There are talks of a new bill to expand Marta, giving commuters an alternative to driving to work. Other cities that rival Atlanta in size have other modes of transportation for commuters in the city. The argument is that with the Marta expansion and road improvements, it will be easier to get to the city center (where the majority of jobs are!). Current Marta Route:
This expansion would reach outside the perimeter up 400, east toward I-20, and another rail more southeast of the city. These road improvements and rail expansion would cost about $8 billion dollars (wow!) split between these two projects. This bill still has yet to be passed through legislation, but it is exciting to know that Atlanta could be moving in this direction. Can you imagine how much easier it would be for people to commute to work?
The future is bright and exciting for the City of Atlanta!