The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority “ATL Board” unanimously selected nine transportation projects for possible state funding in FY 2022. The ATL Board oversees transit planning and funding in the 13-county metro Atlanta region. Given the current budget constraints, there is no guaranteed that the state legislature will allocate funding for the projects during the 2021 legislative session. This prioritization list could set tone for when the state is poised to fund transit projects. The list includes MARTA’s Capitol Avenue/Summerhill bus rapid transit line, Clayton County bus rapid transit projects, transit projects along the top end of I-285. The list also includes several MARTA station maintenance projects, construction of two park-and-ride lots in Gwinnett county, construction of a Cumberland transfer center. The list also includes funding a traffic signaling project in Cobb County.
During the 2021 state legislative session, the Council for Quality Growth will monitor the budget proceedings to see if the selected projects will receive state funding.