Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) Awarded $250,000 from Federal Transit Administration to Fund Efforts to Restore Xpress Ridership

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For Immediate Public Notice: June 7, 2022
Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) Awarded $250,000 from Federal Transit Administration to Fund Efforts to Restore Xpress Ridership

ATLANTA – The Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (ATL) is among fifty recipients selected to receive funds from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) $25 million Route Planning Restoration Program under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The ATL will be awarded $250,000 to fund its efforts to enhance Xpress transit ridership. Like many transit operators in the metropolitan Atlanta region, Xpress saw ridership decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding from the FTA’s Route Planning Restoration Program can be used for transit route planning designed to increase ridership, reduce travel times, and make service adjustments to increase the quality or frequency of transit service for low-income riders and disadvantaged neighborhoods or communities.

At the ATL’s June 2nd Xpress Operations Committee meeting, Dr. Jamie Fischer, Director of Transportation Performance, and Innovation reported that during the pandemic, Xpress experienced a dramatic decline in ridership similar to all transit operators in the metro Atlanta region. The ATL has instituted several initiatives aimed at increasing ridership since the pandemic which included enhanced safety measures on Xpress coaches, suspending fares, implementing a contactless mobile payment option, and most recently offering a 50% fare discount incentive from June through July available on its contactless mobile app, Token Transit.

Dr. Fischer advised the Board that while Xpress has seen a clear increase in ridership and the numbers are steadily rising, they are still hovering around 25% of pre-pandemic levels. The grant that the ATL has received is both timely and needed to support the ATL’s efforts in exploring how to further enhance ridership within the Xpress system.

In its application for the Route Planning Restoration Program, the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority focused on the need to develop a “Return to Ridership” plan for ATL’s Xpress commuter bus service that would focus on growing ridership; assessing new regional travel behaviors and commute patterns; soliciting public input and accounting for the needs of low income, disadvantaged, and environmental justice populations throughout the metro Atlanta region; and coordinating with local and county governments, social service providers, employers, and the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

“We are pleased to receive this award from the FTA which will go a long way in helping us increase our ridership as we continue to provide high quality and efficient transit service throughout the 13-county metropolitan Atlanta region,” said ATL Interim Executive Director, Heather Aquino.

 

About the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

The ATL was created by the Georgia General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for the metro Atlanta region. The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan, as well as identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit. The ATL is also charged with creating a unified regional transit system brand. Effective July 1, 2020, the ATL was legislatively authorized to oversee the state’s Xpress regional commuter transit system and the Atlanta region’s vanpool system. The population of metro Atlanta is growing rapidly and projected to add an additional 2.5 million residents by 2040. The ATL is a critical step towards more efficient and effective transit and mobility in the region. For more information on Xpress and the ATL, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/ and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) to Hold Specially Called Committee Meetings and Board of Directors Meeting Scheduled for June 2, 2022

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Ericka B. Davis
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Tiffany L. McCall
Communications and Media Relations Director
o: 404-893-3025 | c: 404-240-7531 | tmccall@srta.ga.gov

For Immediate Public Notice: May 26, 2022

The Specially Called Committee Meetings will begin at 8:30 am and the Board of Directors Meeting will immediately follow at 9:30 am

ATLANTA – The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority announces that it will hold two specially called Board Committee Meetings and its Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2022, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at 245 Peachtree Center Avenue, Marquis One, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The Specially Called Xpress Operations Committee Meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and upon adjournment will be followed by the Specially Called Administrative Committee meeting.

The ATL Board of Directors Meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. or immediately following the Specially Called Administrative Committee meeting should that meeting extend beyond 9:30 am.

To view the Committee and Board agendas and options to watch remotely, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/the-atl-board/.

 

Meeting Schedule:
▪ Specially Called Xpress Operations Committee Meeting (8:30 a.m.)
▪ Administrative Committee Meeting (Upon adjournment of Xpress Operations committee meeting)
▪ Board of Directors Meeting (9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Administrative committee meeting if it adjourns after 9:30 a.m.)

