HOSTS VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING TO PROVIDE UPDATE
ON BANKHEAD STATION PLATFORM EXTENSION PROJECT
ATLANTA – The
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will
host a virtual public meeting to provide updates on
the Bankhead Platform Extension Project on Thursday,
Feb. 24, at 6 p.m.
includes a platform extension from two-car to eight-car capacity (matching the
capacity of the other 37 rail stations), and other modifications to accommodate
the subsequent increase in rail cars and customers, such as a new station
canopy and entrance, new elevator, and public plaza. The increased rail car capacity
will also better support the transit needs of a future Microsoft campus and
development planned around Bankhead Station.
The project is
primarily funded by the More MARTA half-penny sales tax collected in the City
of Atlanta and was among the first to receive funding from the State of Georgia
from the $.50 fee on for-hire-ground transportation, established in 2020. This
new transit funding source helps the state invest in transit projects that
align with economic development priorities.
The public meeting
will include a presentation from the project team and will
be followed by a Q&A session.
Bankhead Station Platform
Extension Project virtual public meeting
6 p.m. –
WHERE: Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92196346065
Meeting ID: 921 9634
Additional project information will be available in the virtual
meeting room website, and
questions and comments about the project will be accepted in the
virtual room until March 31.
Customers are encouraged to stay connected and provide
input at any time during the project. For more information,
contact Marcus Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org. To
request this information in another language or in an accessible format, call