Tag Archives: MARTA

Political Notes — Keith Parker will step down as MARTA chief

Keith Parker makes a surprise announcement that he’s leaving his job as MARTA’s general manager . . .

Tags: FCC broadband committee , Keith Parker , MARTA , special elections , Tal DuVall

Emory transit proposal hits an obstacle: Vincent Fort

State Sen. Vincent Fort, a candidate for mayor of Atlanta, lashes out at a proposal to build a MARTA rail line to the annexed area of the Emory University campus . . .

Tags: Emory University annexation , MARTA , Vincent Fort

Expansion for MARTA? Not just yet

MARTA officials said they are more interested in continuing improvements in the transit system’s current operations . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , expansion , Fran Millar , MARTA , regional transit system , Robert Ashe , Steve Gooch

Atlanta transit expansion bill is signed

On a day when lots of bills were signed, Gov. Nathan Deal put his signature on the bill authorizing a new sales tax referendum for MARTA expansion in the city of Atlanta . . .

Tags: bill signings , MARTA , Nathan Deal

Sine Die! Better late than never

The House and Senate finish up their session a half hour late, then adjourn for the year . . .

Tags: adjournment , David Ralston , General Assembly session , MARTA , rape kits , religious liberty , Scott Holcomb

Beach readies MARTA funding bill for introduction

Legislation will be introduced Tuesday to raise more revenues for MARTA rail expansion . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , local option sales tax , MARTA , rail expansion

Bill repeals MARTA’s 50-50 spending restriction

Gov. Nathan Deal signs bill ending the 50-50 restriction on how MARTA spends its sales tax revenues . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , MARTA , Mike Jacobs , Pat Gardner , sales tax revenues

Political Notes – MARTA vote looks like a go in Clayton

Clayton County voters will get the chance to decide if they want the county to be a part of MARTA; new financial incentives are available to early education teachers . . .

Tags: Clayton County , DECAL , early educators , financial incentives , GAE , MARTA , Robert Ashe , self-driving vehicles , Sid Chapman , Trey Kelley

Deal signs permanent Gulfstream tax break, MARTA bills

Gov. Nathan Deal gives Gulfstream Aerospace a permanent tax break worth $15 million a year; also signs bills giving MARTA some financial flexibility . . .

Tags: board appointments , contract negotiations , corporate tax break , Gulfstream , MARTA , sales tax revenues

Senate passes bill boosting technical college grants

The Senate votes for legislation that provides tuition grants for technical college students . . .

Tags: Charlie Bethel , Gulfstream tax break , HOPE Grants , Jason Carter , MARTA , private probation firms , Stacey Evans , Technical colleges