 

About the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

The ATL was created by the Georgia General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for the metro Atlanta region. The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan, as well as identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit. The ATL is also charged with creating a unified regional transit system brand. Effective July 1, 2020, the ATL was legislatively authorized to oversee the state’s Xpress regional commuter transit system and the Atlanta region’s vanpool system. The population of metro Atlanta is growing rapidly and projected to add an additional 2.5 million residents by 2040. The ATL is a critical step towards more efficient and effective transit and mobility in the region. For more information on Xpress and the ATL, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/ and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Media Advisory Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority to Host Official Signing of the I-285 Top End Express Lanes Transit Funding and Collaboration Memorandum of Understanding

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Tiffany L. McCall
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For Immediate Public Notice: May 3, 2022

Media Advisory

Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority to Host Official Signing of the I-285 Top End Express Lanes Transit Funding and Collaboration Memorandum of Understanding  

Officials from Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, the ATL, MARTA, ARC, and GDOT will sign the historic agreement

ATLANTA – The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) will host an open-to-the media  signing of the I-285 Top End Express Lanes Transit Funding and Collaboration Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), an effort the ATL has been leading with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties to study and plan for the incorporation of transit service into GDOT’s planned Express Lanes. This agreement represents a historic collaboration of MARTA and non-MARTA counties along with key state and regional agencies to explore next-generation multi-jurisdictional regional transit service that will utilize and leverage the State’s planned expansion of express lanes on I-285.  Incorporation of “Express Lanes Transit” into GDOT’s Top End Express Lanes project has been championed by a coalition of cities and community improvement districts (CIDs) along the I-285 Top End corridor. The I-285 Top End Express Lanes project is expected to greatly reduce congestion in the region for motorists, while also increasing on-time transit performance and accessibility.

The I-285 Top End Transit Initiative is now in its third phase of study with a focus on station planning and coordination with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Preliminary station design plans are expected to be completed later this year. This work conducted under this MOU will build upon the earlier studies conducted by the Top End Executives Committee – a coalition of key local stakeholders comprised of the Mayors from the Cities of Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, and Tucker, along with leaders from Perimeter CIDs, Cumberland CID, Tucker CID, Chamblee Doraville CID and DeKalb County – and formally incorporates leaders from Cobb, Fulton and Gwinnett into the effort.  The results of the work will help set cost estimates and provide information to GDOT for use in its I-285 Top End Express Lanes P3 project discussions.

WHO:  The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) and regional transit partners

Signatories:

  • Lisa Cupid, Chairwoman, Cobb County Board of Commissioners
  • Michael Thurmond, CEO, DeKalb County
  • Robb Pitts, Chairman, Fulton County Board of Commissioners
  • Nicole Hendrickson, Chairwoman, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
  • Anna Roach, Executive Director, ARC
  • Chris Tomlinson, Executive Director, ATL
  • Russell McMurry, Commissioner, GDOT (unable to attend; represented by Kevin Abel, GDOT Board Member and Chair of GDOT’s P3 Committee)
  • Collie Greenwood, Interim GM & CEO, MARTA

 

WHAT: The Signing of the I-285 Top End Express Lanes Transit Funding and Collaboration Memorandum of Understanding

WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:   Atlanta Regional Commission, 229 Peachtree Street, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA, 30303 (17th Floor, Emerson Bryan Conference Room)

RSVP: Please RSVP to Tiffany McCall at tmccall@srta.ga.gov by Friday, May 6, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.

