MARTA's map of the proposed route of Clifton Corridor Alternative 1A, a bus rapid transit line. It is one of three alternatives remaining under study, along with another bus option and a light rail line.

By John Ruch

Update: Since the publication of this story, MARTA has revealed that it has killed the light-trail alternative and is moving ahead with the two bus rapid transit options.

MARTA will reveal an update about Clifton Corridor transit alternatives in public meetings next week.

In November, MARTA revealed three alternatives for the proposed line between the Lindbergh Center and Avondale stations – two with buses and one with light rail. MARTA officials last year said they expected to have the alternatives narrowed to one by this time, but the transit agency could not immediately clarify how many alternatives will be shown next week.

The meetings come as the transit agency is finalizing a list of priority projects from the “More MARTA” sales tax funding program and working on a tool to model expected revenues and costs, amid public and Atlanta government concerns about the pace of transit expansion.

The Clifton Corridor meetings include:

  • In-person, Feb. 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Auditorium, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta.
  • Virtual, Feb. 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • In-person, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Road, Decatur.

For registration and more information, see the Clifton Corridor project website.

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  1. What’s needed is a comprehensive plan to help people get to and from Emory from wherever they are, not along some pre-determined route. That would include e-bike support from any direction, and smaller vehicles sized to demand from specific locations.

    The process starts by finding out exactly where Emory commuters are commuting from, repeating the exercise repeatedly and adjusting accordingly.

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