Box 21, Folder 4, Document 12

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"~AR.TA
REPORTS TO THE
PEOPLE IT SERVES . . . "
FIRST
ANNUAL REPORT
1966
METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY
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CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
The progress made in the first year of our Authority
has exceeded our most optimistic expectations. The successes a chieved and the public and private acceptance of
the rapid transit project have been most encouraging.
One of the first tasks facing the Authority when it
officially came into being January 3, 1966 was that of obtaining funds to begin the revision of the 1962 plan for
rapid transit and the preliminary engineering on the system itself. The $300,000 financial support pledged by the
pa rticipating governments provided funds to set up offices
and matching funds for application for federal funds. Applica tions were made to and granted by the U . S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for funds to
finance two programs. These funds were immediately put
to work, a nd the work is under way.
Later in the year another application was made under
the "Section 9" provision of the Mass Transportation Act,
and this also was approved, providing us with $369,000 to
expand a nd continue the work being done.
In December, then-Governor Ca rl Sanders announced
that the State budget would contain a r equest for $500,000
over two years for MARTA. This was made possible by
a constitutional amendment which was approved by 55
per cent of the voters in the State in Nove~ber, and _is
the first financial support from the State m the rapid
transit project.
The nucleus of th e MARTA staff was formed with the
a ppointment of H enry L . Stuart as General M a nager. Mr.
Stuart has begun the work of securing qualified persons to
fill key positions.
The a cceptance of the project by Federal, Sta te, and
Loca l Governments, a nd by the people of the State At
Large, a nd in the M etropolitan Atlanta Area, h as been
most gra tifying a nd inspires u s to increase our effor ts in
1967 for even greater strides toward our ultima~e goal of
providing our citizens the most m odern, efficient , and
economical rapid tra nsit system possible.
RICHARD H. RICH,
Chairman
GENERAL MANAGER
On June 28, 1966 we signed a contract with the consulting engineers, Parsons Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel for
preliminary engineering work on the North-South Line
between Oglethorpe and the airport. The Atlanta Region
Metropolitan Planning Commission also signed contra cts
with Parsons Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel and H ammer ,
Greene, Siler Associates to update the 1962 plan in its
entirety. This committed to the work approximately 310
thousand dollars of which $62,500 was local funds.
The financial r eport on page 3 and the charts on page
4 indicate the income and expenditures of the Authority
during 1966. These figures include the non-recurring expenditures required to establish the offices for the staff, a nd
the funds committed but not expended as "m a tching funds"
for programs financed in part with federal funds.
The preliminary engineering a nd updated planning
will result in definition of routes, operating expenses, fa re
structures, and service requirements in the light of ch an ges
that have occurred in M etropolitan Atlanta since 1962.
This work will place your Authority in a position to proceed with detail design and right of wa y acquisition.
In the closing days of the 89th Congress the p assage
of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1966 was one
of the m ost encouraging events of the yea r . It m eans that
our work will continue without interruption .
This very com plex job of developin g th e best rapid
t ransit system in the wo rld requires ca reful plannin g an d
engineering, which , in th e early stages, is very time consuming. W ork is m oving a head as rapidly as possible, considering the requirements for attention to detail and highquality planning a nd engineering, and the yea r 1967 should
see som e m ajor achievem ents in the engineering efforts .
HEN RY L. STUART,
General Manager
METROPOLITAN ATLANTA
RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY
B OB G LEN N BLD G . · t 20 MARIETT A S T . , N . W .
A TL A NTA , GA . 303 03 · PH O N E 524- 5 711
.. DIRECTED BY THE GEORGIA STATE
LEGISLATURE TO DEVELOP A RAPID
TRANSIT SYSTEM FOR THE S-COUNT.Y
METROPOLITAN ATLANTA AREA. "
Edi ted by KI NG E LLIOTT
.•,
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
R ICHARD
R OBERT F.
OFFI CERS :
Chairman
R OY A. BLOU N T, V ic e Chair111.an
A DAMSON , T r easurer
GL ENN E. BE NNETT, S ecr etary
H.
R ICH,
CITY O F ATL ANTA :
L. D . MfLTON
MILLS B. L ANE, J R.
RAWSON HAVERTY
RICHARD H . R ICH
CLAYTON COUNTY:
E DGAR BLALOCK
D EKALB COU N TY :
R oy A . BLOUNT
D R. S ANFORD ATWOOD
w.
FULTON COUNT Y:
A . P ULVER
MITCHELL C. BISHOP
GW I NNETT COUNTY :
K. A. M CMILLO N
COBB COUNTY ( O bser ver)
OTIS A. BRUM BY, JR
MARTA STAFF:
H ENRY L. STUART, Gen eral Manag er
K I NG E L LIOTT, Director of Public Informa tion
H . N . J OHNSON, S ecretary to Gen er al Manag er
Richard J-l . R ich , Chairm an (right-center, with pipe) presides oi·er
m eetings o f the M A RT A Board of D irectors. T he Board m eetings are
held th e first T uesday of each month , and are open to the public.
