MARTA Invests Budget Surplus Back Into Customers

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MARTA ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus for the first time in years. MARTA CEO Richard Krisak announced this week that despite ending 2012 with a $33 million deficit, they managed to turn that around into a $9 million surplus. So where is that $9 million going?

Right back to the customer, says Krisak. While the surplus won’t be use to restoring full MARTA service, however it will be used to target certain aspects of the system. For example, MARTA station restrooms will reopen. It has also been reported that rail service on the North Springs will run for two additional hours in the evening. After years of budget cuts and service scale-backs, Krisnak hopes to attract lost and new customers through shortened wait times and these targeted improvements.

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