Public Hearings Scheduled for I-20 East Transit Study

I-20 East Transit Initiative

Work continues on the I-20 East Transit Initiative study, which has been covered in previous Spotlight posts. Incorporating feedback from the stakeholders and the public, staff have identified a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for transit capital improvements within the I-20 East corridor. The LPA outlines an extension MARTA service in DeKalb County via a heavy rail extension of the blue line from its existing eastern terminus at Indian Creek Station to the Mall at Stonecrest as well as new bus rapid transit service in the I-20 East corridor between Wesley Chapel Road and Downtown Atlanta. The study is now in the environmental phase, which will evaluate the potential benefits and impacts of the the LPA.

MARTA is holding a series of open house meetings on the I-20 study, in which the public will have a chance to learn more about the proposed project.

Monday, June 24
6‐7 PM: Open House
7‐8 PM: Presentation & Q/A
City of Atlanta
Old Council Chambers
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Tuesday, June 25
6‐7 PM: Open House
7‐8 PM: Presentation & Q/A
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts
& Community Center
3181 Rainbow Drive
Decatur, GA 30034

Thursday, June 27
6‐7 PM: Open House
7‐8 PM: Presentation & Q/A
Lou Walker Senior Center
2538 Panola Road
Lithonia, GA 30058

For the latest on this ongoing study, visit the project website at

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