Last week, the More MARTA project list was submitted to Mayor Bottoms for her review in advance of the full MARTA Board’s vote on October 4th.
From the letter submitted to the mayor, some of the list highlights include:
- More than $600 million for high capacity transit projects in southwest and southeast Atlanta, including accelerating light rail investment on Campbellton Road and bus rapid transit linking Summerhill to downtown;
- $570 million for the Atlanta BeltLine corridor; including all high capacity transit modes, the More MARTA Atlanta program builds out 61% of the City Council adopted-Atlanta BeltLine Streetcar System Plan;
- $250 million for the Clifton Corridor line, with another $100 million contingent upon securing full local funding for the project;
- $200 million to improve existing rail stations, including better pedestrian access, ADA enhancements and amenities inside the stations, with priority given to Five Points, Bankhead, CNN/GWCC, Oakland City, Ashby, West End, Inman Park and Vine City stations.
This final project list (full list found here) is the culmination of over two years of comprehensive planning and outreach. MARTA will explore best practices to leverage all available funding and public-private partnerships.
We are excited for the progress the More MARTA Atlanta program has made since the City passed the funding overwhelmingly in November of 2016.