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The 40-year-old system, second busiest in the nation after New York's, has seen ridership decline since 2010 as the region grows. A major cause is "frequency delays." The Washington Post reporters state that the subway has entered a death spiral.
April 5, 2016, 11am PDT
When suburban voters and political leaders oppose transit funding sales taxes, the entire region experiences the consequences. Atlanta is the latest case study in this political dynamic.
March 24, 2016, 2pm PDT
In an interview, Atlanta BeltLine visionary Ryan Gravel discusses the ongoing project and how it fits an emerging, multidisciplinary understanding of what good infrastructure can be.
March 23, 2016, 5am PDT
A half-cent sales tax to fund an expansion of MARTA has been paired back to $2.5 billion and the city limits of Atlanta instead of $8 billion for the region, but Atlanta voters will have a chance to decide on the new tax despite its near demise.
February 25, 2016, 10am PST
A once-in-a-generation moment for transit is taking shape in Atlanta.
January 28, 2016, 12pm PST
A local Democrat is not happy with the performance of the city in operating the Atlanta Streetcar.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 11, 2015, 7am PDT
"Cool, cool, cool, cool, in every way," is Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority CEO Keith Parker's assessment of a proposed deal to install cell phone and WiFi access in transit stations and tunnels.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
August 7, 2015, 10am PDT
Especially for parties with more than one passenger, summoning a car can make more sense, according to a recent op-ed. Transit still wins out for longer trips, but streetcars might just not be worth it downtown.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 23, 2015, 5am PDT
After a stunning financial turnaround and with new political support, MARTA is proposing a massive expansion of commuter rail, with rail links from Atlanta into Fulton and DeKalb counties.
June 18, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Georgia Express Lanes project will add managed traffic lanes to routes along I-85 and two separate stretches along I-75.
April 15, 2015, 7am PDT
A plan in the earliest possible stages of outreach and environmental review would extend the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's existing Red Line north of Atlanta farther into Fulton County.
February 17, 2015, 8am PST
If you want great access to an airport, go overseas—that's the main finding of a study by Golden Gateway Alliance, a Manhattan-based airport advocacy organization. Tied for dead-last in terms of access is Denver and a certain New York airport.
February 6, 2015, 12pm PST
Under CEO Keith Parker, Atlanta's formerly desperate transit agency is picking up steam after suffering annual deficits of up to $33 million. The service area has expanded, the fleet is being modernized, and voters approved a new transit tax.
January 21, 2015, 7am PST
The debate about the effectiveness of streetcars as an alternative form of transportation (rather than just a driver of property values) isn't going anywhere. The latest test case for the ongoing experiment: Atlanta.
January 3, 2015, 1pm PST
It's 'back to the future' for Atlanta's $98 million investment that opened Dec. 30, although these will be modern, not vintage, streetcars that operate on a small loop. Streetcars last operated here in 1949. Mayor Reed intends to lengthen the route.
November 16, 2014, 9am PST
The ballot measure generating the most new transportation funds approved by voters this month was in Alameda County, Calif. Voters chose to double an existing sales tax to one percent and extend it to 2045, raising $7.8 billion over 30 years.
November 13, 2014, 8am PST
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) turned to crowdfunding for a small project that could have big returns in luring bikers to go multi-modal on public transit.
November 7, 2014, 7am PST
After a ballot measure approved the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's (MARTA) expansion into a suburban county outside of Atlanta, the transit agency could set precedent on how to effectively adapt to sprawling suburbs.
October 20, 2014, 6am PDT
Driven by a need to meet growing costs amid unstable federal subsidies, metropolitan transit agencies are eying their properties, particularly parking lots, as money makers from new residential and commercial development.
October 10, 2014, 7am PDT
A profile piece for Governing focuses on the work of Keith Parker, who since 2012 has been leading the ninth-largest transportation agency in the country: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).