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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 7

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  • Text: - METROPOLI TAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY ATLANTA, GEORGIA STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION J ULY 31 , 196 7 ASSETS Cash in Banks : C & S Nationa l Bank First National Bank - Payroll Trust Company of Georgia Fulton National Bank - Sec t ion 9 $ 10,729.07 2 ,33 2. 07 1 , 000 . 00 90,283 . 58 Depos i t In Transit (DeKalb Coun ty Appropria tion) 20,69 2 . 50 Investment s : U. S . Treasur y Bi lls U. S. Treasury Bills - Se ction 9 130 , 585.50 0 Pe tty Cash 25 . 00 Accounts Rec e ivable: Gwinnett County - 1967 Gwinnett County - 1966 $9, 105 . 00 4 ,552 . 50 13 , 657 . 50 $269, 305. 22_ TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES Accounts Payab le $ 91 , 857 .45 Payroll Taxes Wi t hheld a nd Accrued Reserves : ARMPC : Ur ban Des i g n St udy At lanta Transit Study Parsons-Brinckerho ff-Tudo r - Bechtel : Section 9 Matching Retainer Agreement : Transportation Study Public Information Surverying TOTAL LIABILITIES SURPLUS 1, 166.97 5,800 . 00 1 , 000 . 00 70,000 . 00 $ 207 . 70 696 . 30 5,82 0 .77 6,724 . 77 176,549.19 $ 92 ,756.03 I �
  • Tags: Box 21, Box 21 Folder 6, Folder topic: Rapid Transit | 1966-1967
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 13

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  • Text: July 24, 1967 585 Mountain Drive, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. 204 City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mr. Allen: The Mayor and Aldermen must give serious consideration, direction support, and if necessary some financial assistance to Mr. Robert Sommerville's proposal on "Rapid Busways." The city of Atlanta, its merchants, its industries and commercial employers, will be strangled soon by automobile traffic. The continued growth and very development of our city demands the immediate implementation of the rapid busways system. This system, as proposed, will be the method for acquiring right of way and thereby will speed up the implementation of the rapid t ransit system. Please exercise your influence to see that this system is adopted. JKT/da cc: Aldermen Mr . Richard Rich Mr. Mills B. Lane �
  • Tags: Box 21, Box 21 Folder 6, Folder topic: Rapid Transit | 1966-1967
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 20

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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE SEVENTEENTH MEETING OF THE METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY JULY 7, 1967 The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority held its regular meeting on July 7, 1967, at 3:30 P.M., in the Glenn Building Conference Room, Atlanta. Mr. Richard H. Rich, Chairman, presided. MEMBERS PRESENT: Robert F. Adamson (City of Atlanta) M. C. Bishop (Fulton County) Roy A. Blount (DeKalb County) Rawson Haverty (City of Atlanta) K. A. McMillan (Gwinnett County) Richard H. Rich (City of Atlanta) MEMBERS ABSENT: Sanford Atwood (DeKalb County) Edgar Blalock (Clayton county) L. D. Milton (City of Atlanta) OTHERS PRESENT: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority H. L. Stuart, General Manager Glenn E . Bennett, Secretary King Elliott, Public Information Director Earl Nelson, Chief Engineer H. N. Johnson, Secretary to General Manager MARTA Advisory committee Howard K. Menhinick, Chairman, Georgia Institute of Technology H. Boyer Marx, H. Boyer Marx and Associates Richard L. Aeck, Aeck Associates , Inc. Richard M. Forbes, Georgia State College Roy J. Boston, Georgia Department of Public Health �Consultants Walter Douglas, Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, New York w. O. Salter, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, San Francisco J. A. Coil, Resident Manager, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Raymond O'Neil, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta David McBrayer, Traffic Engineer, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta R. w. Gustafson, Supervising Engineer, Parsons, BrinckerhoffTudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Robert P. Barksdale, Project Estimator, Parsons, BrinckerhoffTudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Peter Vandersloot, Manager of Planning and Scheduling, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, San Francisco _ Leon Eplan, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta Jacques L. Laboureur, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta Lynn Howard, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta Arden Brey, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta W. Stell Huie, Huie & Harland, Atlanta Tom Watson Brown, Huie & Harland, Atlanta Others Hugh L. McDaniell, Cobb County Representative Robert w. Roseveare, Traffic Engineer, DeKalb County Joe Lay, Robinson-Humphrey company, Inc., Atlanta Maarten Den Hartog, Lord & Den Hartog, New York City Donald G. Ingram, Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. P.A. Springer, Atlanta Traffic & Safety Council Van Redmon, WAII-TV Remer Tyson, Atlanta Constitution J . D. Wingfield, Jr., Gayle L. Harder, Jerry A. Coursey, Mrs. Margaret c. Breland, Mrs. Rachel Champagne, Miss Claudette Parrish, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission - 2 - �,-The meeting was called to order by the Chairman. Minutes Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. McMillon, the reading of the minutes of the June meeting was dispensed with and they were unanimously approved. Financial Report The General Manager presented the financial report as of June 30, 1967, which is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes. DeKalb County had not sent payment for the second quarter; however it was understood this would be received soon. A bill in the amount of $4,742 .09 had been received from Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates for extra work in connection with a report suggested by Washington officials of HUD. The Chairman had authorized the work subject to Board ratification, because of the timing which was important. Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. McMillan, approval of this expenditure was unanimously given. Other Business The Chairman said a managerial seminar sponsored by HUD, would be conducted at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, from July 10 - July 21. TWo-thirds of salary and tuition would be reimbursed by HUD, and Mr. Rich recommended approval of the General Manager's attendance at this seminar. Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. Blount, unanimous approval was given. Mr. Bishop reported on a recent trip to Montreal and Toronto, and his obs ervations of the two rapid transit systems. Progress Reports General Manager Mr . Stuart r e ported on the status of all MARTA consultant contracts. This report is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes. There is an unused balance of $42,000 in the retainer agreement with Parsons, Brinckerhoff- Tudor Bechtel, which is expected to be adequate for whatever additional work might be r e quired. Th e General Manager h a d fil l e d seven speaking e ngageme n ts during the month of June . He reported briefly on a recent trip to - 3 - �Washington where he visited HUD officials , and Congressman Fletcher Thompson. Mr. Stuart said a presentation of MARTA's requirements would be made to the State Properties Control Commission on July 10. The General Manager introduced Professor Howard K. Menhinick of Georgia Tech , Chairman of the Advisory Committee to MARTA , who introduced the other members of this Committee to the Board. Consultants Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor , Bechtel In response to a r eque st o f the Board o f Dire ctors, Mr. Wa lter Douglas of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, present~d a time and action calendar for construction of the 30-mile s y stem. This schedule assumed construction could begin in January , 196 8, and Mr. Douglas pointed •out that it was only a point of re f erence, based not upon financial capabilit i es , but upon length o f time requ i red from the po int o f pract i cal design and con structi on . Mr. Salter identified the 30-mile system, and Mr. Coil presented charts showing costs involved, based on a 1968 beginning date. He reminded the Board that additional costs would accrue e ach year construction had to be dela y ed. ' Mr. Rich s uggested r emoving ac tua l dates fr om th e time and a c tion calendar, s o tha t i t would show t h e construc tion p e r i od i n number of years. Mr. Douglas