Atlanta voters will have a chance to boost MARTA's funding with a half-penny sales tax referendum next week. It's separate from the Atlanta and Fulton County T-SPLOST measures. Those are for broader projects while the MARTA money is solely for transit. Also, the MARTA sales tax would stay in place longer: 40 years. That length of time is part of the reason the MARTA referendum is not technically a T-SPLOST measure – though it’s pretty close in meaning.
WABE's Amy Kiley spoke with MARTA General Manager Keith Parker about the ballot measure.
Read more and hear the interview at http://news.wabe.org/post/marta-ceo-keith-parker-explains-transit-referendum