The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority said Monday that its fiscal crisis has worsened since it took measures to deal with a $60 million budget shortfall in mid-December.

The Georgia State Economic Forecasting Center predicted in late December that MARTA would suffer an additional deficit of $10 million this fiscal year and that the authority would experience a cumulative loss of more than $1.2 billion in sales tax revenue over the next 10 years — up from a loss of $588 million predicted in September. 

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