When Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen first proposed the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority in the early 1960’s, he had a vision to connect Atlanta’s burgeoning metro communities by rail and bus. Today, only three counties have agreed to pay for it.
The Great Recession was a disaster for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. But since arriving, CEO Keith Parker has put the agency back on track. GPB's Bradley Georgia has an interview with the CEO.
The American Society of Civil Engineers is releasing a report card for Georgia's infrastructure. The group rates the state every four years. It looks at roads, bridges, ports, airports and other areas related to infrastructure. The overall grade is a C.
Leaders of metro Atlanta's public transit system have approved a plan to crack down on riders who bother other passengers by begging, listening to loud music and being unruly. They are also considering running more frequent trains during rush hours.
Officials with the Atlanta area's public transit system are studying the idea of expanding the service further north into the metro area's sprawling northern suburbs. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will hold a public meeting about the concept on Sept. 26 at Alpharetta City Hall.
The Transportation Security Administration has praised Atlanta's public transit system for achieving the agency's highest security level. MARTA was one of 16 agencies in the country to be recognized for achieving the TSA gold standard.