About the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

The ATL was created by the Georgia General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for the metro Atlanta region. The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan, as well as identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit. The ATL is also charged with creating a unified regional transit system brand. Effective July 1, 2020, the ATL was legislatively authorized to oversee the state’s Xpress regional commuter transit system and the Atlanta region’s vanpool system. The population of metro Atlanta is growing rapidly and projected to add an additional 2.5 million residents by 2040. The ATL is a critical step towards more efficient and effective transit and mobility in the region. For more information on Xpress and the ATL, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/ and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Face Coverings No Longer Mandatory for Xpress Commuters Effective April 18, 2022

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Tiffany L. McCall
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For Immediate Public Notice: April 19, 2022

Face Coverings No Longer Mandatory for Xpress Commuters Effective April 18, 2022 

 

Ruling follows The White House announcement that the Transportation Security Administration will no longer enforce the federal mandate

ATLANTA – The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority announces that face coverings are no longer mandatory for Xpress commuters effective April 18, 2022.

As of Monday, April 18, masks are optional for all Xpress employees, and customers. Employees and customers that wish to still wear masks may continue if they choose. This announcement follows the ruling of a U.S. district court judge on Monday, along with the Biden administration announcement that the Transportation Security Administration will no longer enforce the federal mandate requiring the public to wear masks while on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares. This also applies to travelers in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and seaports; train, bus and subway stations and any other areas that provide transportation.

Given the unexpected nature and timing of the federal announcement, please be patient with others who may not be aware that enforcement is no longer required. Xpress is in the process of updating bus header and onboard communication systems about the change to a mask optional policy.

ATL Xpress transit services is committed to doing its part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus while continuing to provide critical services to customers that rely on public transit. The enhanced cleaning regimen for Xpress with a combination of daily cleaning of high touch areas using products promoted to eliminate 99,9 % of germs will continue. Ericka B. Davis Tiffany L. McCall Chief Communications Officer Communications & Media Director 404-893-3033 office 404-893-3025 office 404-226-9339 cell 470-249-7531 cell edavis@srta.ga.gov tmccall@srta.ga.gov
For additional information visit www.XpressGA.com. Customer service representatives will be available Monday – Friday from 5:30 A.M. – 8:30 P.M. at 844-XPRSSGA (977-7742) and riders may also sign up for alerts by texting XPRESS to 888777 for additional information.

About the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

The ATL was created by the Georgia General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for the metro Atlanta region. The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan, as well as identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit. The ATL is also charged with creating a unified regional transit system brand. Effective July 1, 2020, the ATL was legislatively authorized to oversee the state’s Xpress regional commuter transit system and the Atlanta region’s vanpool system. The population of metro Atlanta is growing rapidly and projected to add an additional 2.5 million residents by 2040. The ATL is a critical step towards more efficient and effective transit and mobility in the region. For more information on Xpress and the ATL, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/ and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) to Hold Specially Called Committee Meetings and Board of Directors Meeting Scheduled for April 7, 2022

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Ericka B. Davis
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o: 404-893-3033 | c: 404-226-9339 |  edavis@srta.ga.gov

Tiffany L. McCall
Communications and Media Relations Director
o: 404-893-3025 | c: 404-240-7531 | tmccall@srta.ga.gov

For Immediate Public Notice: April 1, 2022
 

Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) to Hold Specially Called Committee Meetings and  Board of Directors Meeting Scheduled for April 7, 2022

 

ATLANTA – The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority announces that it will hold two specially called Board Committee Meetings and its Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2022, beginning at 8:15 a.m. at 245 Peachtree Center Avenue, Marquis One, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The Specially Called Xpress Operations Committee Meeting will begin at 8:15 a.m. and upon adjournment will be followed by the Specially Called Administrative Committee meeting.

The ATL Board of Directors Meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and or immediately following the Specially Called Administrative Committee meeting.

To view the Committee and Board agendas and options to watch remotely, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/the-atl-board/.

