When Atlanta voters approved a sales tax hike in 2016 to go towards transit expansion, the BeltLine was expected to be a key recipient. After all, the trail as first conceived was meant to be a transit initiative to help Atlantans move around the city without needing to use its overcrowded roadways. Over time, it has become more of a tourist attraction, albeit a wildly successful one, but under the watch of president and CEO Clyde Higgs the walkway is looking to get back to its roots.
While details have so far been sparse, Higgs sat down with our friends at Metro Atlanta CEO to talk about the BeltLine’s future transit plans, including that aforementioned sales tax set to generate more than $3 billion for transit, as well as his organization’s partnerships with MARTA.
Hear more from Higgs and learn more about the BeltLine’s future below: