Sunday, July 19, 2009

Add It Up: MARTA gets no stimulus-money love

Posted By on Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Amount of federal stimulus dollars allocated for Georgia transportation improvements: $1.1 billion

Of that $1.1 billion, the amount Georgia will spend on road construction and maintenance: $932 million

Amount of federal stimulus dollars earmarked for MARTA: $63 million

Amount the the state of Georgia contributes to the operating costs of MARTA: $0

Number of other states that don't allocate any funding for their major public transit systems: 0

Atlanta's rank among the country's most traffic-congested metropolitan areas: 3

Number of cities whose residents spend more time commuting than in Atlanta: 0

Percent likelihood that an Atlanta driver will express road rage if cut off: 14.4

Rank of Atlanta when it comes to seven cities surveyed for rude drivers: 1

Sources:, Atlanta Business Chronicle

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