MARTAs board today unveiled its proposed budget. And as expected, the largest transit agency in metro Atlanta will be slimming down.
In addition to potentially dipping into its reserves for $69 million, transit officials propose to balance next fiscal years budget with cost-cutting measures that include:
MARTA General Manager Bev Scott said the proposed cost-cutting measures are devastating and woefully inadequate for the transit agencys ability to shuttle riders and woo federal funding. She added that such cuts would chip away at whats becoming an already skeletal system.
MARTA will now hold public hearings to gauge public input before the boards final vote on June 28. We'll post details about those hearings the first of which takes place on Monday, June 7 tomorrow. If approved, service cuts would take effect on Sept. 25.
(Photo by Joeff Davis)
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