Transit was on the minds of many during this week’s “Wireside Chat” for North Fulton county – and many residents expressed concern over MARTA’s portion of the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) funding.
According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, between both the North Fulton and Cobb calls Wednesday evening, June 6, nearly 4,500 people took part in the telephone town hall meetings.
Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker and Fulton County Chairman John Eaves took questions from local residents on everything from how long the tax will last to specifics about why light rail expansion into North Fulton is cost-effective or even beneficial.
Eaves told callers that he believes MARTA needs to expand to become more accessible and therefore more useful to a wider group of metro area residents. In response to a question about the self-sustainability of the region’s transit system,