The newest blueprint for helping to unsnarl metro Atlanta’s traffic problems includes nearly $59 billion worth of transportation projects over the next 26 years, a sum so huge it could finance a new Falcon’s stadium 49 times over.
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Anticipated spending at a glance:
- Pedestrian and bicycle programs: $1.4 billion
- Transit expansion: $4.1 billion
- Arterial highway improvements: $4.6 billion
- Expressway and bottleneck relief programs: $2.2 billion
- Express toll lanes: $4.2 billion
- Maintaining existing roads and transit: $41.5 billion
Your two cents: The public can view details of the strategy, called Plan 2040, and weigh in on it from now until Feb. 21 at www.atlantaregional.com/rtpupdate. The Atlanta Regional Commission is expected to vote on the plan in March. Then it will go before the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) for final approval.