MARTA

Ten metro Atlanta law officers have been arrested on corruption charges in a federal investigation that alleges the officers facilitated drug deals for a street gang. An FBI SWAT team arrested the officers on Tuesday for taking payoffs to protect cocaine deals taking place in shopping centers and school parking lots, the AJC reports. Some […]

Metro Atlanta has spoken, and they do not want the T-SPLOST. On Tuesday, voters rejected the $7.2 billion transportation referendum that was intended to help alleviate the area’s traffic congestion through a 10-year, 1 percent sales tax that would have funded several construction projects as well as MARTA improvements. The referendum failed in metro Atlanta […]

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and state Senator Vincent Fort stopped by our stations today and engaged in a heated debate over the T-Splost transportation referendum. The debate was moderated by Radio One Atlanta’s news/community affairs director, Denise Dunbar. Metro Atlantans will decide whether or not to pass the referendum when they head to the polls on […]

From the AJC.com: Come fall, MARTA will be a changed system. In budget cuts the agency’s board approved unanimously Monday, 40 bus routes are going away. Trains will add wait times up to five minutes more each. Bathrooms will close to the public at 29 stations across the system.  This will be the last year […]

From AJC.com: Light rain and heavy odds did not stop some 300 MARTA supporters and employees from marching on the state Capitol on Tuesday morning in a plea for financial assistance for the metro area’s beleaguered transit system. “What is more crucial than to keep us going to work, going to the doctor and going […]