Atlanta-region transit link authority

Connecting our region

through seamless transit.

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Benefits of the ATL

Streamline Transit Planning

Streamline Transit Planning

We are working to get our region moving in the same direction – toward a plan for better connecting transit systems to a more unified network of mobility options throughout the public and private sectors.
Improve Rider Experience

Improve Rider Experience

We are collaborating with local transit authorities to optimize the transit experience, saving riders time, reducing the stress of daily commutes and improving the overall customer experience.
Drive Economic Development

Drive Economic Development

We help accelerate opportunities for economic growth by making it easier for our talented workforce to access jobs across the region and attract new business.

What We Do

The ATL is planning and funding the forward motion of metro Atlanta.

Planning

Our goal is to transform the way our region gets around, whatever the mode. Here’s how we’re driving that mission forward:
Oversee the transit plan for our 13-county region.
Promote collaboration between current and future transit partners.
Partner with regional stakeholders to think long-term about mobility.

Funding

All federal and state transit funding for the region will be managed by the ATL. Our core responsibilities include:
Prioritize transit projects to maximize available funding for the region.
Work with county governments who choose to expand TSPLOST options.
Recommend to state leaders transit projects for bond funding.

Our Transit Partners

We are proud to collaborate with the transit authorities that millions of Atlantans rely on every day.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will have exclusive authority for operating region’s heavy rail system, including any new heavy rail projects. MARTA controls its current local funding and federal formula funding, and its legal contractual obligations are unaffected.
Operated by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), Xpress buses provide more than 1.8 million passenger trips every year. They operate 27 routes across 12 metro Atlanta counties providing commuters access to and from major employment centers in Downtown, Midtown, and Perimeter Center.
With more than 2.75 million passenger trips annually, CobbLinc provides local bus service, paratransit and FLEX on-demand service within Cobb County as well as commuter bus to and from Downtown and Midtown Atlanta.
Gwinnett County Transit (GTC) offers express bus, local bus and paratransit service. Commuter express bus service operates between Gwinnett County and downtown and midtown Atlanta. Local bus service connects neighborhoods and businesses to Gwinnett County's many cultural, shopping and educational opportunities.
Cherokee Area Transportation System (CATS) provides fixed route service in and around Canton and countywide demand response service.

A vision for

the Atlanta

Region.

Dear Atlanta Region,
We’re taking a renewed look at regional transit aimed at providing a seamless and convenient experience. Imagine a one-stop shop to get you to where you need to go right from your mobile phone. Whether you reside in the suburbs, work downtown, need to get to the airport or want to enjoy a concert or game, we want to make it easy for you to get there.

That’s one of our goals at the ATL as we develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan that we can use to help guide the region’s transit priorities and funding. Another goal of the ATL is to position the Atlanta region as a prime location for business development and expansion. A more efficient and unified transit system will help drive economic growth and provide better access to jobs for people across the region.

What does this mean for you? Hopefully, it means more time to do the things you want to do and more access to opportunities that will help you and the Atlanta region continue to move forward. It’s truly a collaborative process working with the ATL board and staff along with our regional partners, transit stakeholders and of course, you. Let’s get the Atlanta region moving better by working together.

Representative Kevin Tanner,

Senator Brandon Beach

Authors of House Bill 930

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