MARTA recently unveiled a staff recommendation for how to spend $2.5 billion expected to be raised by a half-penny sales tax Atlanta voters approved in 2016.
The plan calls for 21 miles of light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit lines and other transit improvements in the city. Among other things, it includes the Clifton Corridor light rail line from Lindbergh Station to the Emory/CDC area and a third of the proposed Atlanta Beltline loop (you can learn more details here and see which projects didn’t make the cut here).
Now MARTA wants public feedback and will attend a series of community events to get it:
10:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Dump the Pump Scavenger Hunt
MARTA Five Points Station
4 to 8 P.M.
Atlanta Streets Alive: Westside
Howell Mill Rd/Marietta Street
3 to 7 P.M.
MARTA Fresh Market
Hamilton E. Holmes Station
4 to 8 P.M.
Six Flags over Georgia
Christian Music Festival
10 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Juneteenth Parade & Music Festival
Mozely Park to Morris Brown College
3 to 6 P.M.
MARTA Station Outreach – Hamilton E. Holmes Station
10 to 11 A.M.
Midtown Station Mural Ribbon Cutting (with Midtown Alliance)
Midtown MARTA Station
Monroe Drive Public Meeting/Renew Atlanta
Grady High School
6:30 to 9:30 P.M.
Jazz on the Lawn
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
You can offer your thoughts at one of the events or share them online at www.itsmarta.com/moremarta.
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