FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2020
MARTA CONGRATULATES FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER ON APPOINTMENT AS CHAIR OF NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) congratulates Fulton County District 1 Commissioner Liz Hausmann on her one-year term as chair of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Transportation Steering Committee.
The Fulton County Transit Master Plan was developed with Commissioner Hausmann’s support and leadership. The plan includes significant expansion of transit throughout the county, including Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) north on GA-400 and along South Fulton Parkway. The GA-400 project earned a commitment of state funding of $100 million, which is the state’s first significant investment in transit expansion.
“We are thrilled that Commissioner Hausmann has been chosen for this role. Liz has the unique ability to get into the details, while never losing sight of the big picture,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker. “In this position, she will have the opportunity to advance transit on a national stage as well as share lessons from metro Atlanta and learn from other regions.”
“I deeply appreciate my Fulton County Commissioner, Liz Hausmann, and her leadership on transportation,” said MARTA Board of Directors Chair Freda Hardage. “As Chair of NACo’s Transportation Steering Committee I am confident that she will advance policies that support transit, equitable mobility and economic development.”
The Transportation Steering Committee is responsible for NACo policy on all matters pertaining to federal transportation legislation, funding and regulation and its impacts on county government. This includes highway and bridge development, finance and safety, public transit development and finance, transportation planning, airport development and service, passenger and freight railroads, ports and waterways, freight movement, and research and development of new modes of transportation.