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Keep the 50/50 MARTA revenue split?

Discussion in 'MARTA Trains & Buses' started by MattW, May 9, 2012.


Should MARTA be freed from the 50/50 requirement?

  1. Yes

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  2. Yes with modification

    1 vote(s)
  3. No with modification

    0 vote(s)
  4. No

    0 vote(s)
  1. MattW

    MattW MARTA Newbie

    As you may or may not know, the Georgia Legislature requires MARTA to spend no more than 50% of its revenue on operations and maintenance, and the remaining 50% on capital projects. Do you think MARTA should be forced to continue like this?

    I personally voted yes with modification. I think the split is a good idea as it should allow for projects MARTA might not otherwise be able to pursue if the bulk of the budget is spend on O&M. However, if the state is going to continue with that requirement, then they should have the responsibility of funding MARTA for any deficits they incur.
  2. SM Conductor

    SM Conductor Administrator Staff Member

    I agree with you. The state needs to put it's money where it's mouth is. There is no denying that Atlanta is the economic engine for the state. No other city gets a mention like Atlanta does, and even our mention as a city is muted when talking about major cities of the nation.

    30 years later, and MARTA is a shell of what it was supposed to be. With continued investment from all counties and the state, Atlanta could be way more world class than it is today. We might have even had 2 airports by now. But as they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
  3. Jennifer

    Jennifer MARTA Newbie


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