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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…

Georgia Lawmakers Want Fuel Tax To FunD Transit! Curbed Atlanta 2-5-2020

Some Georgia lawmakers want fuel tax to fund transit and other transportation initiatives! A group of Democratic state senators thinks the way Georgia’s fuel tax revenue is used is too limited, so they’ve modified Senate Resolution 654. They changed words “roads and bridges” to “transportation,” which would make the fuel tax available for broader uses,…

Fulton Commissioners Discuss FREE MARTA Fare – NorthFUlton.Com Jan 2020

Fulton County Commissioners are exploring FREE fares for MARTA. Per Commissioner Lee Morris, “When you consider the costs of free-to-use streets — to build and maintain roads, police them, and manage signs and signals — the government subsidizes car users far more than it subsidizes transit users.” The full article is here: https://www.northfulton.com/news/fulton-commissioners-explore-free-fares-for-marta/article_6a926b04-36da-11ea-a708-b75e535bfc52.html