Congresswoman Nikema Williams Announces $25 Million for South DeKalb Transit Hub

WASHINGTON Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced that the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Agency (MARTA) will be awarded a $25 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Bus and Bus Facilities Program.

The funds will support completion of a 2,500 square foot transit hub to be built adjacent to The Gallery at South DeKalb. The hub will provide riders with a safe and covered space to catch and transfer buses and purchase fares with park and ride availability. Congresswoman Williams requested the funds in a letter of support sent to the Federal Transit Administration earlier this year.

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said: 

“I am proud to support this $25 million federal investment in safety and accessibility for MARTA riders in South DeKalb. This funding, made possible by President Biden’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, underscores our commitment to advancing transit equity. In partnership with our transit leaders, we will  continue building stronger connections to jobs and economic opportunity for everyone—no matter your ZIP Code, no matter your bank account.”

Collie Greenwood, MARTA General Manager and CEO said: 

“We are thrilled to receive the full grant amount requested and grateful to the FTA for recognizing the need for this important transit hub,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Collie Greenwood. “This grant covers almost 70 percent of the funding for this project and supports the improvement of bus facilities and amenities and workforce development in DeKalb.” 

The Bus and Bus Facilities grant program was established under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021. The program supports local efforts to buy or modernize buses, improve bus facilities, and support workforce development. $390 million was made available nationally through the competitive grant.

Amber English Coleman, 

Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District on the exclusive Financial Services Committee. She is a champion of voting rights and builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams is committed to closing the racial wealth gap and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of your ZIP code or bank account.


Recent Posts

Jul 22, 2024

Congresswoman Nikema Williams Passes Investments in Fifth District Water Infrastructure 

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) voted to pass the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2024, legislation that will authorize crucial investments in America’s water infrastructure. Each Congress must reauthorize WRDA legislation. Included in this year’s WRDA are three provisions championed by Congresswoman Williams:  Congresswoman Williams (GA-05) said:  “Reliable water infrastructure is […]

Jun 27, 2024

Congresswoman Nikema Williams Reintroduces Legislation to Promote Safe Gun Storage

WASHINGTON –Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) introduced the Storing All Firearms Effectively and Safely (SAFES) Act, legislation that creates a 90 percent refundable tax credit up to $500 for individuals or $1000 for couples to purchase a gun safe to safely store their firearms. Co-leading introduction of the bill with Congresswoman Williams are Representatives Gabe […]

Jun 14, 2024

Congresswoman Nikema Williams Addresses Republican Games in the National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement after voting no on the FY 2025 National Defense Authorization Act:  Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said:  “Another day, another political game by Republicans in Congress, this time it’s an attack on the freedoms of the men and women in our armed services. Republicans used […]