What MARTA Means For Home Values

Jul 5, 2016
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Many homeowners in the Atlanta area pay a premium to live in a neighborhood with convenient access to public transportation, but proximity to MARTA doesn’t translate to increased home values in every community.  A recent study by consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton reveals that home prices went up for residences on the south side of the city while north side home prices decreased the closer they were to MARTA.  We talk about how public transportation fuels th

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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has released its fiscal year 2017 budget, which calls for a further push into Clayton County and Wi-Fi on buses and in rail stations.  The spending plan includes for $439 million in capital expenses and $453 million in operating costs, but won’t raise fares.   

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Consider this Atlanta. Are you willing to pay a half-penny sales tax to expand MARTA?

That question will be answered when voters go to the polls in November.

MARTA Board Chairman Robbie Ashe calls the upcoming vote “the most significant thing to happen to MARTA in its history.”

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Super Tuesday is over, but it's only one chapter in the long saga of the 2016 election.

Where Transit’s Going In Gwinnett County

Oct 19, 2015
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It was Monday morning rush hour at the Gwinnett Transit Center, and Yvette MacPherson had missed her bus.

“What happened was we got to Doraville Train station, and the 10 we take was late getting us to the Gwinnett Transit County Center, and the 30 left before the 10 got here,” MacPherson said.

She was one of the smattering of people gathered at the modest transit center, which is just a few bus shelters in a parking lot next to Gwinnett Place Mall.