Atlanta: Regional leaders adopt sweeping, $27B transit expansion plan. Now what?

Officials from 13-county regional transit agency The ATL have adopted a sweeping plan to expand metro Atlanta’s transportation network to the tune of $27.4 billion.

The ATL, a collaboration of transit and planning agencies from around the region, such as MARTA, GDOT, and the Atlanta Regional Commission, was formed just last year.

Now, the organization is poised to change the way people move around the region for decades to come.

The newly published ATL Regional Transit Plan promises a mishmash of 192 projects ranging from new heavy and light rail lines, expanded bus services, and upgrades to other infrastructure, such as sidewalks.

Seventy-six of those projects will likely rely on funding help from the state or federal government, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.