Under the amendment, grants of up to $500,000 each would be available for three pilot programs in the 13-county Atlanta area. One project would seek to address “last-mile connectivity” – helping transit riders to get to and from transit stations or bus stops.
A second pilot project would address underserved low-income areas without transit access. A third would seek to close gaps between transit services. The grants would be awarded on a competitive basis.
Like other bills, HB 511 must be approved by the full House of Representatives by Thursday to remain alive for this legislative session.