Meeting Schedule:

  • Specially Called Xpress Operations Committee Meeting (8:15a.m.)
  • Administrative Committee Meeting (Upon adjournment of preceding committee meeting)
  • Board of Directors Meeting (8:30am/upon adjournment of preceding committee meeting)

About the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

The ATL was created by the Georgia General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for the metro Atlanta region. The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan, as well as identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit. The ATL is also charged with creating a unified regional transit system brand. Effective July 1, 2020, the ATL was legislatively authorized to oversee the state’s Xpress regional commuter transit system and the Atlanta region’s vanpool system. The population of metro Atlanta is growing rapidly and projected to add an additional 2.5 million residents by 2040. The ATL is a critical step towards more efficient and effective transit and mobility in the region. For more information on Xpress and the ATL, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/ and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Atlanta City Councilwoman Marci Collier Overstreet Elected as New Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority Board Member for District 8

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For Immediate Release: March 17, 2022
 

Atlanta City Councilwoman Marci Collier Overstreet Elected as New
Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority Board Member for District 8

 District 8 includes parts of Cobb and Fulton Counties and all of Douglas County

ATLANTA – On March 16, 2022, the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) held a special election for Transit District 8. The seat was recently vacated by former City of Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms. Legislators representing the Transit District 8 overwhelmingly selected Atlanta City Council member Marci Collier Overstreet into the District 8 Board position.

Marci Collier Overstreet is a native of Atlanta currently serving as a member of the Atlanta City Council representing the citizens of District 11. A product of Atlanta Public Schools, she is a graduate of Benjamin E. Mays High School class of 1983 and furthered her education at Georgia State where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. With over 25 years of experience in service, volunteerism, and leadership, Overstreet is intensely dedicated to serving the citizens of the City of Atlanta.

“I’m pleased to welcome Councilwoman Overstreet, as the newly elected member for District 8,” said Board Chair Charlie Sutlive. “I look forward to working with her along with returning Board members to continue improving transit and mobility options within the metro Atlanta area.”

District 8 includes parts of Cobb and Fulton Counties and all of Douglas County. Municipalities included are Atlanta, Austell, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, Douglasville, East Point, Fairburn, Palmetto, Smyrna, South Fulton, Union City, and Villa Rica.

The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan as well as identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit in the 13-county metro Atlanta region. Details regarding the ATL Board Election process and election results are summarized below.

ATL Board Election Process

The ATL is governed by a 16-member board. 10 of the 16 members represent 10 different “transit districts” that intentionally cross Metro-Atlanta County boundaries. Caucuses comprised of local elected officials and state legislators representing each transit district meet to elect their respective transit district’s board member. Per the ATL’s originating legislation, signed in 2018, individuals elected to serve on the ATL board must be a resident of their district and possess significant experience or expertise in a field that would be beneficial to the accomplishment of the function and purpose of the organization.

About the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

The ATL was created by the Georgia General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for the metro Atlanta region. The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan, as well as identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit. The ATL is also charged with creating a unified regional transit system brand. Effective July 1, 2020, the ATL was legislatively authorized to oversee the state’s Xpress regional commuter transit system and the Atlanta region’s vanpool system. The population of metro Atlanta is growing rapidly and projected to add an additional 2.5 million residents by 2040. The ATL is a critical step towards more efficient and effective transit and mobility in the region. For more information on Xpress and the ATL, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/ and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority Holds Election to Fill District 8 Board Vacancy Election will be held at the State Capitol, Room 341, Wednesday, March 16, 2022

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Ericka B. Davis
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Tiffany L. McCall
Communications and Media Relations Director
o: 404-893-3025 | c: 404-240-7531 | tmccall@srta.ga.gov

For Immediate Public Notice: March 9, 2022
 

Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority Holds Election to Fill District 8 Board Vacancy
Election will be held at the State Capitol, Room 341, Wednesday, March 16, 2022

ATLANTA – The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) will hold a special District 8 Board Member election. This election fills the vacancy left by former City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who resigned from the ATL Board effective January 28, 2022.

WHO: Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: State Capitol, 206 Washington Street, SW, Room 341 Atlanta, Georgia 30334

WHAT: District 8 Board Member will be elected by 32 electors including Chattahoochee Hills Mayor Tom Reed (Mayoral Caucus Representative), along with the Mayor of Atlanta, Andre Dickens, the County Commission Chairs from Cobb, Douglas, and Fulton Counties, and state representatives and senators whose districts overlap with ATL District 8. The individual elected on March 16th will fill the remainder of the current term, until April 15, 2023.