said the 4½ year period was feasible and possible, but ver y optimistic. Mr. Rich commended Mr. Douglas on the presentation. Hammer , Greene , Si ler Ass o ciates Mr . Bennett reported for Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates on the status of th e e conomic stud y. He said the fi na l r eport would be submitte d wi t h in thirty d ays. The Hammer fi r m ha d r e viewed method s o f fina n cing p ropo sed i n the 1 96 2 study, and ha d i nvest i gated al l permanent meth ods , pro grams, a nd sources which might realistically be a vailable to finance capital costs. They had examined all o ther systems in the c o untry and had exp l ored all poss ib l e s our ces of f i n ance - loc al , sta t e , and f edera l . A fo rmula belie v ed t o be feasib l e and equi t able f o r all o cating costs, using we i ghted indexes o f population, pro perty tax digests, and employment for 1965 and 1985 , had been developed , as f ollows : - 4 - �City of Atlanta Fulton County outside the City of Atlanta DeKalb County Clayton County Gwinnett County 56.6 % 12.0 % 22.1 % 5.9 % 3.4 % It had been recommended by the consultant and accepted by the MARTA Board that Clayton and Gwinnett Counties would not participate in the financing of the system until lines were constructed in those counties, at which time they would begin paying their appropriate share retroactively from the beginning of the construction period. Mr. Bennett said the consultants had worked with local governments to evaluate financial capabilities in light of long-range capital demands and forecasts of ad valorem ta x digests , plus other sources of income. The next step would be meetings with the major governments to explain the report and seek support of it. Proposed New Impact Study Mr. Bennett reported on several recent meetings with HUD officials in Washington, attended by the Chairman, himself, and others. The present policy of the federal government is to help build transit facilities; it also includes the study of the economic and social impact on entire areas affected. HUD hopes to use transit as a tool to guide future growth and reshape blighted areas of cities. Washington officials had recently e x pressed interest in having MARTA study the economic impact, potentials, and issues of the system on Metropolitan Atlanta. Indication had been given that HUD would favorabl y entertain an application for funds'to support such a stud y. Mr . Be n nett recommended that MARTA be authorized to conduct such a study, and to prepare an application for federal funds , with local matching funds not to e x ceed $40,000 . The study was e x pected to take approx imately six months. It was suggested that it be coordinated by ARMPC, with Central Atlanta Progress, Inc . , and the City of Atlanta Planning Department participating, as well as outside consultants as needed . A motion was made b y Mr . Haverty and seconded by Mr . Bishop that local funds of $40,000 for the study be approved , a n d that the Gen eral Manager be autho r ized to ma k e approp r iate application to HUD . - 5 - �Atlanta Transit System - Busways Proposal The Chairman reviewed briefly the recently proposed rapid busways concept of the Atlanta Transit System. He said Mayor Ivan Allen had asked the Authority to evaluate the proposal and make a recommendation concerning it. The Chairman had instructed the staff to make an objective evaluation of the rapid busways proposal and report back to the Board. After discussion, it was the consensus of the Board that this should be done as soon as possible. Mr. Bennett announced that Messrs. Rich, Stuart, and Coil had taped a program on transit for viewing Sunday, July 9, at 10:30 P.M. on WAGA-TV. Also, the Chairman would address the Atlanta Rotary Club on transit on Monday, July 10, and Board members were invited to attend as Mr. Bennett's guests. Adjournment Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. Adamson, the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 P.M. Next Meeting August 1, 1967. - 6 - �
  • Tags: Box 21, Box 21 Folder 6, Folder topic: Rapid Transit | 1966-1967
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 22

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  • Text: METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY ATLANTA, GEORGIA STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION JUNE 30, 1967 ASSETS Cash in Banks: C & S National Bank First National Bank - Payroll Trust Company of Georgia Fulton National Bank - Section 9 $ 38,921.04 443.53 1,000.00 90,283.58 Investments: U. S. Treasury Bills U. S. Treasury Bills - Section 9 69,603.14 0 Petty Cash 25. 00 Accounts Receivable: DeKalb County - 1967 Gwinnett County - 1967 Gwinnett County - 1966 $20,692.50 9,105.00 4,552.50 34,350.00 TOTAL ASSETS $234,626.29 LIABILITIES Accounts Payable $ Payroll Taxes Withheld and Accrued Reserves : ARMPC : Urban Design Study Atlanta Transit Study Parsons , Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel: Section 9 Matching Retainer Agreement: Transportation Study Public Information Survey ing TOTAL LIABILITIES SURPLUS 1,290.67 0 5,800.00 1,000.00 100,000.00 $ 2 07. 7 0 696. 30 5,820.77 6,724. 77 114,815.44 $119. 810. 85 �
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 23

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  • Text: METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY GLENN BUILDING/ ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 / AREA CODE 404 52 4 -57 11 June 30, 1967 OFFICERS: Richard H. Rich, Chairman Roy A. Blount, Vice Chairman Glenn E. Be nnett, Secretary Henry L. Stuart, General Manager GENERAL MANAGER'S QUARTERLY REPORT OF CONTRACT STATUS, JUNE 30 , 1967 Considerable progress has been made under our several contracts and a detailed review is timely. Our contractural obligations total $962,566 of which $616,709 (64%) represents the federal portion and $345,857 represents the local matching funds. The status of work shown is as of May 31, 1967: I. The 11 701 11 Contracts signed June 28, 1966 total $183,566 of which the federal portion is $122,376. The local portion of Transit Authority funds is $61,189, all of which has been paid to the ARMPC who is administering the work for us. update the 1962 report in its entirety. These projects are to The updated revisions will appear as a technical version and a popular version of a bound report similar in format to the 1962 reports. The work is in three parts. A. Hammer , Greene, Siler Associates has a $48 , 000 contract to update the financing aspects which is 90¾ complete. It covers : 1. Methods of financing. 2. Sources of financing ~ 3. Derivation of formula for sharing the financial load between the several political jurisdictions. 4. Assistance t o local governments t o eva luate thei r financial ability. 5. P r eparation of a financial plan in line with the above . �B. PBTB has a $100 , 000 contract to update the other parts of the 1962 report which is about 85¾ complete . It covers: 1. Route and station locations (100¾ complete) a 2. Patronage, revenues and operating cost predictions (90¾ complete). 3. c. Report preparation (50¾ complete). ARM.PC will use the remaining $35 , 566 for administration and supervision of the HGS and PB-T-B contracts , its own staff 's work and auditing and overhead chargeable to the entire updating project. Each of these units of work provides inputs to the others so they will continue to move ahead on a common front and should be wrapped up this summer. The contractural completion date was May 2 , 1967 . The work was considerably delayed by the late development of travel statistics by the Highway Department and the completion date will not be met . The necessary statistics are now in hand and the work is moving ahead at a good pace. Our total project will not be damaged by the delay. II. The 11 702 11 Contract signed June 28 , 1966 is for $125,000 with PB- T-B to carry out preliminary engineering work on the system from Oglethorpe to the Airport. This is an interes t-free federal loan that must be repaid when construction begins . volved . No local funds are in- The preliminary engineering work will be in sufficient detail to enable us to initiate ri ght of way acquisition , to provide us with highly refined estimates of cons truction costs, and to provide us with a solid point of departure fo r the development of final , detailed design and the p r eparation of c ontract plans and specifications. Funds are r equisiti o ned from HUD in the exact amount required whe n we are invoiced . and payments have been made . - Two $30 , 000 requisitions The contract is 62¾ complete o 2 - It �i ' covers: A. Establishment of a design basis by developing information on: B. (74% complete) 1. Utilities. 