Spinning our Wheels

Spinning our Wheels is a commuting blog about the challenges of getting around Atlanta by car, bus, MARTA, bicycles and on foot written by transportation reporter David Wickert
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MARTA seeks feedback on Atlanta expansion today

MARTA continues to solicit public feedback on its plans to expand transit across the city of Atlanta.

The agency will ask commuters for feedback at six stations from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today: Five Points, Midtown, Georgia State, West End, Lenox and Inman Park. 

Commuters will have a chance to review a list of 17 proposed projects and take a survey on what transit projects they’d like to see. The agency made a similar canvassing effort at stations last week. 

In 2016, Atlanta voters approved a half-penny sales tax to expand transit in the city. In May, MARTA unveiled a proposal to spend the $2.5 billion the sales tax is expected to generate over 40 years. The proposal includes 21 miles of light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit lines, other new bus routes; two new transit centers, and renovation of existing stations.

You can find more details on the proposed list here. You can find a list of projects that didn’t make the cut here.

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Residents can have their say about the proposed expansion by taking on online survey here.

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David Wickert writes about transportation issues for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He previously worked for newspapers in Washington state, Illinois, Virginia and Tennessee.

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