Public Comment Period for PLAN 2040 Regional Transportation Plan Begins

May 20, 2011

ARC invites you to help shape the future of the Atlanta region by participating in the final formal public comment period for PLAN 2040, the Atlanta region’s latest long-range transportation plan.

Some highlights of the 30-year, $60.5  billion dollar financially-constrained plan include:

  • $21 million dollars  for scoping studies along key transportation corridors
  • $230 million for safety-enhancing  programs and projects
  • $91 million to continue ARC’s award-winning Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) program in support of PLAN 2040’s sustainability goal
  • $2.1 billion for congestion relief through coordinated expansion of transit and managed lanes facilities
  • $229 million for cost-effective traffic control and operational projects such as corridor signalization upgrades
ARC will accept public comment from May 20 to June 20. You can comment in any of the following three ways:
  1. Attend the public hearing during the May 25 ARC Board meeting. Sign up between noon and 1 p.m. for the comment period, which begins at 1 p.m.
  2. Particpate in our sixth and final online public meeting at your convenience between now and June 20. Review the facts and take a few minutes to give ARC your thoughts or to ask questions. This online public meeting is available 24/7.
  3. Make comments or ask questions by calling 404.463.3272 or emailing PLAN2040@atlantaregional.com.

MARTA to Host Open House for Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative

May 13, 2011

On Thursday, May 19, 2011, MARTA will host an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Emory University Conference Center to discuss improving mobility in the heavily-traveled Clifton Corridor in DeKalb County – home to Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the VA Hospital, Emory Healthcare and the DeKalb Medical Center.  In coordination with the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association, MARTA is working with the community to identify the best transit options to improve traffic congestion and quality of life for those living and working in this area.

MARTA staff will be on hand to help the public learn more about the project, speak with project team members, provide input on potential transit alternatives and comment on the project.  There will not be a formal presentation at the open house.

To learn more, visit the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative’s Facebook page or MARTA’s Clifton Corridor website.