2. Existing building foundations. 3. Subsurface structures. 4. Street and highway facilities. 5. Railroad structures. 6. Geology. Preliminary design of typical and of selected special items (65% complete) i c. D. 1. Structures. 2. Stations . 3. Functional layout of Transit Center. 4. Functional layout of shops and yards. 5. Equipment requirements. Preliminary engineering plans (53% complete): 1. Base maps. 2. Alignment of tracks. 3. Station sites . Co st es t imates ( 16% comple t e ) 1. Construction . 2. Right o f way. The contract carries a comple t ion date o f J u ne 30 , 1967 , b u t we have d ecided t o integrate this work wi th the wo rk being d one under the techni cal studies g rant (bel ow) . As a result, all o f the pre liminary engineering for the 44-mile system - Doraville - Forest Park and west from Hi ghtower Road to I-285 and east from Avondale Estates to I - 285 - is being d o ne simultaneously, aimed at a completion date of April 30 , 1968 . - 3 - �III . The Technical Studies Grant (Section 9) Contra cts are for a total of $554 , 000 of which the federal portion is $369 , 333 , and the local portion is $184 , 667 0 Federal funds are requisitioned quarterly in advance at a rate indicated by progress of the work and the terms of the contracts . ed and received . the Impact Study. $67 , 686 . 12 has been requisition- One $12 , 000 payment has been made to ARMPC for I expect a bill from PBTB this month o The work is divided into three parts: A. PB-T-B has a contract signed February 2, 1967 for $500 , 000 which is 18% complete and covers: 1. 2. System Extension Planning (35% complete): (a) East Line - Avondale Estates to I-285 . (b) West Line - Hightower Road to I-285. Preliminary Design of t¥:pical and of selected special structures (20% complete) : 3. 4. 5. B. (a) Structures . (b) Stations . (c) Equipment . Preliminary Engineering Plans (30% complete) : (a) Base maps . (b) Al i gnment of t r acks . (c) S tation site so Cost Estimate s (1 4% comp l ete ): (a) Co nstruc t i o n . (b ) Righ t o f way. Public He aring s a nd Re p o ~ts (no t started ) e ARMPC has a contract si g ned March 10 , 1967 for $49 , 0 0 0 to make a Cocc.idor Impact Study. $9 , 000 covers the supervision and overhead they will provide to the subcontracts , Eri c Hill Assoc iates , who will do most of the work of assess ing the im- 4 - �pact of our proposed rapid transit system on the community. We will receive recommendations for changes in community plans or rapid transit plans in the event that adverse impact or missed opportunities are discovered. The job is 35¾ com- plete. The work will check on our relationships to: C. 1. Land use and related controls. 2. Public improvements planning. 3. Urban design. 4. Local development plans. 5. Urban renewal projects. 6. Private development plans. 7. Benefit to disadvantaged groups. 8. Other public programs. Our impact on the Atlanta Transit will be substantial and $5,000 has been reserved to start studies in thi s fie ld . More money will be sought in future applications . I am in touch with ATS officials to determine the character of necessary study and plans. IV. The Retainer Agreement is a contract with PB-T-B for planni ng , consultant , o r engineering services not covered by existing contracts . Each item of work is authorized and budgeted by the Board . PB-T-B canno t initiate any work under thi s con- tract that will cause total charges under the contract to e xceed $100 , 000 . Its condition as of June 30 , 1967 is as f ollows: - 5 - �Billing 4/1/676/30/67 Previously reported as complete pre-contract work; support before State Properties Control Commission; Soils Library study Mobilization (6 out of 8 authorized moves have been made) Reported thru 3/31/67 Total thru 6/30/67 $30,943 ~10 $30 , 943.10 $ 2,192.70 12,697 . 84 14 , 890.54 93.37 1,198 . 93 1 , 292.30 497.33 806 . 37 1 , 303.70 4.00 1,443.12 1 , 447.12 868.59 310 . 64 1 , 179 . 23 $ 3,655.99 $47,400.00 $ 51 , 055.99 Participation in Atlanta Area Transportation Study ($1,500 authorized) Public Information Support ($2 , 000 authorized) Real Estate Consultation ($1,250 authorized; billing is complete.) Detailed Engineering ($7 , 000 authorized) 6 ,724. 77 Unexpended Authorizations Balance 42, 219.24 $100 , 000 . 00 - 6 - �
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 24

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  • Text: ........./ l J I" > ~o Fair Oaks z· =>I 0 . ul r, I \ \ I • ' , __ '1 ' , ,__ ____ __f - z J: o: ATL ANTA I-' ...J: =>'I LL. I EAST BR NCH Nor i ru i d Hills I d I , \ \ I I I CL ARKSTON ' 1 \ --- ' \ \_ \ 20 \ ., Eas t \ I I \ . .{ LoU I I , '__ ,r-.. . -,r-\.-• I Co vington . / YA... -~ ' J ·=--- -,..,-- J' ' I ::::, / EAST LINE ' ', \ 0,': -...1~0 ( I ,-- - , I I ..  : (J-r--· ~---' I -~ --- , ' s:l I L__ l I \~ .. ,.. J \ I ' ,- .... " ou.:, I I I • / ~ ~z,;;;1/' ,,,' -, f---/ __JI I I I - ---! I I I I L __ ATLANTA REG ION METROPOLITAN P L ANNING COMMISS ION PROPOSED RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM i~ i~ Bas ic System Reg ional System ju I~ . II>. ·- ·, Ii \ ~ \ . ---~,-. I .· r-: i   \. ~ JO~ESBORO ! 1...11 \ t Parsons Br incker hoff -Tudor - Bechte l • J une 1967 �
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 28

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  • Text: BANK BUILDING CORPORATION 132(3 FULTON NATIONAL BANK BUILDING ATLANTA , GEORGIA 303 03 5 23 - 6052 June 30, 196 7 The Honorable Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: Mr. Bob Sommerville, President of the Atlanta Transit Company, talked to t he Nor th side Kiwanis Club th is noon. He presented to t he membership an i nterim p rogra m for the moving of mass transportation. I am certain that you are familiar with this program so I will not go into the details, but I believe it has a great deal of merit . It' s a dvantages are cos ts, time to place in operation, and it' s flexibility. The bus as a complete unit gives this method quick mob ility on or off the rapid expr ess rou t e . I believe that if we could give this a good trial that it might result in something revolutionary in the rapid transit program. I wou ld like to go on record as endorsing this program to you and offering any assistance to ini ti ate it. CCF :hs cc: Mr. Robert L. Sommerville �
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 44

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  • Text: ROY CHRISTIAN KENDEL 644 Memorial Drive, SE Atlanta 12, Georgia-U.S.A. 3 0312 Mac:ch 7th, 1967-Tuesday-P Mayor IVAN ALLEN CITY HALL of ATLANTA, GEORGIA. Dear Mayor Allen: ••• And Good Morning~ While the Yankees get the faster (150 to 183 m.p.h o) trains, and get into the jet-age of rail road passenger trains, we here in the south have to settle for a depleting policy of pass~nger railroad trains as the malnutriciously anemic skeleton services catering to the Georgians and the Atcbantans. In one decade vve have had a remarkable doubling and more of our population here in Atlanta, but, in retros pective viewing, we see the shameful fact that the rail services serving a p opulation mul tiply ing city a s ours, h a s lost the ma jority of its p a ssen g e r tra ins. In the last three and half y ears alone, we have lost Pullman Service t o Sto Louis, Cincinnati, Mobile, New Orleans , Jacksonville , a nd to Brun s wick, Memphis, Kansas City, Portsmouth, Norfolk, and t o Birmingha m (depa rted, once , late, a nd s e t out e a rly) i and , t here i s the now-dea d service to Cha rles ton a nd Wilmington. Let's whip the North in s-ome~ing -- how about a new railroad sta tion, for a starter, then over- nite Sleeper trains to Jack sonville, and t he othe r city d e s tinations me ntioned a bove . Sure, we need a i r service, but w e a l so need railroad long-ha ul a nd medinm =haul rail service. Mayor, what can you do to improve ou r i mage in front of t h e ot her 49 Stat es and the thou s and s o f other cities i n the U nited St ates? After a ll , we are a l arge, important city -- i n a very important State". Roy Chri:s:tian Kendel �
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 48

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  • Text: METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY GLENN BUILDING/ ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 / AREA CODE 404 524-5711 OFFICERS: Richard H. Rich, Chairman Roy A. Blount, Vice Chairman February 6, 1967 Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary Henry L. Stuart, General Ma nager Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Ga. 30303. Dear Mayor Allen: I am enclosing financial statements of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority as of December 31, 1966, as required under Section 16(b) of the 1965 MARTA Act No. 78. With kindest regards. Sincerely yours, H. L. Stuart, General Manager. HLS:JJ Enclosures cc: Mr. Charles L. Davis , City Comptro ller City of Atlanta 501 City Hall Atlanta, Ga. 30 303. �
