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

MARTA wants your feedback on Atlanta expansion

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: 


June 9 

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10:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. 

Dump the Pump Scavenger Hunt 

MARTA Five Points Station 


June 10 

4 to 8 P.M. 

Atlanta Streets Alive: Westside 

Howell Mill Rd/Marietta Street 


June 13 

3 to 7 P.M. 

MARTA Fresh Market 

Hamilton E. Holmes Station 


June 15 

4 to 8 P.M. 

Atlanta Fest 

Six Flags over Georgia 

Christian Music Festival 


June 16 

10 A.M. to 6 P.M. 

Juneteenth Parade & Music Festival 

Mozely Park to Morris Brown College 


June 21 

3 to 6 P.M. 

MARTA Station Outreach – Hamilton E. Holmes Station 


June 23 

10 to 11 A.M. 

Midtown Station Mural Ribbon Cutting (with Midtown Alliance) 

Midtown MARTA Station 


June 28 

6:30 P.M. 

Monroe Drive Public Meeting/Renew Atlanta 

Grady High School 


June 29 

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.

About the Author

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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