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Old 01-23-2019, 03:45 PM
 
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"Transit has helped shape metro Atlanta and fuel our region's growth," ARC Executive Director Doug Hooker said. "Concept 3 presents an exciting version of how an expanded transit network can provide new transportation options, improve mobility across the region and maintain our economic competitiveness."

Highlights of the list, broken down by municipality, include:

• Atlanta -- Expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar along the entire Atlanta Beltline and several crosstown routes.

• Clayton County -- Commuter rail to Lovejoy; bus rapid transit on U.S. 41.

• Cobb County -- A bus rapid transit line connecting Kennesaw State University and MARTA's Arts Center station.

• DeKalb County -- Light rail along the Clifton Corridor between MARTA's Lindbergh and Avondale stations.

• Gwinnett County -- Heavy rail between the Doraville MARTA station and Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

• North Fulton County -- A bus rapid transit line on Piedmont and Roswell roads.

• South Fulton County -- Bus rapid transit on Roosevelt Highway and South Fulton Industrial.

• Multi-county -- Light rail along the top end of the Interstate 285 corridor, from Vinings to Doraville.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:34 PM
 
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ARC has always seemed a step behind the times with regards to transit. This list is no exception and shows lack of vision from what should be the champion of progress for the metro. Their job is literally to plan and coordinate for land use, transportation, and infrastructure in the years to come.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:35 PM
 
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Here’s the interactive project map
ArcGIS Web Application
https://whatsnextatl.org/these-56-po...ransit-future/
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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ARC has always seemed a step behind the times with regards to transit. This list is no exception and shows lack of vision from what should be the champion of progress for the metro. Their job is literally to plan and coordinate for land use, transportation, and infrastructure in the years to come.
They really do seem to be aggregating plans rather than proposing anything on their own, really.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:38 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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They really do seem to be aggregating plans rather than proposing anything on their own, really.

Welcome to being an MPO.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Welcome to being an MPO.
Might as well be a MAO at this point.
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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I want to see a high-capacity, bi-articulated, tram-like, really slick and cool looking BRT system on Cobb Pkwy, which is the best corridor to do it since it's perfectly straight for miles.



Running in barrier protected, dedicated bus lanes, in the middle of the roadway. With protected pedestrian crossings from the stations to either side, where there could be transit oriented redevelopments and such.

BRT can be fantastic IF you do like it that, and with high frequency operation. And it's a lot cheaper than rail and can come online much quicker. DO IT.
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I want to see a high-capacity, bi-articulated, tram-like, really slick and cool looking BRT system on Cobb Pkwy, which is the best corridor to do it since it's perfectly straight for miles.



Running in barrier protected, dedicated bus lanes, in the middle of the roadway. With protected pedestrian crossings from the stations to either side, where there could be transit oriented redevelopments and such.

BRT can be fantastic IF you do like it that, and with high frequency operation. And it's a lot cheaper than rail and can come online much quicker. DO IT.
If it's full-BRT with mentioned above sure it'll be an improvement over existing bus in mixed traffic. Otherwise if it's queue jumping lanes, just forget it.
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:07 AM
 
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They really do seem to be aggregating plans rather than proposing anything on their own, really.
I was always curious about ARC's. How much power and influence do they actually have?
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Old Yesterday, 09:50 AM
 
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Here's a full scale image. Love it!!!

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