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Microsoft Could Help Fuel MARTA Improvements On Atlanta’s Westside

The announcement of Microsoft's new 90-acre campus in Grove Park prompted a spike in housing prices in the neighborhood.
The announcement of Microsoft's new 90-acre campus in Grove Park prompted a spike in housing prices in the neighborhood.
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For years, Westside Atlanta neighborhoods have been asking for better public transit.

When the city of Atlanta passed a half-penny sales tax increase to expand MARTA bus and rail service, updating the Bankhead station was a priority. Now, those long-awaited improvements may be on the fast-track.

“With Microsoft, it’s an even bigger opportunity,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker.

Underscoring that optimism, state legislators included $6 million for MARTA in the fiscal 2022 budget. The funding will support $50 million in Bankhead upgrades.

Read the full article at Atlanta Business Chronicle>>