The Georgia General Assembly created the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (The ATL) during the 2018 legislative session to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for the metro Atlanta region.
The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan and identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit. The ATL is also charged with creating a unified regional transit system brand.
Effective July 1, 2020, the ATL was legislatively authorized to oversee the state’s Xpress regional commuter transit system and the Atlanta region’s vanpool system. The population of metro Atlanta is growing rapidly and is projected to add an additional 2.5 million residents by 2040.