MARTA to unveil Clifton Corridor transit options this week

Credit: arvin.temkar@ajc.com

Credit: arvin.temkar@ajc.com

MARTA will unveil three possible routes for its Clifton Corridor transit line at public meetings this week.

The line would stretch from Lindbergh station to the Emory University area, then to either the Avondale or Decatur stations. The line would mostly follow the CSX rail line. But MARTA must choose a specific destination station as well as which type of transit — light rail or rapid buses — it will operate.

In July MARTA unveiled 10 possible route/transit type combinations for the Clifton Corridor.

Credit: Courtesy of MARTA

Credit: Courtesy of MARTA

This week the agency will unveil a short list of three alternatives. The meetings times are:

Transit advocates have long sought to build a rail line along the Clifton Corridor. The light-rail line was included in MARTA’s plans for an Atlanta expansion approved by city voters in 2016.

But MARTA has recently signaled a growing interest in building bus rapid transit on the Clifton Corridor instead. The agency plans to make a final decision about the route and type of transit early next year.

You can read more about the project here.