See MARTA's Plans for Light Rail

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#1
A presentation will be made next week to the MARTA Board of Directors on April 9th @ 1:30 PM to discuss possible plans for light rail in Atlanta. Here is the current plan that is pending approval from the MARTA Board:
  • 8.8 miles of light rail double track (includes tunnels and elevated sections)
  • 10 light rail station platforms
    • Lindbergh Center (transfer to Red or Gold Lines)
    • Cheshire Bridge
    • Sage Hill
    • CDC/Emory Point
    • Emory-Rollins
    • Emory-Clairmont
    • North Decatur
    • Suburban Plaza
    • DeKalb Medical Center
    • Avondale Station (transfer to Blue Line)
  • 3 additional optional stations for consideration
    • Piedmont (transfer to BeltLine)
    • DeKalb Industrial
    • North Arcadia (old DeVry campus)
  • 2 Maintenance and/or storage facilities
Full details on this plan will be on display next week at MARTA's Headquarters:

2424 Piedmont Rd. NE
6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30324
April 9 @ 1:30pm
 
#2
This is kind of cool! Wouldn't it be cool if we could get light rails that look like San Franciso's? They are so cute! They are also great for tourists when it comes to functionality and aesthetics. I guess I should first make sure that a streetcar goes under the "light rail" umbrella. It certainly is slower than a regular train. Anyway, i think it'd be great. But I do wonder how much it'll cost, and how much will it eventually cost taxpayers.