MARTA Narrows Clifton Corridor Transit Line to Three Options

The agency has selected three potential plans for building a light rail or bus rapid transit line that would serve Emory University and other major employment and commercial hubs.

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November 10, 2022, 9:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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Atlanta-area residents will soon get a look at three proposed options for the Clifton Corridor transit line, a route originally proposed as light rail but which could be scaled back to a bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

According to John Ruch, writing in the Saporta Report, the line would run between Buckhead and either Avondale or Decatur, with stops such as Emory University along the way. After holding public meetings earlier this year, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) selected three of ten proposed alternatives for routes and modes. These will be presented to the public at meetings on November 15 and 17.

Planetizen first covered the Clifton Corridor in 2018, when details about MARTA’s plans for spending revenue from a new voter-approved tax were revealed. The area, a major job center, is not connected to the rest of the region by a major interstate or rail transit.

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