Category: Transportation

MARTA Board Approves Gwinnett Contract

The MARTA Board of Directors unanimously approved the contract with Gwinnett County. The historic contract would allow MARTA to take over and expand existing public transportation–including the likelihood of heavy rail coming into Gwinnett. From WSB-TV: The development plan recommends building a rail line from the existing Doraville MARTA station to a new hub in

Transit Moves Beyond Atlanta

This week’s Courier Herald column: Last week Governor Nathan Deal assembled state leaders at Georgia’s Capitol for an announcement. The State would be contributing $100 Million toward building Bus Rapid Transit on Georgia 400 through North Fulton County. The money will leverage $184 Million in Federal Funds granted to build express lanes from I-285 to

Transit And The Power Of Honest Brokers

This week’s Courier Herald column: The journey that culminated in this year’s Atlanta regional transit bill began years ago, and has been an ongoing effort since the 2015 bill that increased funding for Georgia’s road and bridge network. Included in that bill was a bond package split between transit providers across the state, urban and

Ralston: A Call to Action for “Building a Stronger America”

Guest Op-Ed By Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) From the world’s busiest airport to the fastest growing container port in America, Georgia leads the nation in moving people and goods. That didn’t happen by accident. On the contrary, for generations, Georgians have invested in the infrastructure necessary to facilitate our forward momentum. Recently, we have