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MARTA seeks Fed cash for rail expansion

It only costs $250 million per mile

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MARTA wants federal monies to help stretch its heavy rail lines further east, according to WABE.

Currently, the transit system's East-West train tracks run from Bankhead to Stone Mountain. MARTA officials want to add five stops on its blue line to cart passengers as far as Stonecrest Mall in south DeKalb County.

Heavy rail typically costs about $250 million per mile, says MARTA's assistant general manager, Benjamin Limmer.

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