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 58

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  • Text: i METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY ATLANTA, GEORGIA STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION DECEMBER 31, 1966 ASSETS Cash in Banks: C & S National Bank First National Bank - Payroll $ 7,611.03 21,037.40 I nvestments - U. S. Treasury Bills 93,730.89 Petty Cash 25.00 Accounts Receivable - Gwinnett County 9,105.00 TOTAL $131,509.32 LIABILITIES Accounts Payable $1,662.46 Payr oll Taxes Wi thhe ld and Accrued 1,565 . 22 3 ,22 7 .68 TOTAL SURPLUS EXCESS INCOME OVER EXPENSE $128,281.64 �
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 63

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  • Text: _;________ w ,1, .10 :>I -·- .l - - -- L~-. J anuary 4, U ..·==-~,,_-=- -- A,H) , 1'1 ·-==-=· OtJ ' I )\'. I QtJ-.1)( 967 ' I Dr... Samuel h":llliams -r;,riendsr>.ip Baptist Ci. urch 437 iV. i tchell S treet# So w.. I I I IiI,I Atlanta , Georgia .. Dear Dr. Williams : , I ·',: II ,, ' 'I' I I ,I As we agreed in o ~ rece nt telep tone conver~e.t.ion, it ould be helpful for the Atleni:.a su.-r..mit Leadership Conie:::-e:::1ce and other leaders of the:! ~i•c.gro Coxr.munity· t(..:i have the b 0.n 0 fit .-!: recent chi- ngea i 1 t. e r a pid transit plan f.or ~etropolitan Atlanta l!eaz- ng the mos If a meetirig of leading Negro citiz€ns can l>e sot up, n'l.i TA Ge neral Mana.ger, could ex9lo.in the 1..1r,. Henry L . Stuart, original plan £or rupid tre.nsit aid could posed chunges no· utline chii:lnges and p re-- being con.side:-ed by the engi 1ocr·· n g consul t;z;.nto ., He ~rould use slides and other visual ai
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  • Text: ,, I ' Table 1. ELEMENTS IN RECOMMENDED COST ALLOCATION FORMULA FOR MARTA CONSTRUCTION: PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION, PROPERTY TAX DIGEST, AND EMPLOYMENT, 1965 and 1983 County > 3i: 3i: Tax Digest (2) Actual Projected 1965 1983 50.5% 34. 2 9.0 6.3 63.1% 28.4 5.6 2.9 56.1% .31. 7 7.8 4.4 78.8% 15.3 4.1 1.8 72.6% 19.:2 5.3 2.9 66.7% 24.1 5.9 3.3 Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% Relative weights used in arriving at formula are shown in parentheses. Both 1965 and 1983 figures are weighted accordingly. The property tax digests were put on a comparable basis for each jurisdiction (100% of market value). "'0 "' M i I l j I II I ·,1 ) z . M r M .."' > 0 - 0 > ~ . M L_ ProEosed Allocation Formula . 57 .1% 31.1 6.7 5.1 M I Em:eloyment (3) Actual Projected 1965 1983 Fulton DeKalb Clayton Gwinnett Notes: z: Po:eulation (1) Actual Projected 1965 1983 -19- �Table 2. 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 · 1975 1976 1977 POTENTIAL SOURCES OF CAPITAL FUNDS FOR THE 30-MILE RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (000,000) 1/ Drawdown(curnul.)' Federal $ 25 $ 25 54 25 102 25 .158 25 207 258 298 320 . 332 $100 Availab_i:IJtr of Funds State LOCtil $ 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 $33 $ 25 35 so so 30 9 -$199 'Y Totnl cwnulfltiva $ 54 29 64 29 54 4 54 34 $ 54 83 147 176 230 234 288 322 10 332 $332 1/ Preliminary schedule of needs for land purchase and construction established by the engineers. y MARTA revenue bonds supported by local government underwriting or general obligation bonds of local governments issued for rapid transit purposes. It is noted that the above schedule of fund availability, as preliminary set forth, does not directly match the schedule of fund needs. This is simply because both sets of figures are necessarily tentative and preliminary. Both will be altered in the course of time. preliminary table is necessary, The development of such a however, in order to set the general dimen- sions of the financial impact of MARTA operations upon the local. governments. Bond issues are tentatively sized and spaced tQ meet anticipated conditions in the bond market as well as provide the funds as needed. In practice, there may be more issues of smaller sizes or fewer issues of larger sizes than indicated in this_preliminary table. -27N A M M i " , I " I I II I , I I l I ·" A I I I O I A T I I �~ -- - . · ------ - -- - --------. ( These points are shown in the followi_ng table: Table 4. ATLANTA COMPARED WITH OTHER METROPOLITAN AREAS ON.PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS, 1964-65 Metropoli tari Atlanta 38 Largest Metro olitan Areas --.. · Median) __ $95.52 $129.94 Property revenue as percent of revenue from local sources 59.6% -67.3% Property revenue as percent of revenue from all sources 43.7% 48.6% y Per capita revenues to local governments from pro.p erty sources y r 1 All local governments in Metropolitan Atlanta combined. Financing rapid transit through the property tax would involve a straightforward set of operations. The local governments would execute ·,. contracts with MARTA under which MARTA woul? _agree to perform the functions of operating a rapid transit system and the governments would obligate themselves to underwrite the capital costs of the system under specifie4 conditions and specified ceiUngs. r As crlready described, on~ method of \ financing wou ld be the issuance of general obl_igation bonds by t he local gover nments with t he payment of the pr oceeds t o the authority, such bonds being supported by pr oper ty t ax l evies within the cons t itional l i mitati ons r established for such bonds . The al t ernat i ve method would be the levy of specific millage rates to produce periodic payments to MARTA for the r -37- . HAMMIA , 8AllNl , l l l l A AII OOI ATII / �
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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE EIGHTEENTH MEETING OF THE METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY AUGUST 1, 1967 The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority held its regular meeting on August 1, 1967, at 3:00 P.M. in the Glenn Building Conference Room, Atlanta. Mr. Richard H. · Rich, Chairman, presided. MEMBERS PRESENT: Robert F. Adamson (City of Atlanta) Sanford Atwood (DeKalb County) M. C. Bishop (Fulton County) Edgar Blalock (Clayton County) Roy A. Blount (DeKalb County) Rawson Haverty (City of Atlanta) K. A. McMillon (Gwinnett County) Richard H. Rich (City of Atlanta) MEMBERS ABSENT: L. D. Milton (City of Atlanta) OTHERS PRESENT: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority H. L. Stuart, General Manager Glenn E . Bennett, Secretary King Elliott, Public Information Director Earl Nelson, Chief Engineer H. N. Johnson, Secretary to General Manager Joan Eschenbrenner, Secretary MARTA Advisory Committee H. Bo y er Marx, American Society of Landscape Architects Roy J. Boston , P.E ., Georgia Society of Professional Engineers �Consultants W. 0. Salter, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, San Francisco J. A. Coil, Resident Manager, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Raymond O'Neil, Deputy Resident Manager, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta R. W. Gustafson, Supervising Engineer, Parsons, BrinckerhoffTudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Robert P. Barksdale, Project Estimator, Parsons, BrinckerhoffTudor, Bechtel, Atlanta David McBrayer, Traffic Engineer, Parsons, BrinckerhoffTudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Louis Dismukes, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta C. B. Cleveland, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta Arden Brey, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta W. Stell Huie, Huie & Harland, Atlanta Tom Watson Brown, Huie & Harland, Atlanta Others Joseph Errigo, Urban and Community Development Assistant, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Atlanta P.A. Springer, Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council Robert W. Roseveare, Traffic Engineer, DeKalb County J. B. Cooley, Planning and Research Engineer, Bureau of Public Roads Norman J. Van Ness, Bureau of Public Roads George B. Pilkington, Bureau of Public Roads Gerald L. Smith, Bureau of Public Roads Joseph E. Lay, Robinson-Humphrey Company, Atlanta William M. G. Fletcher, White, Weld & Co., New York Dick Hebert, Atlanta Constitution David Nordan, Atlanta Journal Art Schultz, WSB Radio Ken Goodnight, WSB-TV Abe Gallman, WSB-TV Harvey Kramer, Intern, Fulton County Comptroller's Office Al Barr, Intern, Fulton Count y Comptroller's