MARTA and the city of Atlanta’s latest partnership, More MARTA Atlanta, is making a final push to hear from residents and MARTA riders regarding the proposed project.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m., MARTA representatives will canvass a number of stations across the city to share program information and get feedback from riders on what they want from the program, according to a MARTA press release.
Information stations will be available at the Five Points, Midtown, Georgia State, West End, Lenox and Inman Park stations. MARTA riders will have the opportunity to review the list of 17 proposed More MARTA Atlanta projects and complete a feedback survey.
The partnership was overwhelmingly approved by city voters in 2016. Over the next 40 years, the project will create a total transit investment of $2.5 billion and expand transit service to connect 126 communities within the city.
Public input has been central to the More MARTA Atlanta program since its inception, the press release said.
“Ongoing community engagement and input is critical in steering the More MARTA Atlanta program in the right direction,” MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker said. “As we take a comprehensive look at possible project 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. It’s good to hear what the citizens and the community believe should be the priorities.”