Metro Atlanta's public transit system plans to hold public hearings to present its proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year. After the public hearings, the full board will vote on the final budget before the new fiscal year begins on July 1.
Atlanta's transit system is facing a decline in the number of commuters it attracts even through figures from the American Public Transit Association show ridership is increasing on systems in other cities.
Metro Atlanta's transit authority is announcing the return of its Braves shuttle as the team gears up for its home opener Friday. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority said the shuttle bus is a good way to avoid snarled traffic and expensive parking.
North Georgia lawmaker, Jeff Mullis is a proponent of a rail-line from Chattanooga to Atlanta. He says the state transportation department continues to devise a state rail plan, but funding is the major issue.
Fares for the Atlanta transit system, MARTA, will increase this weekend. Recent budget cuts have caused service changes and several routes to be combined. Transit all over Georgia is suffering from a severe lack of funds and an ailing state economy officials say.