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4/5/2021



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Georgia budget includes funds for MARTA rail station project


Jeffrey Parker
Photo – itsmarta.com

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After establishing a mechanism (HB511) to annually fund capital transit projects that support economic development priorities in Georgia, the State General Assembly included $6 million to support a $50 million transformation at the Bankhead Rail Station in the fiscal-year 2022 budget, according to a news release.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's (MARTA) Bankhead station will support the new Microsoft Campus announced last month at Quarry Yards. In working with Microsoft, MARTA has identified $50 million in needed infrastructure improvements at the station, including increased capacity and access, and potential transit-oriented development. 

"I believe that having the state of Georgia partner with us to make the changes needed at Bankhead Station to support Microsoft will lead to a long and mutually beneficial relationship that will support continued economic development in our region and more mobility for residents and visitors alike,”
said MARTA General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Parker in a press release.



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