MARTA will host “listening sessions” on Wednesday, Jan. 18, and Thursday, Jan. 19, to solicit customer and resident input on proposed expansion projects. The plans will be funded by the half-penny sales tax referendum that was passed by voters in November. The sales tax is expected to generate $2.5 billion (in 2016 dollars) over the next 40 years or about $60 million annually.

The listening sessions on Jan. 18 will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m and again from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at MARTA Headquarters, 2424 Piedmont Road. The Jan. 19 sessions will be held at the same hours but in the Old Council Chambers at City Hall, 68 Mitchell Street.

For more information, visit itsmarta.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

2 replies on “MARTA to host ‘listening sessions’ on proposed expansion projects”

  1. These don’t appear to be the right dates and times for the Public Hearing Meetings. The actual dates are on MARTA’s website, http://www.itsmarta.com/public-hearings-meetings.aspx. They are listed as:

    Monday, Jan. 23
    Fulton County
    Assembly Hall
    141 Pryor St., SW Atlanta 30303
    Community Exchange: 6-7 p.m.
    HEARING: 7 p.m.
    Riding MARTA: Bus Routes 32, 49, 55, 74, and 186.

    Tuesday, Jan. 24
    Clayton County
    Commission Chambers
    112 Smith Street,
    Jonesboro, GA 30236
    Community Exchange: 6-7 p.m.
    HEARING: 7 p.m.
    Riding MARTA: Route 193.

    Thursday, Jan. 26
    Maloof Auditorium
    1300 Commerce Dr.,
    Decatur 30030
    Community Exchange: 6-7 p.m.
    HEARING: 7 p.m.
    Riding MARTA: Walk one block west of Decatur Rail Station

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