Posts by Karen Hatchett

cobb gets $18 Million for public Transit – Marietta Daily Journal 4-14-20

Public transit in Cobb County is getting just over $18 million in federal funding to keep services running during the coronavirus pandemic. In total, a little more than $522 million was made available to Georgia transit operators by the Federal Transit Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, according to a…

Here’s how Cobb plans to tackle traffic thru 2050 – Marietta Daily Journal 2-27-20

ARC’s regional transportation plan receives a major update every four years. Region-wide, the plan details $173 billion in spending across the ARC’s 20-county area through 2050. The bad news for the traffic-weary is that the ARC’s project list is aspirational, according to Cobb Chairman Mike Boyce, who also sits on the ARC’s governing board. “There…

Tennessee officials take step forward with potential Nashville-Atlanta Amtrak line – Curbed – 2-20-2020

On Wednesday, the Tennessee Legislature’s transportation committee passed a bill that could lead to the creation of a feasibility study, which would assess potential train routes to Atlanta, how much they might cost, and who would pay for them. Tennessee state Rep. Jason Powell, a Democrat from Nashville, told Curbed Atlanta today the potential commuter…

MARTA Names Chief Customer Experience OFficer & ESTABLISHes RIDERS Advisory Council – Saporta Report – Feb 2020

MARTA names Chief Customer Experience Officer and is establishing their first Riders Advisory Council. After Advisory Council members are selected, they’ll meet monthly beginning in May to provide input on topics including the design of the new rail cars, service delivery, rail station and bus stop amenities, and how best to communicate with riders! Read…