The bill gives the committee until next year to work out the district boundaries and the financial details of a transit expansion, including how to pay for it. A majority of commissioners and a majority of state legislators would each have to approve the details.
The bill indicates any transit expansion could be paid for with county bonds or other revenue sources.
MARTA would not be Cobb’s only option for a transit expansion. Like the other metro counties, it could opt to hold a countywide vote on a transit sales tax. That would allow the county to expand transit independently of MARTA, if it chose.
But if it wants to create a special transit district, MARTA is its only option.
For more details on HB 930, visit politics.myajc.com later today.