MARTA makes additional push to engage business owners, residents for historic Campbellton Corridor transit investment

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is expanding its outreach efforts to ensure residents, stakeholders and business owners in the Campbellton Road area have an opportunity to weigh in on historic transit investment planned for the corridor.

In addition to ongoing canvassing activities taking place at area rail stations and on key bus routes, MARTA will host three pop-up meetings at Fort McPherson LRA located at 1794 Walker Avenue in Atlanta, on Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. until noon. 

At the scheduled events, participants will be able to learn more about the proposed transit options, take a survey to weigh in on the preferred high-capacity transit modes and speak directly with the project management team.  

“Campbellton Corridor represents the heart of a thriving, growing and evolving part of Atlanta that includes one of MARTA’s busiest bus routes,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker. “This investment will continue to transform this area by offering a high-capacity transit option that will improve connectivity, accessibility, and travel time while promoting transit-supportive development. It’s critical for us to share information and receive important feedback from those who live, work, and spend time in this corridor as we continue to advance this dynamic project.”

There will be two options for service along the route — dedicated lane bus service or something like the Atlanta streetcar. The streetcar/trolley system would have tracks in the road and overhead catenary to power the train. Once the decision has been made on the type of service, MARTA will apply for federal funds to provide financial support for construction and operation.

About the Campbellton Corridor Transit Project

MARTA, in collaboration with the City of Atlanta, is investing in high-capacity transit in the Campbellton Corridor to improve connectivity, accessibility, and mobility in southwest Atlanta. The corridor, which links the Greenbriar Mall area to the Oakland City MARTA Station, is home to established neighborhoods and businesses and is currently served by one of MARTA’s busiest bus routes – 83 Campbellton Road. This historic multimodal investment will greatly enhance the service area and transform how residents travel to points of interests while supporting the community’s growth and development for years to come.

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