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Old Yesterday, 07:03 PM
 
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An east-west transit line across the top of metro Atlanta would be financially sound and could happen relatively quickly, a study commissioned by seven metro Atlanta mayors concluded.

The project, which could eventually connect Northlake Mall in Tucker to Cumberland Parkway in Smyrna using managed lanes on I-285, is still in its preliminary stages. But those city leaders who have been championing an east-west connection said they were happy to learn that the concept was cost effective, as long as it didnít use fixed rails.

Mayors from Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties have been involved in the discussions, and proposed stops along the route could include the Bravesí SunTrust Park and The Battery, Roswell Road and I-285, Perimeter Mall and the Assembly project at the Doraville MARTA station..."

FULL STORY: https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt-...hPPX4chKLwRdM/

SOURCE: AJC
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Old Yesterday, 08:30 PM
 
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An east-west transit line across the top of metro Atlanta would be financially sound and could happen relatively quickly, a study commissioned by seven metro Atlanta mayors concluded.

The project, which could eventually connect Northlake Mall in Tucker to Cumberland Parkway in Smyrna using managed lanes on I-285, is still in its preliminary stages. But those city leaders who have been championing an east-west connection said they were happy to learn that the concept was cost effective, as long as it didnít use fixed rails.

Mayors from Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties have been involved in the discussions, and proposed stops along the route could include the Bravesí SunTrust Park and The Battery, Roswell Road and I-285, Perimeter Mall and the Assembly project at the Doraville MARTA station..."

FULL STORY: https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt-...hPPX4chKLwRdM/

SOURCE: AJC
Wow!!

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Old Yesterday, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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Could be good, but the part that bothers me though, is that the only way you're going to connect with the Red Line is to have the bus exit the lanes and navigate on surface roads to either Medical Center or Dunwoody station. I mean unless they spend big money on a tunnel or something, which they won't because that's the whole point of this.

Wish there was a Red station right on 285, like Doraville is. Where you could potentially have direct transfer access between the train platform and a quality inline BRT station, with a short walk all under one shelter.

In general I'm all for this if it's done well. Not excited if it's not done well. BRT running in managed lanes could be fine, but it's the stations that need to be rapid and direct for this to be good, not like a regular bus that gets off at the exit with the cars.
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Old Yesterday, 10:09 PM
 
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meh, sounds like more BRT nonsense.
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Old Yesterday, 10:19 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Mixed-traffic BRT using GDOT express lanes.



Yawn.
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Old Today, 06:36 AM
 
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It should have never even been an option for the top end express lanes to not include transit. BRT in the lanes with dedicated exit ramps would be very useful to many in the metro. The idea that the state would spend multiple billions on a project through that area that connects Buckhead perimeter center and Cumberland without transit is still pretty sickening to me.
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Old Today, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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It should have never even been an option for the top end express lanes to not include transit. BRT in the lanes with dedicated exit ramps would be very useful to many in the metro. The idea that the state would spend multiple billions on a project through that area that connects Buckhead perimeter center and Cumberland without transit is still pretty sickening to me.
What? You do know this is Georgia right. Lol.
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Old Today, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Over the next several months, Ernst said, the mayors will look at potential ridership numbers and consider options to pay for the project. City sales taxes and capturing property value increases in the immediate areas are among the considerations, but any cross-jurisdictional agreement would have to be approved by the General Assembly.
TODs?
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Old Today, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Lindbergh, Atlanta
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Georgia: always reinventing the freaking wheel and patting themselves on the back for its forward thinking.
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Old Today, 09:19 AM
 
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No reason to let perfect be the enemy of better. BRT has been great in many cities.
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