Public Input for MARTA’s GA. 400 Alternative Analysis

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) needs public input on potential high capacity transit improvements along the GA 400 in North Fulton County.  Here’s a chance to share your ideas with key staff as they plan for this important corridor.

MARTA, in coordination with regional and corridor stakeholders, is undertaking the Georgia 400 Corridor Transit Initiative – Alternatives Analysis to consider a variety of alignment and transit technology options to improve regional mobility and accessibility in one of the region’s most important and heavily congested corridors.

The Alternatives Analysis will assess the need for high-capacity transit connections between the Perimeter Center area near the interchange of I-285 and GA 400 in the City of Sandy Springs and McGinnis Ferry Road in northern Fulton County.

To engage the public in the project and get feedback, MARTA will be host a public meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fulton County North Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs.

The meeting will introduce the project to the community, present existing conditions, and gather ideas for the Corridor. For information on the project, visit the website at http://www.itsmarta.com/north-line-400-corr.aspx, check out the Connect 400 Facebook page, call MARTA Project Manager Jason Morgan at 404-848-4494 or email the project team at Connect400@itsmarta.com.

Find this article at: http://www.northfulton.com/Articles-TOP-STORIES-c-2012-01-23-191103.114126-sub-Tell-MARTA-where-you-think-Ga-400-should-go.html

4 Responses to Public Input for MARTA’s GA. 400 Alternative Analysis

  1. Jim Durrett says:

    I don’t think you mean “high-speed rail”. I think you mean high-capacity transit.

  2. stuart anderson says:

    Rail is costly and costly to maintain. Rail locks in an expensive transportation corridor that the population can move away from.
    The express bus gives more flexibility.

    • Hi Stuart! The study will look at a range of transit technologies, including bus-based options. That’s what Alternatives Analysis studies are all about: Choosing the appropriate transit improvement to implement within the specific context of a given study area that demonstrates a need for some form of transit improvement. Public feedback is an important component to this, so definitely keep your eye on TSPOT or the MARTA Connect 400 homepage for more opportunities to participate.

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