ARC Moves Ahead with Effort to Create Regional Transit Governance System

According to the Saporta Report

The Atlanta Regional Commission on Wednesday took a formal step toward determining if it can create a transit governance system to serve the region until the Legislature creates one of its liking.  The ARC board voted unanimously Wednesday to seek proposals from law firms to determine the boundaries of the ARC’s authority to oversee regional transit.  Legislation on the issue that was proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal’s Transit Governance Task Force failed in the 2012 session.

The ARC’s vote affirms a request for action from its Regional Transit Committee, which the ARC describes as a policy committee focused on transit planning, funding and governance.  Specifically, the RTC sought a “request for proposal regarding legal review of regional transit collaboration options.”

RTC members have been working since 2010 to craft a workable structure that would knit together the region’s transit systems.  They have issued a raft of recommendations, but only some of them were included in legislation submitted in February by the governor’s transit task force.

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