ATLANTA, GA – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today that MARTA is one of 24 transit authorities nationwide receiving a Regional Innovative Accelerator program (RIA) grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
MARTA’s $1.75 million grant is part of $24 million in transit grants awarded to local and city governments, and state agencies throughout the county.
Administered by the Build America Bureau, the RIA program accelerates project delivery and clears barriers for credit-worthy projects by funding and encouraging best practices in project planning, studies and analysis, preliminary engineering, and design.
Rep. Johnson said he was pleased to provide a letter of support for the grant.
“Transportation equity and federal investments in mass transit have been one of the cornerstones of my career in Congress of support for the grant. And that’s meant being a reliable and unwavering supporter of MARTA, who has shown remarkable fiscal stewardship, as evidenced by its AAA bond rating. I’m pleased I could help secure this accelerator grant, and I look forward to seeing projects that support economic development, and promote mobility, connectivity, and affordability.”
MARTA General Manager and CEO Collie Greenwood said the grant will help fill in funding gaps for transit projects in the metro Atlanta area.
“MARTA is grateful for Rep. Johnson’s support in securing this accelerator grant,” said MARTA General Manager & CEO Collie Greenwood. “I’m thrilled that MARTA will now be able to form a dedicated team to work alongside the traditional funding teams to coordinate with regional partners and USDOT to solve funding gaps for transit and TOD projects.”
For more on the Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (RIA) program, click HERE.