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MARTA won’t raise fare in 2014

ATLANTA — MARTA will not raise its fare under a Fiscal Year 2014 budget the MARTA Board of Directors approved on Monday. The budget, which takes effect July 1, includes $426.9 million for operations and $430.5 million for capital programs, including $141.1 million for debt service. The regional transit provider originally planned to increase its base fare from $2.50 to $2.75 during the upcoming fiscal year and would have included increases in 2015, 2016 and 2018 fiscal years. MARTA officials say the approved budget includes a five-year strategy to stabilize the agency’s finances, improve employee morale and the overall customer

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Atlanta-to-Charlotte High Speed Rail Line Under Review

ATLANTA — Federal and state officials are studying six possible routes for a high-speed rail line connecting Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina. Exactly where the lines would terminate in both cities, however, is subject to debate. In Atlanta, officials are looking for the line to connect with the proposed Georgia Multi Modal Passenger Terminal and/or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Meanwhile, in Charlotte, officials want the line to connect Charlotte Gateway Station and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. A separate high speed rail line between Washington and Charlotte is currently under development. If all goes according to plan, the Atlanta-to-Charlotte line could conceivably

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Atlanta-to-Charlotte high speed rail line under review

ATLANTA — Federal and state officials are studying six possible routes for a high-speed rail line connecting Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina. Exactly where the lines would terminate in both cities, however, is subject to debate. In Atlanta, officials are looking for the line to connect with the proposed Georgia Multi Modal Passenger Terminal and/or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Meanwhile, in Charlotte, officials want the line to connect Charlotte Gateway Station and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. A separate high speed rail line between Washington and Charlotte is currently under development. If all goes according to plan, the Atlanta-to-Charlotte line could conceivably