A new government agency wants public input on a transit plan affecting 13 metro Atlanta counties. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL
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Photo: Branden Camp

Metro Atlanta transit plan: Your chance to weigh in

As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported recently, a new government agency has a tentative project list to guide future expansion of transit across metro Atlanta. 

The plan includes major rail projects, bus rapid transit lines and other transit improvements. It includes 76 projects requiring federal or state funding, plus others that are in early development, don’t require federal funding or lack enough details to be further evaluated for now. 

In all, the plan includes 192 transit projects. You can view the full list here

Now the agency – the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority – wants public feedback on the list. It has scheduled 10 public meetings across the region where residents can view the project list and share their thoughts. All meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: 

*Tuesday at the Douglas County Courthouse Citizens Hall, Douglasville. 

*Wednesday at the Merle Manders Community Center, Stockbridge. 

*Oct. 21 at Sandy Springs City Hall. 

*Oct. 22 at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, Jonesboro. 

*Oct. 23 at the Lou Walker Senior Center, Lithonia. 

*Oct. 24 at the Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center, Lawrenceville. 

*Oct. 28 at the Sewell Mill Library, Marietta. 

*Oct. 29 at Alpharetta City Hall. 

*Oct. 30 at the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority Headquarters, Atlanta. 

*Nov. 4 at the Sharon Forks Library, Cumming (south Forsyth County). 

The agency plans to finalize the regional transit plan in December. You can learn more about the plan here.

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