More detail on the numbers and sources can be found here:
This compares track miles and lane miles, so it would count multiple miles for multi lane roads and multiple track miles for rail lines with two tracks (like MARTA).
I'm curious about your concern that GRTA will operate the new transit projects. The TIA requires GRTA to oversee delivery of the projects (convey the money, make sure they are on time and on budget, etc). But I don't believe the law requires - or even allows - GRTA to control the operation of these projects once they are built. This is part of the reason for the the discussions of transit governance at ARC and in the General Assembly last year.
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