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Gov. Deal signs legislation to expand MARTA system
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on April 26, 2016 signed S.B. 369, a landmark bill that empowers the City of Atlanta to hold a fall ballot referendum asking voters to support…
MARTA selects WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff for tunnel ventilation upgrade
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) on Feb. 3, 2016 awarded a design-build contract to Archer Western Construction with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as the lead designer to overhaul…
MARTA forms partnership to support disadvantaged businesses
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has formed a strategic partnership with the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) to increase the number of metro Atlanta Disadvantaged Business Enterprises…
VHB acquires transport firm
VHB has announced its acquisition of GMB Engineers & Planners, Inc. (GMB), a transportation firm with offices in Orlando and Chipley, Fla., and in Atlanta.
Atlanta streetcar to open Dec. 30
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, that the 2.7-mile Atlanta streetcar line would be officially launched for service on Dec. 30, fulfilling a pledge by the mayor…
FTA OKs MARTA plan for LRT line
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have approved plans by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for preliminary planning of a "Clifton Corridor" light rail transit line, which would be Atlanta's…
FTA, MARTA launch LRT study
The Federal Transit Administration and Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) are advancing a study that could establish Atlanta's first light rail transit (LRT) line along what's called the Clifton…
Atlanta, MARTA to jointly operate streetcar
Choosing an option preferred by some other U.S. cities redeploying streetcars within their borders, Atlanta on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 said it would share direct operational responsibility of its new…
Atlanta mayor: Streetcar will debut this year
Atlanta's initial modern streetcar line will open this year, though perhaps not until late December, according to Mayor Kasim Reed.
MARTA weighs North Fulton County extension
Atlanta's Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is considering extending transit service roughly parallel with Georgia State Highway 400 in North Fulton County, with MARTA rapid rail, light rail, or…
MARTA revises Atlanta streetcar contract
MARTA’s Board of Directors authorized a revised contract Monday, May, 13, with URS Energy and Construction, Inc. to design and build the Atlanta Streetcar, with the total price now set…
MARTA OKs LRT plan, tax approval pending
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's Board of Directors on Monday voted to advance its $3.5 billion rail expansion plan, still subject to approval by voter referendum this July.
Atlanta orders four Siemens streetcars
Siemens Industry, Inc. announced Thursday that it will supply Atlanta with four new streetcars under a $17.2 million contract from the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority on behalf of the…
Atlanta OKs streetcar purchase funds
The Atlanta City Council moved forward with planning the Atlanta streetcar project by voting to approve $9 million to buy new streetcar vehicles and approving a construction contract with MARTA,…
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