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Old 03-28-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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Cool! Thanks for sharing. I'm curious to see how the new AV system is going to be at the rail stations.
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:30 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Yeah, great. A pdf file. Have they actually done all these things?
You asked..

...research it yourself


Albany Transit System
Multimodal Center


Albany multimodal center gets new life with new grant | WFXL

Gwinnett County
Sugarloaf Mills Park & Ride Upgrade

https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/stati...ewShelters.pdf

https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/stati...lsPark7317.pdf


Henry County
Jonesboro Road Park & Ride

Agreement approved for Jonesboro Road park-and-ride location | News | henryherald.com
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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The conference committee reached an agreement:

https://www.myajc.com/news/state--re...odwntSuYsrPeP/

No details yet.
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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8:50 p.m. update: The transit conference committee Thursday night formally signed an agreement that would pave the way for transit expansions in Gwinnett, Cobb and Fulton counties and much of the rest of metro Atlanta.
House Bill 930 now goes to the House and Senate for approval.

The final bill largely follows the bill as it passed the House. It would:

*Allow 13 metro Atlanta counties to impose sales taxes of up to 1 percent for mass transit. Fulton County, which already has a .75-percent tax for road and bridge construction, plus the existing 1 percent MARTA tax, would be limited to a .2 percent sales tax.

*Creates a regional board to oversee transit funding and construction. The board would have the final say over the project lists that counties submit to voters. The idea is to coordinate transit projects across county lines.

*Allows Gwinnett County to hold a vote on joining MARTA this year.

* Authorizes a special transit district in Cobb County. The district could ask voters to approve a transit expansion – one that could be paid for with any county revenue sources.

The district’s boundaries would be drawn by a committee consisting of county commissioners and state lawmakers representing the county.
The committee must finish its work in 2019 – under the law, it will be disbanded on Dec. 1 of that year.
Wow, the Cobb special district made it back in at the last second. OK. The district will be drawn up later.

So I guess the whole thing with the mixed transportation referendum for all of Cobb is out, and the transit-only referendum (for only part of the county) is back. I'm cool with that.

Gwinnett is allowed to vote to join MARTA this November, if the county leadership decides to put in on the ballot.

Fulton MARTA expansion is only .2 penny. Weird that it's not .25. I don't get that.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:20 PM
 
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Wow, the Cobb special district made it back in at the last second. OK. The district will be drawn up later.

So I guess the whole thing with the mixed transportation referendum for all of Cobb is out, and the transit-only referendum (for only part of the county) is back. I'm cool with that.

Gwinnett is allowed to vote to join MARTA this November, if the county leadership decides to put in on the ballot.

Fulton MARTA expansion is only .2 penny. Weird that it's not .25. I don't get that.
Thats cool. Don't let the backwood thinking people mess it up for the forward thinking people
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Guessing no funding mechanism was approved?

This is a start, it creates the structure. It's big, but it's not that tangible yet.

I am very concerned how bus-centric all their transit talk has been. Their abuse of the term BRT is getting out of hand. Buses in shared lanes does not qualify as a quality transportation alternative. It's not going to get a significant amount of people out of their car. These lawmakers need to stop thinking about transit as something for someone else and more as something they would want to use.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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Apparently the Uber/Lyft tax and the airport concessions tax didn't make it. What the heck? I didn't even know that was controversial.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:44 PM
 
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Apparently the Uber/Lyft tax and the airport concessions tax didn't make it. What the heck? I didn't even know that was controversial.
Yeah it probably shouldn't go to transportation the airport tax. If anything it should just go to the city of Atlanta. It wasn't bringing that much money anyways.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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This is a start, it creates the structure. It's big, but it's not that tangible yet.
As far as the actual transit, each county will determine their own destiny, via their own project list and their own referendum, and only when they're ready for one. That's why this passed- it keeps the local control.

Except on the issue of branding, where it says that all transit from all providers in the 13-county region will be re-branded into one ATL system. Which sort of pushes along the idea of (without forcing) consolidation.

Consolidation means MARTA, via contract, operating more transit in more counties, even potentially in counties that are not MARTA members or that aren't even legally allowed to join MARTA.

Hopefully tomorrow I can read the actual final wording of the bill.

If it's basically the HB, I believe that was the one where MARTA heavy rail is allowed to extend into new counties, without them joining MARTA.

So, for example, Cobb would not have to join MARTA in order to bring the heavy rail line to Six Flags. I think.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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Conference bill passed the House an hour ago, and passed in the Senate just this minute (I was watching the live feed.)

So it's a done deal. Headed to the Governor's desk, who is sure to sign it.
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