Entries by pklibanoff

The History of MARTA

Transit 101: How MARTA became MARTA MARTA is engrained in the fabric of Atlanta. The system’s routes and rail have shaped the story of our region and influenced development.  However, few Atlantans know the history of MARTA and the challenges it has and continues to face today. MARTA is primarily funded via fare collections and […]

The 7 Elements that Make a Bus Line BRT

The 7 Elements that Make a Bus Line BRT First of all, BRT stands for Bus Rapid Transit. I hear a lot of people in Atlanta talk about BRT like it’s a typical commuter express bus service. It seems like 90% of the time I hear BRT mentioned, people are not actually talking about real […]

The Atlanta Region’s Plan – Ready for Review

Transit in the Atlanta Region’s Plan The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has released the draft of the Atlanta Region’s Plan for public review and comment. If you have opinions about the future of transit in the Atlanta Region, we encourage you to take a look at the planned transit projects. The plan defines a 199 […]

November Update from the ARC Regional Transit Committee

Did you know that the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has a Regional Transit Committee (RTC) that meets every other month to talk about regional transit planning, funding and governance? The RTC met last week to discuss grants, marketing, the regional transit website, and fare collection. Currently, the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) and the […]

Georgia Transportation Summit 2015

The Transportation Funding Act, House Bill 170, was at the forefront of the discussion at the Georgia Transportation Summit last week. The mood among many transportation officials was celebratory, praising the state legislature for their leadership in passing the bill to add nearly $1 billion in new transportation funding. The event brought together over 700 […]

Getting to know Advance Atlanta

Hello Thank you for your interest in learning more about us. We want to tell you a little more about who we are. Advance Atlanta is a grassroots, citizen-driven coalition working to champion a unified, comprehensive regional transit system for metro Atlanta. We believe in a metro Atlanta region in which our residents are able […]


Advance Atlanta goes to camp

On Saturday, September 26th, Members of Advance Atlanta attended TransportationCamp South at Georgia Tech.   TransportationCamp is an “unconference” where sessions are proposed and led by attendees.  Advance Atlanta hosted the “Let’s Advance Atlanta” session, focused on sharing ideas and collecting feedback from fellow transit advocates. The day started off with an inspiring presentation by MARTA CEO Keith […]

To Connect the Region, Let’s Advance Atlanta

The following article was published in the Saporta Report on September 21, 2015.  In 1837, when the stake was driven in the Georgia ground to mark the founding of “Terminus,” the city that would become Atlanta began its life as a transportation hub. Today, the home of the world’s busiest airport still thrives as a […]