There’s a reason MARTA believes some sort of high-capacity transit would do well on Campbellton Road. The existing local bus line along the road is the second-busiest in the MARTA system, averaging more than 4,300 weekday boardings. A quarter of households in the area don’t have a car.
Light rail along Campbellton Road would cost an estimated $375 million to $550 million to build. MARTA estimates it would take 11 years to open the line. Bus rapid transit would cost about $125 million, and it could open in seven and a half years.
Planning for the line is just getting started. MARTA hopes to pick a transit mode for Campbellton Road by the end of 2020.