Gov. Nathan Deal is set to outline what could be a boost to metro Atlanta transit Tuesday when he unveils how the state will spend roughly $100 million in bonds for mass transit projects.
The sum is included in the governor’s 2019 budget - Deal cited a need to keep up with a “21st Century economy and workforce” - but until Tuesday it wasn’t clear where the money would be spent.
Georgia ranks 27th among the states in transit funding – spending about $14.5 million annually. But this is the second time in recent years the state has offered a big infusion of one-time cash for transit.