T he Second International Conference on Urban Transportation will
be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., April 17-19, 1967. T heme fo r the Confere nce will be "The Urban Push : Cities in Motion ."
" If an urban rapid transit system never earned an operati~g profi t,
it would sti ll pay fo r itself a thousand times over through its beneficial impact on real estate values and increased assessment." G. Warren Heenan , Past President of the Toro nto (O ntario) R eal Estate
Board .
�STATEMENT OF
CASH RECEIPT
AN
SBU
MENT
FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1966
Cash R eceipts From:
AnTH U R
A....... OEn sr: N & Co.
/\T....,.-Y,o. ,Q r..oMO l,O.
Local Governments
Other
$290,895.00
429.48
To the Boa rd o r Dt r ec t or a o r
TOTAL
$291,324.48
Hetropolttan At.ll nu l!apt d
TTa n11Jt Autho r ity :
lie have 11 z u:1!ned the ata t 111111nt or caah r acetp t i: and
d t ,bur 1111::111nt1 o r the ?-let r o p o l1tan Atlanta Rapid Tr 11nalt Autho r ity (,
Cash Disbursements For:
Ceo r11ta ciuntctpal co r po r ation) ro r the 1aa r ended Decaabu· Jl , 1966 .
Ou r 11 111:i l na tt on 11a11 made in acco r dancet 111th 111n11 r al l 7 a ccepted
Planning and E ngineering (Note 1)
72,848.09
Administrative & General
96,072.07
Unexpended Funds
$122,404.32
TOTAL
$291,324.48
audlttn1 ounda r d, , and accordtna l y inc l uded •uch te•U or th•
•ccount1n1 r ecord11 and 11uch o t her audh1n1 p r o c edu r e• aa '-'e conaldercd
nece1e, r1 1n the c!reu:1Unce1 .
In ou r opinion , t he aee:0111panyln1 a tateaa nt preHnt• ra! r ly
the c1111h r eceipt• end dt11bur11e:.,.ent11
or
the Hetropoltun At lanta Rapid
Tr ana!t Authority !'o r the yea r ended Decembe r )1 , 1966.
Atlanta , Geor11a ,
January 12 , 1967 .
1. The Authority has a contract with the Atla nta R egion
M etropolitan Planning Commission to u pda te th e 1962
plan and program of rapid transit for the Atlanta
m etropolitan region. The Authority is committed to
pay $61,188 for this work of which $31,250 has been
paid as of December 31, 1966. The remainder of the
funds required by the P lanning Commission for this
project (approximately $122,000) will be provided by
the United States Government under Section 701 of
the Housing Act of 1954. The Commission also has (1)
a contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel to
provide the engineering services required to upda te the
1962 plan, and (2) a cont ract with Hammer, Greene,
Siler Associates, Inc. to update the financial and organization considerations of the 1962 plan.
The Authority has a contract with th e same engineers
to provide extended work and engineering support in
addition to that provided under the Commission contract. The engineers are to be paid cost plus a fee for
each project under the contract (total cost not to exceed $100,000) .
2. The Authority has a commitment from the Department
of Housing a nd Urban Development of the United States
Government to advance $125,000 to it t o be used for
preliminary planning a nd engineering for t he construction of the initial operations of the rapid transit system.
The advance is noninterest bearing and repayable only
upon the start of construction of the system. The Authority h as entered into a contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel to perform this work.
Drawings of rapid transit cars now in use or on order by
existing rapid transit systems. M ARTA engineers will examine all types of rapid transit cars before final design is
determined.
�WHERE THE MONEY
CAME FROM
AND WENT
IN
1966
Gwinnett
3.1%
• Docs not include
F ederal Funds fo r ARMPC's
Transit Project
/Ind ue 1967 We ShJedd See,,,
INCOME
EXPENDITURES
U. S. Department
of
Housing and Urban
Development
"
..c:
6
54.8%
Administration
16.9%
"The reason for building the system itself gives rise to a comprehensive set of environmental design requirements that need most
serious consideration. Though the system is a utility, in the sense
that it is a useful necessity, it isn't like water, or light or heat, or
even telephones, in that everybody needs some for his own use.
It's equally a necessity to those who don't use it. Those, for instance, who drive on less crowded roads and find parking spots
easier as a result of it. So that there is no one who is not affected
by the existence of the system, whether he rides on it or just looks
BAY AREA
RAPID TRANSIT
as seen by:
Sprague Thresher, Staff Architect,
Parsons Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel.
~l
at it, or never even heard of it-if that's possible ... If there can
be more to it than just fast, safe transportation and if it can contribute to the life and the growth of the community and if it can
enrich the rider a little bit, then truly it will be a design for people
and this is really what is happening."

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