The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), in partnership with the City of Atlanta, has urged residents to learn about the More MARTA Atlanta program and provide feedback at one of the many planned outreach events and activities. The More MARTA Atlanta program is a part of the city’s blueprint for increased development to accommodate its fast-rising population.
Both MARTA customers and non-transit users have been encouraged to provide their feedback at one of the face-to-face outreach events or online at www.itsmarta.com/moremarta. Aligned with the Atlanta Transportation Plan, the adoption of More MARTA Atlanta has marked 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 Jeffrey Parker, general manager and CEO of MARTA. “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.”
In 2016, Atlanta residents overwhelmingly passed the More MARTA Atlanta half-penny sales tax, which has been projected to generate nearly $2.5 billion for transit expansion and enhancement projects over the next 40 years.
Organizers and city officials said the implementation of More MARTA Atlanta will support the region’s population growth by increasing accessibility, mobility, and connectivity within Atlanta and the regional transportation network.
“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.”
In alignment with the Atlanta Transportation Plan, the More MARTA Atlanta includes 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.
Upcoming More MARTA Atlanta outreach events:
- June 9 | 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Dump the Pump Scavenger Hunt | MARTA Five Points Station
- June 10 | 4 – 8 p.m. | Atlanta Streets Alive: Westside Howell Mill Rd/Marietta Street
- June 13 | 3 – 7 p.m. | MARTA Fresh Market | Hamilton E. Holmes Station
- June 15 | 4 – 8 p.m. | Atlanta Fest | Six Flags over Georgia
- June 16 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Juneteenth Parade & Music Festival | Mozely Park to Morris Brown College
- June 21 | 3 – 6 p.m. | MARTA Station Outreach | Hamilton E. Holmes Station
- June 23 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Midtown Station Mural Ribbon Cutting (with Midtown Alliance) |Midtown MARTA Station
- June 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Monroe Drive Public Meeting/Renew Atlanta | Grady High School
- June 29 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Jazz on the Lawn | Callanwolde Fine Arts Center