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Old 07-03-2018, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Lindbergh, Atlanta
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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As city and MARTA officials take a proposed $2.5 billion transportation plan to the public, advocates for the Atlanta Beltline want to go back to the drawing board.

The Beltline’s original architect Ryan Gravel and former city council president Cathy Woolard led a group that spoke to the MARTA board Wednesday. They want MARTA to reprioritize funding for light-rail so that transit encircles the entire 22-mile Beltline corridor, rather than just a fraction of it.

As proposed, a seven-mile, $365 million light-rail project is planned along the 22-mile Beltline, with three miles of transit from Ponce City Market to Lindbergh Station and four miles from southwest Atlanta to Oakland City Station.

But, the most expensive project coming out of months of vetting between MARTA, city and Beltline officials is four miles of light rail on the Clifton Corridor from Lindbergh Station to a new station near Emory and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Light rail along the Clifton Corridor is estimated to cost $786 million, or about 30 percent of the entire transportation improvement plan, also known as the More MARTA program.
In 2016, Atlanta voters approved a one-half cent sales tax to expand MARTA inside the city. The tax is expected to generate $2.5 billion over the next 40 years.

Beltline supporters including Gravel believe rail should run through the Clifton Corridor, and the project has been envisioned for years. But, part of DeKalb County where Emory and CDC form a large jobs cluster had not yet been annexed into the city when voters approved the one-half cent sales tax.

The annexation was completed last year.

Volunteers with a group called Beltline Rail Now held a meeting earlier this week where advocates including Gravel said the Clifton Corridor was a regional project and should not be only funded by the half-cent sales tax. It should involve regional partnerships.

“Let Atlanta focus the money on projects that will develop its vision,” Gravel told supporters Tuesday night.

In a statement, Emory said it supports extending MARTA rail and bus service throughout metro Atlanta.

“The Clifton Corridor is the largest employment center in metro Atlanta without direct connection to MARTA rail or the interstate,” according to the statement. “MARTA connects destination points for riders in metro Atlanta, and the Clifton Corridor line will provide access to thousands of jobs at Emory, the CDC, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the VA and retail establishments. It will also serve as an important option for patients and visitors.”
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Originally Posted by Triptychthree View Post
I did a quick search, but does anyone have an explanation as to why the cross-town route along North Ave was removed? You'd think it'd be a priority to get from the residential along the Beltline, into the core where a majority of the jobs/activity is...and for the commuters that travel north to Buckhead/Dunwoody, rather than taking LRT to Lindbergh and changing there, they could take Marta from the North Ave station after taking that cross-town route in from say Virginia-Highland.
It was replaced with BRT on North Ave, a worthy alternative.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:15 AM
 
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It was replaced with BRT on North Ave, a worthy alternative.

BRT
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_rapid_transit_creep
http://beyonddc.com/log/?p=2546
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/brt-c...ndrew-collings

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Old 07-12-2018, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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It was replaced with BRT on North Ave, a worthy alternative.
Tell me this is a joke
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:06 PM
 
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Tell me this is a joke
Cq loves BRT and does not see a problem with BRT Creep.
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Cq loves BRT and does not see a problem with BRT Creep.
That is not true and I have brought up BRT-Creep, GS 400 Express Lanes and Bus Rapid Transit
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:47 AM
 
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That is not true and I have brought up BRT-Creep, GS 400 Express Lanes and Bus Rapid Transit
I know--I introduced you to BRT Creep.
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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I know--I introduced you to BRT Creep.
MARTA has a very specific internal definition of what BRT is, as well as what many other bus service types are. Many of the elements that make up BRT creep actually shift the route into a different service type as per MARTA's own internal definitions.

That's why, when they say BRT, I take them at their word that they mean proper BRT.
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:50 AM
 
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Good point by point breakdown of needed fixes to MoreMARTA plan to prioritize Beltline Rail:

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Summary

https://beltlinerailnow.com/news/201...-beltline-cost
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