Office Bill Hayes, Intern, Fulton County Comptroller's Office J . D. Wingfield, Jr . , Jerry A . Coursey, Mrs . Margaret C . Breland, Miss Claudette Parrish, Tim Urban, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission - 2 - �The meeting was called to order by the Chairman. Minutes Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. Blount, the reading of the minutes of the July meeting was dispensed with and they were unanimously approved. Financial Report The General Manager presented the financial report as of July 31, 1967, which is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes ~ DeKalb County had sent in its second quarterly payment; Gwinnett County was the only one in arrears. Progress Reports General Manager Mr. Stuart reported on the two-week managerial seminar he attended at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, sponsored by Kent University and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The General Manager said Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, D.C., were to have referenda during 1968 with regard to rapid transit. He pointed out that insufficiency of federal funds may be less important than the competition from these cities. Mr. Rich mentioned the importance of taking steps to hold a referendum in 1968. Mr. Stuart reported on meetings with Cousins Properties regarding MARTA's requirements. Cousins Properties were about to incur certain construction expenses in the Air Rights area in their efforts to provide for future rapid transit operations; these were costs that could be charged to MARTA under appropriate agreements. Mr. Stuart requested the Board's approval to continue negotiations with Cousins. Costs involved had not been determined; however, Mr. Stuart estimated them to be between $70,000 and $90,000. The Chief Engineer was to meet with representatives from Cousins Properties and reach agreement as to exact costs which would be eventually chargeable to MARTA, when funds were available. MARTA would be responsible for accrued interest as well. It was moved by Mr. Bishop and seconded by Mr. Haverty that the General Manager continue negotiations with Cousins Properties with an indication of intent o~ the part of the Authority, provided all requirements were met. - 3 - �Mr. Stuart said the proposed subcontract between Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel and Law Engineering Testing Company for test borings had been reviewed and found to be in order. Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. McMillan, approval was given to proceed with the subcontract. Mr. Rich suggested that in the future the General Manager prepare a brief write-up on each proposed subcontract prior to the Board meeting. Consultants Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel Mr. Coil summarized the report given at the briefing prior to the Board meeting, which included parking layouts, patronage estimates, and parking lot requirements for the 64-mile system; work contemplated in connection with the soils engineer on the central and west lines which Law Engineering Testing Company was to do; as well as the work b e ing done in San Francisco on central line alignments affecting the I-75/I-85 connector on West Peachtree Street. Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates In the a bsence of Mr. Ha mme r, Mr . .Be nnett said the report on financi a l f e asibility was comple t e d and that copies would be made available to the Board very soon. "Rapid Busways" Proposal As a re sult of a r e ques t f rom Mayor ·rvan All e n, the Board h a d direct e d t h e MARTA staf f to r e vi e w the r a pid busways proposal made recently by the Atlanta Transit System. Mr. Stuart read the complete report of this evaluation, the summary of which is attached hereto and made a part of the minutes . In res ponse to a ques tion from Mr. Bla lock, Mr . Stuart s a i d th e right s -of-wa y f o r rap i d b u s wa y s a nd r a pid t r a nsit were not the same . The Ch airman polled e ach Director for his reaction to the report. Mr. Mc Mi llan was e mphatic in hoping that nothing would divert the Board from i ts e fforts to bring rail rapi d transit to me t r opolitan At l a n ta. Mr. Bis hop sa i d he was c oncerned with t h e l ega l e n tangl eme nts i nvo lve d in th e bus ways p r o po sal . Mr. Have r t y sta t e d h e woul d be i nteres t ed i n the r e b u tta l from t h e At l a n t a Transit Sy s t e m wi th r e g a rd to t h e r e po r t . Mr . Adams on fe lt t h ere were too many pro b l e ms - 4 - �I and that there would be a delay in rapid transit if the busways proposal were accepted. After discussion, it was moved by Mr. Blount, seconded by Mr. Bishop, and unanimously agreed that the Chairman forward to Mayor Allen MARTA's recommendation that the implementation of the "Rapid Busways" concept not be attempted. Other Business The Chairman introduced the following interns from the Fulton County Comptroller's Office: Harvey Kramer, Al Barr and Bill Hayes. Adjournment The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 3:50 P.M. Next Meeting September 5, 1967. - 5 - �
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  • Text: July 24. 1967 M r . H . W. Di Cristina, Jr. 6251 Vernon Woods Dl'iv, , N. E . Atlan , Georgia 30328 Dear Mr. DiCristina: Thank you very m'l.lch for your letter nd your ugge tion concerning ma transportation for Atlanta . .. I am pleased that you furni hed Mr. Rich copy o.f your letter nd l c n a sure you that th R pid Transit Authority ill co.naider all method in their planning. Sincer ly, lv Alle • Jr. M yor IAJr:!y �
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 25

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  • Text: V I MINUTES OF THE SIXTEENTH MEETING OF THE METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY JUNE 9, 1967 The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority held its regular meeting on June 9, 1967, at 3:30 P.M. in the Conference Room of the Glenn Building~ Atlanta. Mr. Richard H. Rich, Chairman, presided. MEMBERS PRESENT: Robert F. Adamson (City of Atlanta) M. C. Bishop (Fulton County) Edgar Blalock (Clayton County) Roy A. Blount (DeKalb County) Rawson Haverty (City of Atlanta) K. A. McMillan (Gwinnett County) L. D. Milton (City of Atlanta) Richard H. Rich (City of Atlanta) MEMBERS ABSENT: Sanford Atwood (DeKalb County) OTHERS PRESENT: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority H. L. Stuart, General Manager King Elliott, Public Information Director Earl W. Nelson, Chief Engineer H. N. Johnson, Secretary to General Manager Consultants Walter Douglas, Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, New York W. 0. Salter, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, San Francisco J. A. Coil, Resident Manager, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Raymond O'Neil, Parsons, Brinckerhoff- Tudor , Bechtel , Atlanta �Consultants (Cont'd.) R. W. Gustafson, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta David McBrayer, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Bob Barksdale, Parsons, Brinckerhof f -Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta M. D. Den Hartog, Lord & Den Hartog/Parsons, BrinckerhoffTudor, Bechtel, New York Philip Hammer, Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates, Washington Lawrence Greene, Hammer, Greene , Siler Associates, Atlanta Leon Eplan , Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta W. Stell Huie, Huie & Harland, Atlanta Others Lorraine Bennett, Atlant~ Journal Dick Hebert, Atlanta Constitution Joseph E. Lay-;Robinson-Humphrey Jere A. Burruss, State Highway Department of Georgia Joel F. Stone, Jr., State Highway Departmen t of Georgia Robert W. Rosevear e , Traffic Engineer, DeKalb County Donald G. Ingram, Associate Director, Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. Andy Springer, Atlanta Traffic & Safety Council J. D. Wingfield, Jr., Jerry A. Coursey, A. Y. Brown, Gayle Harder, Mrs. Rachel Champagne, Miss Claudette Parrish, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission The meeting was called to order by the Chairman. Minutes The minutes of the meeting of May 2nd had been mailed to members prior to the meeting . Mr. Bishop made a motion, seconded by Mr. Haverty, that the reading of the minutes be dispensed with and that they be unanimously approved. Mr. Huie called a tt ention to the fact that minutes of March 2, 1966, June 28, 1966, January 3 , 1967, and April 4, 1967, meetings had been approved at meetings which did not have a quorum present, and suggested that the Board ratify approval of those documents. Mr . Bishop made a motion that approval of these minutes be ratified , Mr. McMillan seconded the motion, and it was unanimously passed. - 2 - �Financial Report The General Manager presented the financial report as of May 31, 1967, which is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes. Mr. Stuart commented that Gwinnett County was the only government in arrears on its commitments to the Authority. Income from interest had been slightly less than anticipated because less money had been invested, due to consultant payments having been made. There were no q'u estions, and the financial report was accepted. Progress Reports General Manager A meeting was held at 2:00 o'clock immediately prior to the regular Board meeting, for the purpose of hearing progress reports from the consultants. Engineers from Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Mr. Philip Hammer of Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates, and Mr. Leon Eplan of Eric Hill Associates gave detailed reports on rapid transit consultant contracts in force. This was well attended by some 50 individuals, including local consultants, planners, architects, etc. Mr. Stuart said this would be a regular meeting each month, and it was hoped it would serve as a tool for information and coordination of efforts among the various governments and agencies concerned. Mr. Stuart said Cousins Properties, Inc., in development of the air rights in the gulch, had allowed SO-foot corridors between columns as well as a Y track, to accommodate requirements of the transit system. Liaison continued with Mr. Portman in the development of Peachtree Center. Mr. Stuart had met with airport developers and with principals in the Nasher project, and reported cooperation from both groups. 11 11 The General Manager had made nine public addresses during the month. Mr. Stuart reported on a conference in Washington, D. C., on May 22nd. The meeting was called by HUD, and was on design of urban transportation. An exhibit had been prepared by MARTA with the help of the engineers, and Mr. Stuart showed slides of the e x hibit, and taped excerpts of addresses by Mr. Charles Haar and others were presented . A brief report of the recent national meeting of the Institute for Rapid Transit held in Atlanta was made by the General Manager . - 3 - �Mr. Stuart said Aldermen Cook and Griggs, Representative Winkles, and others had recently toured the proposed transit lines. The General Manager announced that the Advisory Committee, discussed at the May meeting, had been formed, and was composed of the following professionals from the principal design disciplines in Atlanta: Chairman - Professor Howard K. Menhinick Richard L. Aeck, representing American Institute · of Architects Richard M. Forbes, representing American Institute of Planners H. Boyer Marx, representing American Society of Landscape Architects Roy J. Boston, representing American Society of Professional Engineers The purpose of this committee would be twofold: (1) to provide professional review of design work and (2) to discuss proper relationships between the several consultants. Mr. Stuart asked for approval of an amendment to the 1967 budget, adding an expenditure item of $5,000 for fees to this committee. Mr. Haverty made a motion that this amendment to the budget be approved, Mr. Bishop seconded the motion, and it was unanimously passed. Mr. Stuart and Mr. Huie had visited the State Department of Industry and Trade. Mr. Huie felt contractual arrangements could probably be made with the State for funds on a quarterly basis during the first two years. The State had appropriated $250,000 for the next two years, limited by the Constitutional provision restricting the State's contribution to ten percent of the cost of any one project. Consultants Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel Mr. John Coil gave examples of photogrammetry and aerial photography and the methods used to show projected plans and profiles of the system. The engineers had examined the gulch area further to determine the best rights-of-way for the transit system . In formation was being transmitted to the State Properties Control Commission . Preliminary work had begun on a contract for taking soil samples in the central and east- west lines . Mr . Coil said one company in the joint venture would do preliminary des_ign of special structures in the system. Liaison wor k on coor dinating plans for the airport and transit system continued. Effor ts t o - 4 - �coordinate the Highway Department's plans for the Brookwood interchange had been made. Mr. Coil said the firm had reviewed architectural definitives and had four which showed concepts for a transit center. The Chairman recognized the importance of coordinating plans for the transit lines to the airport, but cautioned the engineers against too detailed plans at this time in view of the realistic time lag on this line. Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates Mr. Philip Hammer reported that final figures for financing the system would be completed within a few days. He said there had been some changes in annual requirements which would more advantageously fit into a financial plan and the receipt of federal funds. He mentioned a plan staging the development of the system so that participation on the part of the outlying counties would begin simultaneously with construction in those areas. Other Business The Board accepted the resignation of Mr. Robert W. Adamson as Treasurer of MARTA. Mr. Adamson had been appointed as a member to replace Mr. Mills B. Lane, Jr. At Mr. Adamson's suggestion, the Board agreed to ask Mr. Herbert Dickson, Executive Vice President of the C. & S. Bank, to serve as Treasurer of MARTA. The Chairman reported that Fulton County Commission would soon appoint a replacement for Mr. Pulver. July Meeting Because of the July 4th holiday, the nex t regular meeting was scheduled for Friday, July 7th, at 3 : 30 P.M . Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 4 : 45 P.M. - 5 - �
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  • Text: May 15, 1967 MEMORANDUM TO: Richard H. Rich, Chairman Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority FROM: Glenn E. Bennett, Executive Director, Atl~nta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission, Secretary, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Tr Authority SUBJECT: t · Some Planning Principles and Non-Engineering Aspects of Rapid Transit I would like to set down here some of the basic philosophy which has guided us in transit planning, and also to mention possibilities for the future. Transit in Atlanta will be a tremendous influence; it will be the biggest single factor in guiding growth in many parts of the Metropolitan Area. The Planning Commission concluded in 1960 that a balanced transportation system with transit would (1) help shape the pattern of development of the region in a desirable and efficient way, and (2) provide the necessary access to central Atlanta so that the orderly growth of employment and business activity could take place there. The Planning Commission is concerned with serving the economic need and shaping the metropolitan area. MARTA has been created primarily to "build a railroad" in accordance with the generalized plan which has been tested against planning factors. We have come to the engineering stage now. This is a time when cost estimates need to be based on specifics. If the Planning Commission could have built a railroad, we would not have needed MARTA. As we make decisions on precise locations we are continuing to test and re-test basic assumptions made earlier with respect to population growth , density, economic change , and many social factors. Serving the disadvantaged people , the educational institutions , the new centers of interest , such as the stadium , auditorium , and cul tural center , are of great concern to us at this stage . We are �r~ - aware of the opportunity we have for relating harmoniously all of the exciting activities in the developmental stages in central Atlanta, and upgrading the City's aesthetics and urban design. These are non-engineering factors which are currently receiving attention from planners. The present work program of the staff of the ARMPC includes an updating of earlier regional land use plans. In connection with this we have developed statements of region a l goals related to transportation. These are polic y statements. Th ey set up criteria against which transportation improvements can be measured . For example, one section deals with aesthetic standards as follows : "New or improved transportation facilities should be located and designed so as to enhance the appearance of the region, with appropriate regard