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MARTA

March 11, 2018, 5am PDT
The amenity in highest demand for companies looking to develop office space in Atlanta might surprise people: it's access to public transit.
Bisnow Atlanta
March 9, 2018, 5am PST
The Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit Project—on track to become the first bus rapid transit line in the state of Georgia—received a critical bath of funding from the federal government this week in the form of a $12.6 million TIGER grant.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 2, 2018, 9am PST
A small grant with big meaning for the city of Chamblee.
Curbed Atlanta
February 3, 2018, 11am PST
All of Fulton County, Georgia except Atlanta (which has its own transit plans) is moving forward with a new transit agenda.
Reporter Newspapers
January 31, 2018, 8am PST
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is taking a victory lap while underway with a wave of construction projects, developed through its Transit Oriented Development program.
Curbed Atlanta
November 24, 2017, 5am PST
Not everything went according to plan in a perfectly planned demolition even in Atlanta over the weekend.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 17, 2017, 6am PST
Atlanta's regional transit agency is pursuing funding for a 12-mile extension of the Blue Line light rail line into suburban DeKalb County.
CBS46
October 30, 2017, 2pm PDT
Public meetings to learn more about TOD will be hosted in November by MARTA and the DeKalb County government
SaportaReport
September 27, 2017, 12pm PDT
The speed of implementation and high cost have some Atlanta officials considering bus rapid transit (BRT).
The Atlanta Jounral-Constitution
July 10, 2017, 8am PDT
The I-85 bridge collapse forced many people living and working in and around Atlanta to make new transportation choices. Now, just months later, the region is back to business as usual.
Curbed Atlanta
June 21, 2017, 12pm PDT
To discourage users from peeing on elevators at Atlanta MARTA stations, new urine detection technology is being installed as part of rehab plans.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 5, 2017, 5am PDT
The city of Atlanta recently gained a windfall of transit funding revenue in the form of a half-cent sales tax. The question now becomes whether the city can maximize the $2.5 billion investment.
Streetsblog USA
April 25, 2017, 8am PDT
Parking lots at MARTA stations have been filling up quickly as Atlantans adjust to their commutes without I-85, after the major freeway collapsed earlier this week.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 4, 2017, 10am PDT
While Atlanta gets ready for new transit service, its suburbs may not be so lucky.
Curbed Atlanta
February 9, 2017, 5am PST
The best city for taking transit to the airport, according to one ranking, is also known for car culture and sprawl.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 12, 2017, 1pm PST
About 50 transportation measures appeared on local ballots on November 8, 2016. To date, Planetizen reviewed outcomes in nine regions in six states. Here we compare the measures in terms of revenue, taxes, projects, and reasons for failure.
Planetizen
December 30, 2016, 11am PST
The carrot at the end of a possible re-organization of the state of Georgia's regional transportation agencies would come in the shape of state funding for transit.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 28, 2016, 7am PST
Three sales tax measures in Fulton County all won on Nov. 8. Two city ballot measures sets a course for investment in public transit and active transportation for Atlanta, while Fulton County will invest in road projects to reduce traffic congestion.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
A sales tax resolution to support public transportation is slated for a vote in the Atlanta City Council.
Saporta Report
September 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
An op-ed directs a pointed pro-transit message to Gwinnett County near Atlanta.
SaportaReport