Join the More MARTA Atlanta Community Conversations
MARTA Continues Its Commitment to Engaging Communities Across the City
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is hosting four community conversations to engage Atlanta residents in discussions about the newly adopted, historic More MARTA Atlanta program. Conversations will take place across the city beginning tonight.
The More MARTA Atlanta program is a partnership between MARTA and the City of Atlanta that began in 2016 when city of Atlanta residents overwhelmingly approved a half-penny sales tax to fund the largest transit investment in Atlanta in four decades. The More MARTA Atlanta sales tax will generate approximately $2.7 billion over the next 40 years, which will be used to create a robust transit network that will address the city’s current transit needs, support our anticipated population growth, and spur additional economic development opportunities throughout metro Atlanta.
A two-year examination of technical data, performance measurements, and community surveys, led to a 17-project program that calls for 22 miles of light-rail transit (LRT), 14 miles of bus rapid transit (BRT), 26 miles of arterial rapid transit (ART), two new transit centers, additional fixed-route bus service, and upgrades to existing rail stations. Residents were most supportive of transit investments along the BeltLine, in the Clifton Corridor, and on Campbellton Road.
“More MARTA Atlanta is the people’s program, and it has been from the beginning. Public input has played a significant role in defining, and redefining, the program, and MARTA is committed to continued community engagement as this program develops,” said Benjamin T. Limmer, MARTA Assistant General Manager of Planning.
To ensure that residents across the city have an opportunity to engage in dialogue about the More MARTA Atlanta program and discuss next steps for the approved projects, the following community conversations have been scheduled:
- Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the John C. Birdine Neighborhood Center, 215 Lakewood Way SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
- Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at St. Mark AME Church, 3605 Campbellton Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
- Monday, Dec. 3, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Northwest Library at Scott’s Crossing, 2489 Perry Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Saturday, Dec. 15, 8:30 – 10 a.m. at Morningside Presbyterian Church, 1411 Morningside Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
“We know that MARTA is a community service, and to ensure that we are providing the best possible service, we need to understand what is most important to our customers,” said Limmer. “To be most responsive to the wants and needs of the communities we serve, our outreach and engagement efforts must continue throughout the life of this program – and beyond.”
The More MARTA Atlanta program will better connect communities to local and regional transportation networks, improve first- and last-mile connectivity, expand access to jobs and educational opportunities, enhance mobility options for seniors and individuals with disabilities and improve the overall quality of life for residents in the city – and beyond. To learn more, visit www.itsmarta.com/moremarta.