Senators also approved related legislation, Senate Bill 460, which would allow MARTA to contract with governments outside its current service area to provide transit services.
SB 460 also would require MARTA to adopt a new "ATL" transit system logo on its trains and buses by 2023. Its sponsor, Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, wants to rebrand transit systems across the region as part of efforts to create a seamless system.
The bill passed by a vote of 51 to 2.
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