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February 22, 2016

Media Roundup: MARTA Rail Expansion Gains Traction

In case you missed it, legislation (SB 330) to expand transit passed a major hurdle last week clearing the Senate Transportation Committee.  This has generated substantial momentum for MARTA rail expansion as depicted by the media.   Below is a selection of this coverage including an opinion piece from the legislation's sponsor, Senator Brandon Beach and an editorial in support from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Atlanta Business Chronicle  - MARTA funding bill gets past key hurdle

Atlanta Journal Constitution - MARTA expansion bill advances in Senate

Creative Loafing - MARTA expansion bill moves forward following committee vote

Senator Brandon Beech (via AJC) - Time to bring Ga. transit into 21st century

Atlanta Journal Constitution Editorial - The next big step