and home of major classification yards for Norfolk Southern and CSX. Amtrak provides the only remaining passenger service via its daily Crescent service to cities between New Orleans and New York. A 2011 Brookings Institute study placed Atlanta 91st of 100 metro areas for transit accessibility. Atlanta's subway system, operated by MARTA, is the eighth busiest in the country. The rail system is complemented by MARTA's bus system, the 14th largest in the country. With a comprehensive network of freeways that radiate out from the city, Atlantans rely on their cars as the dominant mode of transportation in the region. Atlanta is mostly encircled by Interstate 285, a beltway locally known as "the Perimeter" which has come to mark the boundary between the city and close-in suburbs from the outer suburbs and exurbs. This reliance on cars has resulted in heavy traffic and has helped make Atlanta one of the more polluted cities in the country. The Clean Air Campaign was created in 1996 to help reduce pollution in metro Atlanta. Since 2008, Metro Atlanta has ranked at or near the top of lists of longest average commute times and worst traffic in the country. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport as measured by passenger traffic and aircraft traffic, offers air service to over 150 U.S. destinations and more than 80 international destinations in 52 countries, with over 2,700 arrivals and departures daily. Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways maintain their largest hubs at the airport. Situated 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown, the airport covers most of the land inside a wedge formed by Interstate 75, Interstate 85, and Interstate 285.
"As you know Atlanta, Georgia has some of the worst traffic in the United States. While traveling to work one day, I got rear ended buy a young girl talking on her cell phone. I was so upset as I just purchased a brand new 2012 Chevrolet Corvette and now it’s been in an accident. After I had it towed to the dealership; I found out there was almost $10,000 in damages. So a few weeks went by and my corvette was finally repaired. I was talking to a buddy of mine and he said I should file a diminished value claim. I contacted the at fault insurance company and advised them that I was going to file this claim. The rep said there is no diminished value as it was repaired back to new condition. We all know that if there is an accident on the carfax report, we are going to lose money. So after talking back and forth with the insurance company, I decided to hire an appraiser.
I first contacted Pinnacle Auto Appraisers and they were more than willing to go over all the steps of performing a diminished value appraisal. After speaking with them, I decided to shop around. I hired Pinnacle Auto Appraisers because they were the only company that really went the extra mile to explain things and the amount of knowledge they knew about diminished value exceeded all the other appraisal companies I called. Once the report was completed, I submitted the appraisal to the insurance company. They then hired another appraiser to get a second opinion. Because of how thorough and professional the diminished value appraisal was, the insurance company ended up paying me the appraisal amount. I ended getting over $4,000, which was exactly what my dealership said I would lose if I traded in. I definitely will be referring them to all my coworkers as their customer service is outstanding."
Robert from Alpharetta, Georgia
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