- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - A deadline is looming for the City of Atlanta and its plans to fix a multitude of problems with its streetcar before state regulators decide to put the brakes on the entire operation.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (https://on-ajc.com/21kHQ9Y ) reports that Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry gave Atlanta and MARTA until 5 p.m. Tuesday to submit plans to address 60 problems outlined in recent audits, including inadequate staffing and failure to properly investigate accidents. City officials say they’ll meet the deadline.

The city and MARTA share responsibility for the $98 million downtown streetcar. But state and federal law requires GDOT to oversee its safety and security.

Local media reports that no decision on the streetcar’s fate is expected today.


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