The announcement sparked a backlash from residents who fear southwest Atlanta will be left behind as wealthier parts of the city get rail. Those concerns may have been lessened with the recent announcement that MARTA is considering bus rapid transit for the Clifton Corridor to the Emory University/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention area.
In recent months MARTA has been trying to sell area residents on the benefits of bus rapid transit. Sherry Williams, a neighborhood activist, said MARTA has done a better job in recent months of explaining its decision. But she said it still has work to do.
“I hope that the people who are affected by the (transit) mode the most understand the pros and cons of both modes,” Williams said.
MARTA continues to seek public input ahead of a final decision. The agency will provide information on its plans at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Junction 2800, 2800 Campbellton Road SW.
Tuesday’s presentation will focus on land-use, affordability and design related to its plans for a new transit line along the six-mile corridor. You can learn more about the project here.