to topography , soils, wooded areas and water bodies , as well as the character of e x isting and projected man-made development." Th e objective of a regional plan is to guide new growth into sensible patterns, and discourage extensively scatte red urban de v elopment which is wasteful of land a nd other resourc e s. Transportation s y stems are the greatest single influence on deve lopm e nt. Consequently, planners study the effects of any proposed transportation improv ements, such as roads and highways of all categories and transit, on future land uses. Here are a couple of paragraphs from our polic y statement on the pr e servation of neighborhoods a nd community v alu e s, a lso on pres e r v ing freedom of choice : "Neighborhoods are considered the basic unit of resid ential community de ve lopment. They may be defined in one or mor e of se ve ral way s : b y tr a di t ion, th rough identification b y th e r e sid e nts , from obser ved patt e rns of common a lity in ag e a nd ch a racter of d eve lopme nt , by natur a l o r ma n-m a de ba rr i e r s, a s th e limits of local trade or s er vice areas , a nd so forth Whe re t hey c a n be d e fine d, th e integrit y of sound or r e n e wable neighborhoods s hould be protect e d : ma jor tr a nspor t ation art e ri e s sh ould be lo cated a nd design e d so a s to bou nd , not penetrate , such a re a s . " "Re sidentia l de v elopmen t a nd renewa l s h ould be pl a n ned a n d c o nd ucted s o a s to make av ail abl e in e v ery sector of the reg ion h ousing of a wid e r an ge o f t ype s and c o s t , thus a llowi ng t he indi v i du al max i mum freed om to choo s e where he wi shes to l ive . To enhance t h is fr ee d om of choice , all resident i a l area s s hould hav e comp a rab le acce ssib ility to a r ea s of emp l oyment , re c reati onal and c omme r cial acti v ity . Pub li c t r ansportation - 2 - �facilities should provide this comparable accessibility for residents least able to depend on private transportation." All of this ARMPC planning policy relative to transportation is consistent with the objectives of the H oU oD o programs. Federal money has improved and expanded planning all over the country; there's no doubt about it. Atlanta can boast a little over having the oldest publicly supported metropolitan planning agency in the United States. Because of local initiative back in 1947 we ,have had metropolitan planning long before the feds got into the business. Now , many cities have agencies something like ours, but because we had a foundation of area-wide planning we could do a comprehensive transit plan in 1961, a nature preserve plan in 1962, an airport plan last year, code studies two years ago, and carry on many other activities in the field of economic and social research. HUD knows this. It has a bearing on present transit work; the transit routes are a part of the overall metropolitan plan and not independent and separate. We are now working on area-wide water and sewer problems , capital improvement programming, preparation for the 1970 census, and other items in addition to MARTA non-engineering work. HUD knows this. Sidelines include metropolitan training schools for police officers and improved communications and records systems for law enforcement agencies, to mention a few. Let's look at Central Atlanta. This is a concern of ARMPC because it's the h e art of the region. It is the subject of much study by the City of Atlanta in the community improvement plan (CIP } which is aimed toward the establishment of priorities for redevelopment of land all over the City. Now that Central Atlanta Progress , I nc. is organized and well staffed, we have the opportunity to better serve the original purpose of rapid transit with respect to downtown interests, both private and public. Growth and development occurs in Atlanta with or without public planning. Portman's Peachtree Center is far along; cousins' air rights project is starting with an 8,000-car park ing facilit y ; the Nasher Park Place 18-acre air rights project is under study by architects, planners, and economists , and Georgia State College has a big and significant expansion program . La ter this year contracts are e x pected to be let for Georgia Plaza Park , a landscaped open space with underground parking garage. The State, Fulton County , and the City of Atlanta are cooperating on this venture which will result in an attractive government - centered public park which will upgrade the area near the Capitol . Now we have the opportunity to coordinate all of these activities and others , and create before long a central At lanta plan with both short-range and long -range goals. Transit is an integral part of any downtown plan , and our present alignments of routes wi ll tie together all the major developments mentioned above . - 3 - �A corridor impact planning study is now in progress, as you know. It will show the relation of transit to low-income groups and their economic and social needs. Other considerations are the relation of transit to educational institutions, vocational schools, community centers, and renewal projects. The transit corridors, the lines of the system, will be pulsing and throbbing with growth and our efforts to properly direct and control these dynamics must never cease. Planners are now working with both private and public agencies in an attempt to identify the many possibilities which the transit corridors offer us for enhancing community values, serving the largest number of citizens, and guiding development toward most sensible and efficient patterns. In our discussions with H.U.D. officials and when we talk to. our transit visitors who will be in town next week, I think we ought to keep some of these points in mind. I want to take this opportunity, Dick, to e x press our gratitude to y ou for the time and energy you are putting into this task, which is at times extremely difficult and complex. Without your leaders h ip it would be much more so! - 4 - �
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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE FIFTEENTH MEETING OF THE METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY MAY 2, 1967 The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority held its regular meeting on May 2, 1967, at 3:30 P.M. in the Conference Room of the Glenn Building, Atlanta. Mr. Richard H. Rich, Chairman, presided. MEMBERS PRESENT: M. C. Bishop {Fulton County) Rawson Haverty {City of Atlanta) K. A. McMillon {Gwinnett County) W. A. Pulver (Fulton County) Richard H. Rich (City of Atlanta) MEMBERS ABSENT: Robert F. Adamson (City of Atlanta) Sanford Atwood (DeKalb County) Edgar Blalock (Clayton County) Roy A. Blount (DeKalb County) L. D. Milton (City of Atlanta) OTHERS PRESENT: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority H. L . Stuart, General Manager Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary King Elliott, Public Information Director Earl W. Nelson, Chief Engineer H. N. Johnson, Secretary to General Manager Consultants J. A. Coil, Resident Manager, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-TudorBechtel, Atlanta Lawrence Greene and Raul Garcia, Hammer , Greene, Siler Ass ociat es, Atlanta W. Stell Huie, Huie and Harland, Legal Counsel for the Authority �Others J. D. Wingfield, Jr., Planning Director, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission Mrs. Rachel Champagne, Assistant to the Executive Director, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission Margaret Hurst, Atlanta Constitution, Reporter Thomas Nooner, General Railway Signal Company, Rochester, New York Frank Scott, Resident Representative, General Railway Signal Company, Atlanta Otto Hikade, General Railway Signal Company The meeting was called to order by the Chairman. Minutes The minutes of the April meeting were unanimously approved by the members present. Due to lack of a quorum it was agreed that this action would be ratified by the Board at the June meeting. Financial Report The General Manager reported that payments from the local governments, with the exception of Gwinnett County, were on schedule. Gwinnett County remains in arrears for the fourth quarter of 1966 and the first quarter of 1967. Staff costs were running according to budget, and a payment of $29,939.00 had been made to the Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission in 1967, completing a commitment of $61,188.00 for 1966 and 1967, as matching funds for 701 Project Ga. P- 49. The statement is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes . Progress Reports General Manager Mr . Stuart said studies were continuing on the feasibility of an e x tension of