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Late last year, officials reported the program’s first six months had been a success, with users logging more than 11,000 miles on 5,000 trips. With the expansion of the program, we expect this success to continue.
ARC is depending on federal money for about 45% of the cost of each project. Current state and regional funding, some of which was gained through the recent approval of the Fulton County transportation tax, will likely be insufficient to complete the many projects planned.
This made us started wondering about Atlanta traffic, which is notorious as some of the worst in the world. After some research, we discovered that one major factor is that most Atlantans, and in fact most Georgians, drive to work alone.
The Georgia Department of Transportation suggests the following resources that will help motorists plan their commutes...
Yes, while ridership may be lagging, the cost is significant, and the future phases of the project are not complete, we are fully supportive of any additional mass-transit systems we can get. Atlanta traffic is some of the worst in the nation, and people are getting injured and killed in collisions daily.
MARTA has a number of ongoing projects that will continue to change the landscape of Atlanta, and will help promote economic growth and public transit ridership while boosting quality of life for people all across the region.
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