February 15, 2022  

ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will host a virtual public meeting to provide updates on the Bankhead Platform Extension Project on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. 

The project includes a platform extension from two-car to eight-car capacity (matching the capacity of the other 37 rail stations), and other modifications to accommodate the subsequent increase in rail cars and customers, such as a new station canopy and entrance, new elevator, and public plaza. The increased rail car capacity will also better support the transit needs of a future Microsoft campus and development planned around Bankhead Station. 

The project is primarily funded by the More MARTA half-penny sales tax collected in the City of Atlanta and was among the first to receive funding from the State of Georgia from the $.50 fee on for-hire-ground transportation, established in 2020. This new transit funding source helps the state invest in transit projects that align with economic development priorities.

The public meeting will include a presentation from the project team and will be followed by a Q&A session.  

WHAT:           Bankhead Station Platform Extension Project virtual public meeting  

WHEN:           Thursday, Feb. 24 

                       6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  

WHERE:          Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92196346065

                       Meeting ID: 921 9634 6065 

                       Phone: 929-205-6099 

Additional project information will be available in the virtual meeting room website, and questions and comments about the project will be accepted in the virtual room until March 31.

Customers are encouraged to stay connected and provide input at any time during the project. For more information, contact Marcus Arnold at marnold-vhb@itsmarta.com. To request this information in another language or in an accessible format, call 404-848-4037. 


Back to top