Box 6, Folder 10, Document 13

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METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORI TY
GLENN BUILDING • A TL ANT A , GEOR GI A 30303
OFFICERS :
April 18, 1966
Richard H. Rich,Chairman
Roy A. Blount, Vice Chairman
Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary
MEMO TO :
Members of MARTA
Heads of Governments in MARTA
Members of ARMPC
FROM :
Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary, MARTA
SUBJECT :
Report on Transit Authority Progress
The Washington meeting was reported to y ou a week or so ago .
Since then progress has been made in implementing agreements
with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
1.
The 702 loan application has been revised to cover
$125,000 worth of engineering.
This will be used for
a lump sum contract between the Authority and Pa rsons ,
Brinck erhof f - Tudor-B e chtel, to provide preliminary
engineering data· on th e 1962 "Initial Sy stem" of 21
mil e s of rapid transit, roughl y b e tween Oglethorpe and
Hapeville . Th is includes studies of e x isting c onditions , preliminary designs , methods of construction ,
soil conditions , mapping , e quipment t ype , t y pical
structure , and preliminary e ngine e ring of rout e s and
st a tions . Estimated time : J ul y 1 , 196 6 to J u ne 30 , 196 7 .
2.
A 701 planning study h a s b e en outlined a nd p r ese nted to
HUD , a mounting to about $1 8 7 , 500 . Th is invol ve s ab ou t
$ 1 25 , 000 in gr ants fr om HUD and ab ou t $62,5 00 in
Autho r ity ma t chi ng f und s . A lump s um c o n t rac t fo r
about $100 , 0 0 0 wi ll be ma d e by ARMPC with Pa r son s Brinckerh o f f - Tudo r- Bech t e l fo r u p d a ting t h e entire
1962 r a p i d tran si t p l ans, devel oping new patr o nage and
revenu e es t imate s , opera t i ng c o sts , and for preparing a
comprehe n sive report on the entire project .
I t will
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April 18, 1966
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include consideration of new and proposed development
in all parts of t h e area as it relates to transit.
A lump sum contract for about $ 50 , 000 will be made between ARMPC and Hammer , Greene & Siler Associates for
economic and financial studies. Th is will include determination of all feasible methods of financing the
system in stages , equitable formulas for cost-sharing
among participating governments , proper allocations of
capital costs, projections of tax digests, and the
preparation of a comprehensive financial plan with appropriate reports.
About $37, 000 will be for admi nistration, staff planners , audit , travel , and ARMPC overhead chargeable to
the transit project.
Th is is an eleven-month pro j ect , probably beginning in
J une, 1966.
3.
Th e Authority wi l l make a cost - plus contract with
Parsons , Brinckerhoff - Tudor- Becht el to cover other
continuing engineering services required ov er and
above the two federall y- assisted programs. The amount
of work to be done u nder this contract within about a
year from J ly 1 , 1966 , is estimated at $1 00 , 000 , although the extent of work required cannot be determined
e xa ctly .
The financial position of t h e Authority at present is a s
follows ~
Local p ledged money for 1966 ~
$ 91 08 00
Fu lton Cou nty
Atlanta
DeKa l b County
Clayton County
Gwinnett County
Amount e xp ected from
$ 3 0 , 000
30
8 2 , 77
23 , 190
18 , 210
84 ,
u.
S . Go v ernment
_e.0 , 000
$ 550 , 000
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Actual amounts received as of April 15 :
City of Atlanta
DeKalb County
$ 21 , 007.50
20,692.50
$ 41,700.00
Total
Amount disbursed for expenses to date
21,084.46
$ 20 , 615.54
On Hand
Amount now due from local governments ~
City of Atlanta
Clayton County
DeKalb county
Fulton County
· Gwinnett County
$ 21,007.50
11 , 595.00
20,692.50
45,900.00
9,105.00
$108,300.00
Summary of requirements for the $ 3 00, 000 local government funds :
Disbursements to date for expenses of
Study Commission
Matching funds for 701 planning project
$ 21 , 084.46
62,S0Q.00
Non-federal engineering contract
1 00,000.00
Authority staff , office o verhead ,
equipment, and items not chargeable
to federal projects
116 , 415.54
Total
$ 300 , 000.00
On April 14 , the Ch airman , Mr. Rich , and the Vice Chairman , Mr .
Blount , reviewed the program with the Secretary, Mr . Bennett ,
the Legal Counsel , Mr . Etheridge , and representative s of the
two consult i ng firms ~ Mr. W. O. Salter of Pa rs ons , Brinckerh off ,
Quade and Douglas ; and Mr . Alan Welty of Hammer and Company.
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April 18, 1966
Meetings have been held with the appropriate federal officials
of HUD.
The Chairman has sent letters to the participating governments
requesting quarterly payments due on the 1966 pledges.
It has been decided to call a meeting of the Authority for the
first week of May.
I would like to try May 3rd at 4:00 P. M.
in the Glenn Building 6th floor conference room. Will MARTA
members please let my office know if this is acceptable?
For your information, I have been asked by Senator Harrison
Williams (N. J.) to testify April 28 before the Senate Housing
Sub-Committee relative to proposed new mass transit legislation.

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