2016 Transit: What To Hope For

Now that the Transit Bill has (finally) passed the House…

 WHAT DO WE HOPE FOR?

… if  the Senate passes the bill and City of Atlanta residents vote to approve the MARTA tax?

Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station

 

I hope we can build the entire BeltLine Loop all the way around Atlanta.

I hope we can build the North Avenue Crosstown Streetcar.

I hope we can build the Atlanta Streetcar connectors east and west of the existing Streetcar Downtown– up Marietta Street to Coca-Cola and east to the Krog Street Market.

I hope we can add a MARTA station on the existing line north of the Arts Center Station at Pershing Point-Sherwood Forest and Armour-Ottley Station. Cabbagetown at the Krog Tunnel, and Adair Park to connect the heavy rail with the BeltLine light rail.

Wait, how much money do we have to spend?

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I have shown a different northern path, in order to access Atlantic Station and West Midtown, since Buckhead has eschewed transit. The rest is more/less as planned, except the new stations on existing MARTA lines.

I am so excited for the prospects of having a City of Atlanta ONLY transit expansion.

Buckhead said they don’t want it… fine, for now. The other counties are not included,

so this could be the greatest opportunity for intown transit since the 1970’s.

Come on, MARTA, get on the BeltLine!  Everybody vote YES for BeltLine transit and the Atlanta Streetcar expansion!

 

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Midtown MARTA Station
The Atlanta Streetcar passing through Downtown Atlanta
The Atlanta Streetcar passing through Downtown Atlanta
photo by David Mold

 

 

 

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