The American Society of Civil Engineers is releasing a report card for Georgia's infrastructure. The group rates the state every four years. It looks at roads, bridges, ports, airports and other areas related to infrastructure. The overall grade is a C.
Leaders of metro Atlanta's public transit system have approved a plan to crack down on riders who bother other passengers by begging, listening to loud music and being unruly. They are also considering running more frequent trains during rush hours.
Officials with the Atlanta area's public transit system are studying the idea of expanding the service further north into the metro area's sprawling northern suburbs. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will hold a public meeting about the concept on Sept. 26 at Alpharetta City Hall.
The Transportation Security Administration has praised Atlanta's public transit system for achieving the agency's highest security level. MARTA was one of 16 agencies in the country to be recognized for achieving the TSA gold standard.
Metro Atlanta's public transit system plans to hold public hearings to present its proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year. After the public hearings, the full board will vote on the final budget before the new fiscal year begins on July 1.
Atlanta's transit system is facing a decline in the number of commuters it attracts even through figures from the American Public Transit Association show ridership is increasing on systems in other cities.
Metro Atlanta's transit authority is announcing the return of its Braves shuttle as the team gears up for its home opener Friday. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority said the shuttle bus is a good way to avoid snarled traffic and expensive parking.