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MARTA board to vote on new budget

5/30/2014, 6:07 a.m.

The MARTA board will vote June 5 to adopt the transit system’s 2015 budget.

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Keith Parker

The proposed budget allocates $415.6 million for operations and $470.1 million for capital programs, which includes $149.2 million for debt service.

It includes no fare increase, a 19 percent increase in rail service hours, and a program to improve bus fleet reliability.

MARTA’s new fiscal year fiscal year begins July 1.

MARTA CEO Keith T. Parker said the budget shows that they are forging ahead with plans to transform MARTA for the future.

“Our customers, taxpayers and the general public should be confident in the fact that MARTA is worth the investment and is making the best use of the financial resources entrusted to us as we move forward,” he said.

Visit http://www.itsmarta.com/FY15-Budget-Highlights-Operating-Capital.pdf.