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Old 05-19-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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My Proposal

The Big Picture

I would LOVE to see all that happen, but we would be talking about a trillion dollars!
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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A BRT or Rail That went from Indian Creek around the Perimeter stopping at Doraville, Dunwoody and Cumberland would be perfect and cuts out the whole trip through downtown, but It seems like no transit plans seem to address all the traffic on the east side perimeter.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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I would LOVE to see all that happen, but we would be talking about a trillion dollars!
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Here is an idea for a heavy rail MARTA line from Buckhead down Peachtree Road to provide access to the new high density residential towers corridor developed along Peachtree Road over the last two decades - Then continue on west side of downtown connector to encourage more density west of the downtown connector - Then continue to Turner Field and Grant Park. There is already a current proposal to extend heavy rail from Garnett Station to Turner Field - so this fits in with that concept.

The line could be designated as "The Silver Line"



Breakdown is as follows:

1) Buckhead MARTA station
[Existing MARTA Station]
0.90 miles (Subway)
2) Buckhead Village (Subway Station - Peachtree Rd & West Paces Ferry)
[Offices, Restaurants, Future site of "The Streets of Buckhead" development]
0.90 miles (Subway)
3) Wesley Road (Subway Station - Peachtree Rd & W. Wesley Rd)
[Phoenix, Concorde, 2828, Gallery, Park Place, Plaza Towers, Bradford, etc.]
0.75 miles (Subway)
4) Peachtree Battle (Surface Station - spanning Peachtree Creek)
[Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, many condos, businesses, and residences]
0.80 miles (Subway)
5) Collier Road (Subway Station - Peachtree Rd & Collier Rd)
[Piedmont Hospital & Surrounding Medical Offices]
0.60 miles (Subway)
6) Brookwood
[AMTrack, Surrounding Offices and Residences on both sides of I-85]
0.50 (Subway / Existing Surface Rail)
7) Atlantic Station (Subway Station - State Street & 17 Street)
[10+ Million Visitors, 30,000 Jobs, 10,000 Residences]
1.4 miles (Subway)
8) Coca-Cola Station (Surface Station - Marietta Street & North Avenue)
[GA Tech Campus, Coca-Cola Headquarters]
0.50 miles (Existing Surface Rail)
9) Centennial Park (Marietta Street & Ivan Allen Blvd)
[Georgia Aquarium = 2.5+ Million visitors, World of Coke = 1+ Million visitors]
0.60 miles (Existing Surface Rail)
10) Dome / GWCC
[Existing MARTA Station]
0.50 miles (Existing Surface Rail / Subway)
11) Garnett Station
[Existing MARTA Station]
1.00 miles (Subway)
12) Turner Field (Georgia Avenue & Capitol Avenue)
[Braves = 600,000+ annual attendance] ]
1.05 miles (Subway)
13) Grant Park (Under Center of Park just west of Georgia Ave)
[Grant Park = 1+ million visitors/yr, Zoo Atlanta = 700K+ visitors/yr]

Total Length 9.50 miles - incorporates 3 existing MARTA stations, incorporates approximately 2.5 miles of existing surface rail, and incorporates a current planned MARTA extension from Garnett Station to Turner field.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:44 PM
 
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Norfolk-Southern: If voters approve, we

Pretty good news that NS is still on board. I've always thought the commuter rail proposals that have something worth commuting to at each end--rather than just the one end--should be favored. That puts Atlanta - Athens and Atlanta - Macon at the top of the list.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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Buses that circle/follow the perimeter are a MUST and can be implemented NOW!
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Norfolk-Southern: If voters approve, we

Pretty good news that NS is still on board. I've always thought the commuter rail proposals that have something worth commuting to at each end--rather than just the one end--should be favored. That puts Atlanta - Athens and Atlanta - Macon at the top of the list.
Excellent. There are many hurdles for the Atlanta-Macon commuter rail line, but it looks like one of them is now cleared.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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Here is an idea for a heavy rail MARTA line from Buckhead down Peachtree Road to provide access to the new high density residential towers corridor developed along Peachtree Road over the last two decades - Then continue on west side of downtown connector to encourage more density west of the downtown connector - Then continue to Turner Field and Grant Park. There is already a current proposal to extend heavy rail from Garnett Station to Turner Field - so this fits in with that concept.

The line could be designated as "The Silver Line"
I like that a lot, NuclearDensity. The new line would pick up a number of important destinations that the original N-S line missed.

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Old 05-29-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I like that a lot, NuclearDensity. The new line would pick up a number of important destinations that the original N-S line missed.

Me too...but only south of Brookwood. As much as central Buckhead needs transit, I'm not sure where they could put even a light rail through there. Or they could go entirely underground, but that would get insanely expensive.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Midtown Atlanta
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Hasn't there been neighborhood opposition to putting a station at Brookwood?
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