MARTA visiting Emory/CDC area to discuss expansion

AJC: MARTA is seeking input from businesses along a potential future expansion route between Lindbergh Center and Avondale stations.



$8B MARTA Rail Expansion Proposal Explained

WABE: MARTA is ready to expand rail operation and envisions an $8 billion development push for proposed routes and services. The plan must be approved by the state legislature before the expansion goes into effect.   [READ MORE]


MARTA to make an $8 billion pitch to change the face of Atlanta

AJC: For 50 years or more, even before I-285 was finished, metro Atlanta’s orientation has been circular. There is Inside-the-Perimeter, Outside-the-Perimeter, and the rest of Georgia. That landscape may be about to change. Drastically.  [READ MORE]


Decatur Now Ticketing Metered Street Parking on Saturdays

DecaturMetro: For many years, Decatur had a sort of gentleman’s agreement with its residents regarding Saturday street parking.

If you had been around long enough, you discovered that the PALS – who write the city’s parking tickets – didn’t work on Saturdays, so while all official Decatur documentation about metered parking said that you needed to pump coins (and more recently credit cards) into the meters on Saturday, those “in the know” could save some cash on Saturdays. [READ MORE]

"DHCA Response to MARTA Project"

DHCA : Last year, the DHCA was invited to comment on the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative, a light rail project planned by MARTA and the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association. MARTA sought community opinion about the project. The association’s transportation committee recently submitted feedback: DHCA Feedback on Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative.

For more information about the project, please follow the additional links.

Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative Scoping Meetings

first mtg is tonight: 6pm - 8pm / Westminister Presbyterian Church / 1438 Sheridan Rd, NE

The Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative is MARTA's proposed light rail line linking the Lindbergh and Avondale Stations.  It will provide rail service to one of the region's most congested areas - and biggest job centers - serving Emory University & Hospital, CDC, Children's Heatlhcare, and VA Hospital.    [READ MORE]

Light rail for Clifton Corridor - public meetings

From Laura Douglas-Brown in the Emory Report: "Two public meetings set for early December are among the next steps in a multi-year effort to bring light rail transit to the Clifton corridor, including stops convenient to the Emory campus, Emory University Hospital and the CDC...." [Read more.]

District 2 update 9/4/14

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda; MARTA repairs and temporary schedule adjustments.

MARTA survey

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: In an effort to transform MARTA for future growth in the Atlanta region, the Authority is in the midst of investigating ways to improve access to bus, rail and Mobility (paratransit) services. Dubbed the Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA), this initiative involves feedback from employees, current customers and the general public.  Please take a moment to complete a short online survey on what improvements you’d like to see in MARTA’s rail and bus service. 

County adopts bike-friendly transportation plan

From Bike Emory: " The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners has adopted aComplete Streets Policy as a part of its new Comprehensive Transportation plan. What does this mean for bicyclists? Simply put, DeKalb now has a policy stating that “all roadway projects, both new construction and retrofit/reconstruction projects, consi

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