District 8 includes parts of Cobb and Fulton Counties, and all of Douglas County.
Municipalities included are Atlanta, Austell, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park,
Douglasville, East Point, Fairburn, Palmetto, Smyrna, South Fulton, Union City, and Villa Rica.

About the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

The ATL was created by the Georgia General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for the metro Atlanta region. The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan, as well as identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit. The ATL is also charged with creating a unified regional transit system brand. Effective July 1, 2020, the ATL was legislatively authorized to oversee the state’s Xpress regional commuter transit system and the Atlanta region’s vanpool system. The population of metro Atlanta is growing rapidly and projected to add an additional 2.5 million residents by 2040. The ATL is a critical step towards more efficient and effective transit and mobility in the region. For more information on Xpress and the ATL, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/ and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Notifying the public of and requesting comment on a Proposed Amendment to the 2020 ATL Regional Transit Plan (ARTP)

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Notifying the public of and requesting comment on a Proposed Amendment to the 2020 ATL Regional Transit Plan (ARTP)

In compliance with requirements and guidelines outlined in Federal Transit Administration Circular 4702.1B, and its adopted Title VI Program, the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (ATL) is requesting public comment on the proposed amendment to the 2020 ATL Regional Transit Plan (ARTP).

The formal public comment period begins on March 1, 2022 and concludes on March 31, 2022.

Copies of the proposed amendment to the 2020 ARTP may be found on the ATL website at https://atltransit.ga.gov/regional-planning/, or at the physical address below.

There will be an opportunity to present comments verbally at a virtual public hearing taking place on Thursday, March 24th from 12:00PM until 2:00PM, and 6:00PM until 8:00PM on Zoom or by phone using the information below:

Zoom Option:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88510381416?pwd=RGJadzJWNStmKy9JdVg2TmlIcGJCUT09

Call-In Option:

Phone Number: (301) 715 8592

Meeting ID: 885 1038 1416

Passcode: 347260

There will also be an opportunity to present comments verbally at an in-person public hearing taking place on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 12:00 PM until 2:00PM, and 6:00PM until 8:00PM in the ATL Board Room on the 23rd floor of Marquis 1 Tower:

245 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE

Suite 2300

Atlanta, GA 30303

Comments on the proposed Plan may be submitted to:

By email:

ARTPcomments@atltransit.ga.gov

In writing:

ATL Public Comment
245 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303

By telephone:

(404) 893-2100

In person:

Public hearings are scheduled for:

Wednesday, March 23 @ 245 Peachtree Center Ave., NE: 23rd Floor
12:00PM-2:00PM and 6:00PM-8:00PM

Virtual:

Public hearings are scheduled for:

Thursday, March 24th 12:00PM-2:00PM and 6:00PM-8:00PM

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88510381416?pwd=RGJadzJWNStmKy9JdVg2TmlIcGJCUT09

Zoom Call-In Option:

Phone Number: (301) 715 8592
Meeting ID: 885 1038 1416
Passcode: 347260

Persons wishing to comment orally may also email the applicable address above to schedule a call back from ATL staff so they may submit their comments.

Please contact ATL at (404) 893-2100 by March 16, 2022 with any request by a person with disabilities or other special needs who requires special assistance in order to participate in the public hearing, if information is needed in another language, or if interpretation is required at the public hearing.

