Georgia FY22 state budget has first ever line item for MARTA

After taking the historic step of establishing a mechanism to annually fund capital transit projects that support economic development priorities throughout the state with HB 511, the [Georgia] General Assembly made its first down payment on that investment.

Historic day for transit funding in Georgia

The Georgia Legislature [yesterday] took the historic step of establishing a mechanism to annually fund capital transit projects that support economic development priorities throughout the state.

MARTA track replacement project on Red and Gold lines successfully completed

Just shy of a month ago, RT&S reported that the Metropolitan Atlanta Transit Authority (MARTA) was beginning “state of good repair” work on it’s heavy rail lines north of the Lindbergh Center, running through Buckhead and Lenox stations.

Bells & Whistles—D.C. Metro lacks knowledge about safety of rail bridges

Audit reveals Washington Metro bridges may not be safe; agency lacks knowledge Fate of historic rail bridge in N.D. mostly depends on actions of preservation group NTSB blames Union Pacific for fatal

Advocacy group tries to tell MARTA what to do financially regarding BeltLine project

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) does not need to be told how to spend money. However, that is exactly what advocacy group BeltLine Rail Now is doing via a white

MARTA launches pilot program with Uber

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is partnering with Uber for a one-year pilot program to provide customers greater flexibility and more options for their transportation needs when normal MARTA service

MARTA partners with NextDoor to communicate real-time information directly with neighborhoods

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is partnering with social media site Nextdoor to communicate important information directly with residents. MARTA will share construction updates, major service issues, activities and events

MARTA completes Inman Park/Reynoldstown station enhancements

The first MARTA heavy rail train went into service in 1979, and it was along the East/West Line, which served a suburb in east Atlanta, the first stretch of MARTA rail radiating

Will Gwinnett County, Ga., voters get hit with second wave of transit expansion?

This is one second wave Gwinnett County, Ga., officials cannot wait to see unfold. For the second time in less than two years, voters may get the chance to decide if transit

More MARTA, other capital programs for Atlanta transit might suffer in the wake of COVID-19

Before the COVID-19 pandemic put a sledgehammer to the nation’s economy, Atlanta’s MARTA was planning on a big expansion. Now it might be looking at a big contraction. The Atlanta Regional Commission

Special Report: On the Front Line—MARTA has a plan in place to preserve social distancing when shelter-in-place orders are lifted

Clear the area. That should be the first priority for transit agencies when shelter-in-place orders are finally lifted. As a measure of preserving social distancing, rail platforms will have to be cleared

Long Island Rail Road

As ridership plummets, five transit agencies are put on Fitch Ratings’ watch list

Fitch Ratings has placed the ratings of five large U.S. public transit agencies on Rating Watch Negative. The following ratings are affected:

Bells & Whistles—2/28/20

Railroad companies might have to deal with another wet spring. Atlanta board passes plan that includes $11 billion for rail transit. Judge removes himself from Purple Line case. Amtrak decides to repair

Atlanta board approves $11 billion for transit over the next 30 years

The city of Atlanta is getting ambitious with its transportation planning, but so is traffic congestion when it comes to covering the area.

Atlanta eyes major transit expansion in coming decades

In the decades-long battle between public transportation and the private automobile in metropolitan Atlanta, the private automobile has been the clear winner. Significant road construction has occurred, and ridership on public transportation

Outside of Atlanta, Gwinnett County eyeing MARTA – again

Gwinnett County is a large (436 square mile) suburban/exurban county included in the metropolitan Atlanta area, northeast of the city center.  Proponents and opponents of extending the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

Light rail

Atlanta’s More MARTA is big, but is it big enough?

MARTA rolled out its project timeline for its More MARTA program, and for some it is less.

MARTA adds three to leadership team

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has added three members to its leadership team: Chief of Capital Programs, Expansion and Innovation Frank Rucker; Chief Administrative Officer Luz Borrero; and Chief of

MARTA taps RailWorks to perform rail upgrades

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has awarded RailWorks Corp., a provider of rail track construction and maintenance services, with a seven-year, $133 million contract to carry out upgrades along MARTA’s

MARTA Board approves “More MARTA” expansion plan

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s (MARTA) Board of Directors unanimously approved the “More MARTA” Atlanta program last week.

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