the West Line to ser v e Si x Flags Over Georgia in Cobb County . It was belie ved th a t r ight - of-wa y into this area would not be difficult to secure . It had not been determi n ed whether or not the patr on a ge would mak e this e x te n sion economic ally feasible , in v iew of the s eason al natur e of the r ec r eation f acility. - 2 - �The General Manager said he .was selecting a group of five professionals from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, and engineering, who would comprise an advisory committee to the Authority for the purpose of reviewing plans as the work moves from preliminary engineering into urban design. Mr. Stuart said the organizational meeting of this committee would be held soon, and he would ask for approval of an amendment to the budget at the next meeting, to cover retainer fees for this committee. It was announced that Mr. Robert L. Adamson, Treasurer of the Authority, had been appointed a Director to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Mills B. Lane, Jr., a City of Atlanta appointee, who had recently resigned. The General Manager asked for approval of an expenditure of $2,000.00 for annual membership dues in the Institute for Rapid Transit. He said the annual workshop was helpful and provided an exchange of information with the eleven member operating or emerging transit authorities in the country. After discussion of the program of the Institute and the benefits of such a membership, it was decided that the $2,000.00 annual dues could not be justified at this time. The annual meeting of the Institute for Rapid Transit, to be held in Atlanta May 24-26, will provide an opportunity for members of the Board to observe its work. Mr. Stuart showed slides of operating transit systems in Montreal, Toronto and Philadelphia, having recently returned from a trip to observe these systems. He said each system had gotten started without federal aid. A comparison of the systems pointed out continuing improvements in materials, decor, maintenance, and technology. The General Manager announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development was sponsoring a one-day meeting in Washington on May 22, on design in urban transportation. At the request of HUD, the Authority would provide an exhibit at that meeting, showing plans and progress of the Atlanta system, and Messrs. Stuart, Elliott and Nelson would attend. Mr. Rich said this would be an important meeting, and requested all members who could go to do so. Mr. Stuart had also asked the newly formed Advisory Committee to attend. Public Information Director Mr. Elliott reported on his recent trip to San Francisco. He had gathered information from the Bay Area Rapid Transit Dis trict to assist in the development of the Authority's public - 3 - �information program. A tentative outline of his findings would be used in the Authority's planning for a bond referendum. He showed slides of the BARTD rapid transit system now under construction in San Francisco. Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel Mr. Coil reported on a recent meeting with the Rapid Transit Committee of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce at whi'ch time this Committee was brought up to date on planning and engineering progress. Enlargements of recently acquired aerial photographs were being assembled to support the Authority's display at the Urban Design Conference in Washington on May 22. Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates Mr. Greene reported briefly for Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates and stated they were now receiving final cost estimates from Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel covering the entire rapid transit system, broken down into five stages of development. A complete draft copy of HGS's report would soon be presented to the Authority and the Planning Commission for review. Mr. Bennett stated he had received approval from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to extend the completion date of 701 Project Ga. P-49 to August 2, 1967. The extension of time had been necessitated because of a delay in receipt of information from the State Highway Department. The approval of the extension would permit all work to be completed according to contracts. The Chairman introduced Mr. Earl W. Nelson, newly employed Chief Engineer for the Transit Authority, and welcomed him on behalf of the Board. Mr . Rich reminded the Board of the luncheon meeting on Tuesday, May 9, at the Commerce Club, at which time representati v es from the supporting governments would be brought up to date on rapid transit progress in the metropolitan area . At this time certain legislation would be discussed which the Authority would seek to hav e appr oved in the ne x t session of the Gene r al Assembly . Inquiry was made regarding the r ecov ery of Mr. L. D . Milto n f r om a recent oper atio n, and it was the e xpressed sentiment of the Boar d that he would soon be completely r eco v e r ed a n d back at his o f fice . - 4 - �Mr. Rich requested that maps of all areas under discussion be displayed at future meetings of the Board. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M. June Meeting Date Due to the absence of the Chairman from the City on the next regular meeting date of the Board, June 6, it was suggested that it be postponed until 3:30 P.M., Friday, June 9. Members will be contacted in the interim in order to determine if this date is satisfactory. - 5 - �
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 38

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  • Text: METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY GLENN BU ILDIN G / ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30303 / AREA CODE 404 524 - 5711 OFFICERS: Richard H. Ric h , Chairman Roy A. Blount, Vice Chairman Glenn E. Bennett , Secretary April 5, 1967 Henry L. Stuart , Genera l Manage r Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Ga. 30303. Dear Mayor Allen: I am enclosing financial statements of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority as of March 31, 1967, as required under Section 16(b) of the 1965 MARTA Act No. 78. With kindest regards. Sincerely, HLS:JJ Enclosure. cc: Mr. Charles L. Davis, City Comptroller City of Atlanta 501 City Hall Atlanta, Ga. 30303. Copy of financial statement attached . H.L.S . �
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  • Text: JJe/idtjje,nJ/etm e/~Ae1•n{ll!J~1ud.q}; 11,h, sJtuvw2. ~ !(//7 ,w/ MILLS B. LANE,JR. PRESIDENT January 16, 1967 Dear Ivan: Here's a copy of my letter to Dick Rich at the end of the year. Rapid Transit just isn't my cup of tea, so seriously let's replace me. It seems awfully silly to me that the Transit Authority and others interested in downtown traffic flow seem to want to avoid Robert Sommerville of the Transit Company. He really ought to be participating at every turn of the road in everything connected with t r ansportation here in Atlanta. ~ Mills B. Lane, Jr . The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia �
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  • Text: ~-< I j : .:: · ' ' ' MIETROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY GLENN BUILDING/ ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 / AREA CODE 404 524-5711 t r · ~ OFFICERS: Richard H. Rich, ChairmQn Roy A. Blount, Vice Chairman January 10, 1967. Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary Henry L Stuart, General Manager Mr. Jesse Hill, Jr • • -; Atlanta Life Insuran.~e .: company P. o. Box 897 Atlanta, Ga. 30301. , I J Dear Mr. Hill: /. I I •  ;, / 1.' ' ., Yours of/ January 4th to Mr. Rich expressing interest of the Atlanta Sll.IT\ffiit Leadership Conference in the growth and development of rapi'd trsi.nsit .1,has been referred to me for reply. . . , ': It is very importa~t that all citizens of Atlanta understand that the · developmen:t of a . rapid transit system for our city ,.· is a complex, long-rai\ge , undertaking. It cannot be reduced to a half dozen questio~s and,·· answers. . . .. ' , With reference . to I-lfem 3 of your letter, you already 1; have Mr. Elliott '.s lett~r of;: Jan:,1ary 4th, and I confirm its contents to you. .., ,r _; Stop by the o~ fice anytime and we will go into the items in your letter and into all of the other complexities involved. • I I i H. L. Stuart, General Manager. HLS :JJ I ~ cc : Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. · Mr. Richard H. Rich Mr. Roy A. Blount Senator Leroy Johnson Mr. L. D. Milton Rev. Samuel W. Williams Mr. King Elliott l - --..~, 1' . . ~ 'J< . ,..• 1;:' . ---. I ..--- --- --- �
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