Two legislators on the MARTA oversight committee have suggested to the transit agency that it do more research on distance-based fares, and employ such a system to raise revenues. Today, MARTA’s leader explains that it’s a complicated process to switch, and it would be premature to do so right now, as the Atlanta Regional Commission is studying further integration of suburban bus systems with MARTA. In our second column, a transportation analyst writes how distance-based fares could help MARTA.
Transit fares for the futureby Keith T. Parker
MARTA should embrace distance faresby Baruch Feigenbaum
Today’s moderator: Tom Sabulis
A 20-year veteran of the AJC, Tom Sabulis has covered news, politics and the arts during a career that has taken him to newspapers across the country. Since 2008, he has coordinated many of the newspaper’s pro/con debates and first-person guest columns.
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