Join us on August 15 at 6:00 pm for a townhall meeting on the more marta initiative. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions about the process moving forward. It will be at Virginia-highland church and will run until 8:00 pm. See you there!
Share Thoughts, Opinions at More MARTA Atlanta Outreach EventsCity of Atlanta Residents are Urged to Learn About Proposed More MARTA Atlanta Projects, Provide Feedback [Atlanta, GA] The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), in partnership with the City of Atlanta, is urging residents to learn about the More MARTA Atlanta program and provide feedback at one of the many planned outreach events and activities. Both MARTA customers and non-transit users are encouraged to provide their feedback at one of the face-to-face events or online at www.itsmarta.com/moremarta. In 2016, City of Atlanta residents overwhelmingly passed the More MARTA Atlanta half-penny sales tax, which will generate nearly $2.5 billion for transit expansion and enhancement projects over the next 40 years. Aligned with the Atlanta Transportation Plan, More MARTA Atlanta marks the largest transit investment in four decades. “Ongoing community engagement and input is critical in steering the More MARTA Atlanta program in the right direction,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker. “As we take a comprehensive look at possible options, it’s critical that we hear from all of our valued stakeholders and evaluate their input as we chart the course ahead for this important program that will redefine the transit experience in the City of Atlanta.” The More MARTA Atlanta program is part of the City’s blueprint for increased development to accommodate its fast-rising population. “Our communities have called for large-scale transit investment,” said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “As our population grows, our infrastructure needs grow as well — and improved public transportation will give Atlantans better access to public spaces, job centers, and opportunities. It is a critical piece of our vision for a more connected Atlanta region.”
Upcoming More MARTA Atlanta Outreach Events: June 910:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. Dump the Pump Scavenger Hunt MARTA Five Points Station
June 104 to 8 P.M. Atlanta Streets Alive: WestsideHowell Mill Rd/Marietta Street
June 133 to 7 P.M. MARTA Fresh MarketHamilton E. Holmes Station
June 154 to 8 P.M. Atlanta FestSix Flags over GeorgiaChristian Music Festival
June 1610 A.M. to 6 P.M. Juneteenth Parade & Music FestivalMozely Park to Morris Brown College
June 213 to 6 P.M.MARTA Station Outreach – Hamilton E. Holmes Station
June 2310 to 11 A.M. Midtown Station Mural Ribbon Cutting (with Midtown Alliance)Midtown MARTA Station
June 286:30 P.M.Monroe Drive Public Meeting/Renew AtlantaGrady High School
June 29 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. Jazz on the LawnCallanwolde Fine Arts Center
The More MARTA Atlanta program is committed to supporting the region’s population growth by increasing accessibility, mobility, and connectivity within the City of Atlanta and the regional transportation network. In alignment with the Atlanta Transportation Plan, the More MARTA Atlanta program will consist of a prioritized list of mobility projects generated by a thorough analysis derived of technical data, performance measurements, and public input in accordance with the program’s guiding principles. This program will work to enhance safety while building upon a layered, integrated transportation network.
At A Glance: More MARTAOverwhelmingly approved by City of Atlanta residents in 2016Total transit investment of $2.5 billion over the next 40 yearsExpands transit service to connect communities within the City of AtlantaExpands access to job and educational opportunitiesEnhances independence for seniors and individuals with disabilitiesImproves the overall quality of life in the City of AtlantaManaged by a partnership between MARTA, the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine, and the Atlanta Streetcar