In 2016 the Center for Civic Innovation hosted Your Voice Matters: Atlanta’s Decision on MARTA & the TSPLOST to ensure Atlantans could voice their hopes and concerns about the upcoming vote on transportation spending.
Our city had a big decision to make: what kind of city do we want to be and how will people get around it?
That November Atlanta voters (aka YOU) overwhelmingly approved new funding for our city’s transportation infrastructure. But approving the funding was only the first step of the process. Since then, MARTA and others spent months working hard to figure out what projects will get funding and when. It was not an easy task and we are sure you have many questions!
Come hear from MARTA on how they will use their part of the funds you approved!
We will explore:
- What are the rules - what could and couldn’t MARTA spend their money on and why?
- Where do the MARTA project lists stand?
- What are the potential of these various projects to shape the future of our city?
- What questions do you - voters & residents - have?
5:30pm Doors Open
6:00pm Speakers Introductions
6:10pm Speaker Presentations
6:45pm Facilitated Panel Discussion + Audience Q&A
Ben Limmer, Assistant General Manager at MARTA