Spinning our Wheels

Spinning our Wheels is a commuting blog about the challenges of getting around Atlanta by car, bus, MARTA, bicycles and on foot written by transportation reporter David Wickert

MARTA wants your feedback on Atlanta expansion


MARTA recently unveiled a staff recommendation for how to spend $2.5 billion expected to be raised by a half-penny sales tax Atlanta voters approved in 2016.

The plan calls for 21 miles of light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit lines and other transit improvements in the city. Among other things, it includes the Clifton Corridor light rail line from Lindbergh Station to the Emory/CDC area and a third of the proposed Atlanta Beltline loop (you can learn more details here and see which projects didn’t make the cut here). 

Now MARTA wants public feedback and will attend a series of community events to get it: 

 

June 9 

10:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. 

Dump the Pump Scavenger Hunt 

MARTA Five Points Station 

 

June 10 

4 to 8 P.M. 

Atlanta Streets Alive: Westside 

Howell Mill Rd/Marietta Street 

 

June 13 

3 to 7 P.M. 

MARTA Fresh Market 

Hamilton E. Holmes Station 

 

June 15 

4 to 8 P.M. 

Atlanta Fest 

Six Flags over Georgia 

Christian Music Festival 

 

June 16 

10 A.M. to 6 P.M. 

Juneteenth Parade & Music Festival 

Mozely Park to Morris Brown College 

 

June 21 

3 to 6 P.M. 

MARTA Station Outreach – Hamilton E. Holmes Station 

 

June 23 

10 to 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 to 9:30 P.M. 

Jazz on the Lawn 

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 

 

You can offer your thoughts at one of the events or share them online at www.itsmarta.com/moremarta.


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David Wickert covers transportation issues for the Enterprise team. He joined the AJC in 2010 and has also covered local government in Gwinnett and Fulton counties.