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Georgia Lawmakers: Transit Agencies Need Centralized Website

Alpharetta Sen. Brandon Beach wants metro Atlanta's four main transit agencies to develop a website that allows riders to plan and pay for a trip that involves riding one or more of the participating transit systems.

Alpharetta Sen. Brandon Beach has said that GRTA officials would coordinate the website. Courtesy http://senatepress.net/
Alpharetta Sen. Brandon Beach has said that GRTA officials would coordinate the website. Courtesy http://senatepress.net/
Georgia lawmakers would like for metro Atlanta's four main transit agencies to develop a website that would assist riders in making a less complex transfer from system to system.

Senate Resolution 735 unanimously passed the Georgia Senate earlier this month by a 50-0 vote. Sponsored by Sen. Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta), SR 735 would create a centralized website for metro Atlanta’s four transit agencies for public transportation.

“I am thankful for the support of my colleagues on the unanimous passing of Senate Resolution 735,” said Beach in a news release. “As the economic climate in our state continues to rise, it is crucial that our citizens and visitors have accessible and user friendly public transportation. By the four agencies coming together to coordinate and communicate, we are making great strides toward a world class regional system that makes Atlanta the model for public transportation throughout the country.”

After speaking with leadership from Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA), Cobb Community Transit and Gwinnett County Transit, Beach requested the entities work together to develop a website that allows riders to plan and pay for a trip that involves riding one or more of the participating transit systems on one website. 

Beach has said that GRTA officials would coordinate the website, www.goatltransit.com.

The resolution will now head to the House of Representatives where it will await a vote. If passed, the website is expected to be online by July 1.


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