Open House to Discuss South Fulton Transportation Plan

May 16, 2014


Next week Fulton County transportation division staff  will hold a series of meetings to discuss the recently completed South Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP). This ARC-funded effort outlines planned transportation improvements in South Fulton across a 20-year horizon. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the plan and solicit feedback from the public to help prioritize the short-term project recommendations as the county moves to implement the plan.


Meeting Locations  (Both meetings will take place from 6:30 to 8:30PM)


Monday, May 19th – Burdett Gymnasium (Multipurpose Room)

2945 Burdett Road, College Park, GA 30349


Thursday, May 22nd – Southwest Arts Center

915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331


The information gleaned from these community sessions will be used as feedback for staff to help prioritize future funding opportunities. If you can’t make it to one of these meetings, feel free to offer feedback through this online survey or by directly contacting  Antonio Valenzuela  at 404-612-0520 or

Public Hearings on MARTA FY 2015 Budget Announced

May 7, 2014


MARTA will hold a series of public hearings on the proposed 2015 budget on May 13th, 14th and 15th at various locations throughout the MARTA service area. The public is invited to attend and offer feedback at one of five meetings, listed below:

Tuesday, May 13th 

Atlanta City Hall (7:00PM)

555 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta


Decatur Recreation Center (7:00PM)

231 Sycamore Street, Decatur


Wednesday, May 14th

MARTA Headquarters (3:00PM)

2424Piedmont Road, Atlanta


Thursday, May 15th

College Park Public Safety Annex

3717 College Street, College Park


North Springs United Methodist Church

7770 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs

Earn a Starbucks Gift Card for Participating in a MARTA Breeze Card Survey

May 7, 2014

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Do you ride MARTA? Researchers at Georgia Tech are looking for participants for a study about technologies used by MARTA riders and their potential impact on transit ridership. To participate in the study, fill out this short, online survey between now and May 12th.

As compensation for completing the survey, you will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. Instructions to receive the gift card are on the last page of the survey.   The survey only takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. Survey  questions will inquire upon:

  1. Your use of the MARTA bus and rail system
  2. Your use of smartphones apps related to MARTA
  3. Information about you, for example, your age and ethnicity
  4. Your Breeze Card number, a 16-digit number on the back of your Breeze Card fare media. This number is anonymous and not linked to any personal information.

For more information about the survey, you may contact Georgia Tech PhD Student Candace Brakewood at or Professor Kari Watkins at

MARTA Announces Regional Small and Minority Business Summit

September 10, 2013


The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will sponsor a Regional Small and Minority Business Summit on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the MARTA Headquarters Building. The purpose of this event is to provide small and minority-owned firms with a forecast of collaborations, projects, and initiatives which will provide significant contracting opportunities throughout the  Atlanta region. Small and minority-owned businesses are invited to attend, where they will be given the opportunity to match-make andnetwork with the primes who are seeking those particular services.

The Regional Summit will be conducted in two sessions on Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the MARTA Headquarters Building Atrium located at 2424 Piedmont Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324.  To register for the Regional Summit, please email Talmech M. Williams at, no later than Friday, September 13, 2013, to confirm participation in this event. If interested, please indicate the services offered by your organization within the RSVP.

GA-400 Corridor Transit Study Nears Key Milestone

March 12, 2013


As MARTA continues the process of identifying a transit alternative to compete for federal funding on the Georgia 400 corridor, planners with the transit authority invite the public to comment and provide feedback at an upcoming project public meeting. Staff will be on hand to present alternative alignments which will move forward into a further round of analysis, leading to a final locally preferred alternative (LPA) consisting of a specific route alignment and transit modal technology.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21st at Mimosa Elementary School (1550 Warsaw Road, Roswell GA 30076) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. For more information, visit the Connect 400 website, Facebook page or contact Jason Morgan (project manager for the Connect 400 transit initiative) at connect400 [at]

Additional Community Workshop Meetings Scheduled for Big Creek Parkway Project in Roswell

March 1, 2013

As noted in an earlier Spotlight post, the City of Roswell is considering a new roadway to help alleviate local traffic congestion and provide better connectivity between the eastern and western portions of the city.  The proposed project, which is documented in the 2010 North Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan, would provide a new roadway from Warsaw Road just north of Holcomb Bridge Road (SR 140), extending east across SR 400 between the Holcomb Bridge Road and Mansell Road interchanges.  The new road would then connect to the existing intersection of Old Alabama Road and Holcomb Woods Parkway and end at Holcomb Bridge Road (SR 140).  The proposed project scope incorporates complete street principles, with provisions for sidewalks and a multiuse path.

Roswell will host two community workshop meetings on the Big Creek Parkway Project.

The first will be on March 5 from 5-7 p.m. at the Atlanta Academy Auditorium

2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway

The second will be on March 11 from 5-7 p.m. at Doubletree Hotel (Grand Barrington Ballroom)

1075 Holcomb Bridge Road

Roswell residents, business owners and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

Learn About TOD Investment Opportunities at MARTA’s Development Day

February 14, 2013


The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) invites the public to attend “Development Day,” an event which aims to educate attendees about the Authority’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Program. Presentations by MARTA and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will focus on:

• Highlighting development opportunities at selected MARTA Stations

• Informing attendees about upcoming RFP/RFQ releases

• Providing opportunities for networking and interaction with other developers, regional stakeholders, public officials and MARTA staff

• Presenting demographic and market analysis opportunities for TODs

Development day will take place on Thursday, March 7th from 1PM to 4PM at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

If interested, please register here:

For additional information, please contact:

Ted Tarantino (ttarantino [at] or 404-848-5397