 

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Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) to Hold Board of Directors Committee Meetings Scheduled for March 3, 2022, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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Office of Communications & Engagement
245 Peachtree Center Avenue, Suite 2200 • Atlanta, GA 30303

Ericka B. Davis
Chief Communications Officer
o: 404-893-3033 | c: 404-226-9339 |  edavis@srta.ga.gov

Tiffany L. McCall
Communications and Media Relations Director
o: 404-893-3025 | c: 404-240-7531 | tmccall@srta.ga.gov

For Immediate Public Notice: February 24, 2022
 

Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) to Hold 
Board of Directors Committee Meetings Scheduled for March 3, 2022, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

ATLANTA – The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority announces that it will hold its Board Committee Meetings on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. at 245 Peachtree Center Avenue, Marquis One, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The Xpress Operations Committee Meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m., and each subsequent committee meeting will begin as the previous meeting ends.

To view the Committee agendas and options to watch remotely, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/the-atl-board/.

Meeting Schedule:

Xpress Operations Committee Meeting

Regional Technology Committee Meeting

Regional Transit Planning Committee Meeting

About the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

The ATL was created by the Georgia General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for the metro Atlanta region. The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan, as well as identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit. The ATL is also charged with creating a unified regional transit system brand. Effective July 1, 2020, the ATL was legislatively authorized to oversee the state’s Xpress regional commuter transit system and the Atlanta region’s vanpool system. The population of metro Atlanta is growing rapidly and projected to add an additional 2.5 million residents by 2040. The ATL is a critical step towards more efficient and effective transit and mobility in the region. For more information on Xpress and the ATL, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/ and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) to Hold Mayoral Caucus Leading Up to Board Election for District 8 Will be held via teleconference on Monday, February 21, 2022

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Office of Communications & Engagement
245 Peachtree Center Avenue, Suite 2200 • Atlanta, GA 30303

Ericka B. Davis
Chief Communications Officer
o: 404-893-3033 | c: 404-226-9339 |  edavis@srta.ga.gov

Tiffany L. McCall
Communications and Media Relations Director
o: 404-893-3025 | c: 404-240-7531 | tmccall@srta.ga.gov

For Immediate Public Notice: February 20, 2022

Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) to Hold Mayoral Caucus Leading Up to Board Election for District 8

Will be held via teleconference on Monday, February 21, 2022

ATLANTA – The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority will hold a Mayoral Caucus to select the Mayoral Representative for District 8. The Caucus will select a Mayor from amongst their group to represent them in the ATL District 8 board member election, scheduled to occur at the State Capitol on March 16, 2022.  The ATL District 8 Board seat was made vacant with the resignation of former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms from the ATL Board, effective January 28, 2022.

WHO: Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

WHEN: Monday, February 21, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g), the ATL is holding the Mayoral Caucus by teleconference due to the emergency conditions affecting public safety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The public will be afforded simultaneous access to the teleconference meeting by the means described in this notice.

Click here to view the teleconference meeting

WHAT: Transit District 8 Mayoral Caucus – the mayors of  12 cities within ATL District 8 are scheduled to meet Monday for the first step necessary to select a board member to the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority. The ATL is responsible for implementing transit projects across 13 metro counties and ensuring plans connect efficiently across jurisdictions. The mayor selected at this meeting will participate as an elector in the March 16th District 8 Board Member election, along with the Mayor of Atlanta, the County Commission Chairs from Cobb, Douglas, and Fulton Counties, and state representatives and senators whose districts overlap with ATL District 8.  The individual elected on March 16th will fill the remainder of the current term, until April 15, 2023.

District 8 includes parts of Cobb and Fulton Counties, and all of Douglas County. Municipalities included are Atlanta, Austell, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, Douglasville, East Point, Fairburn, Palmetto, Smyrna, South Fulton, Union City, and Villa Rica.
About the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

The ATL was created by the Georgia General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for the metro Atlanta region. The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan, as well as identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit. The ATL is also charged with creating a unified regional transit system brand. Effective July 1, 2020, the ATL was legislatively authorized to oversee the state’s Xpress regional commuter transit system and the Atlanta region’s vanpool system. The population of metro Atlanta is growing rapidly and projected to add an additional 2.5 million residents by 2040. The ATL is a critical step towards more efficient and effective transit and mobility in the region. For more information on Xpress and the ATL, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/ and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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