As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported, 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.
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That funding is far from assured, and the list is meant to be a tentative guide for transit expansion in the region, the AJC reported.
The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority is charged with creating a seamless regional transit system from the alphabet soup of agencies that provide local service.
In all, the plan includes 192 transit projects. You can view the full list here.
Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst is a supporter of “high capacity transit” along the top end of I-285.
“With the formation of the ATL, the state is finally putting the necessary funding in metro transit, allowing us a generational opportunity to deliver real, and lasting solutions,” Ernst said in a recent statement. “In order to keep that momentum going, I urge stakeholders to take the time to attend a meeting and ensure that Brookhaven has the strongest voice in this process.”
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Channel 2's Richard Belcher reports.