Lawmakers OK boost to Atlanta Beltline – Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Mar

Lawmakers OK boost to Atlanta Beltline – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Legislation aimed at speeding up construction of the Atlanta Beltline sailed through the Georgia House of Representatives Monday.

The bill, which the House passed 158-4 and sent to the state Senate, would expand the state law governing urban redevelopment to allow the private sector to help finance and build transit projects.

Sections of the 22-mile Beltline, a corridor of proposed transit lines and open space through 45 Atlanta neighborhoods, have opened during the last several years. House Bill 960 would help accelerate progress on the project, said Rep. Jay Roberts, chairman of the House Transportation Committee and the measure’s chief sponsor.

“It allows them to streamline the process to get things done inside the Beltline a lot faster,” said Roberts, R-Ocilla.

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