Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The transit agency continues its study of the GA 400 corridor from I-285 north to McGinnis Ferry Road, and stopped in Alpharetta to get input from local business and community officials.
More than 90 of North Fulton's business and community leaders heard an update last Thursday on a study by MARTA in its Connect 400 Transit Initiative - and now the transit agency wants your input. Connect 400 is an “Alternatives Analysis” - an 18-month study of the Georgia 400 corridor from I-285 north to McGinnis Ferry Road, as explained by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, one of the hosts of the breakfast forum held at its offices. The study will begin to identify the needs and look at alternatives for more high-capacity transit in the corridor. "Basically they are doing the study just to look at all the alternatives along 400. What would be the alternative to extending transit up 400, what would it look like, what would it …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The agency's Connect 400 Transit Initiative will be the subject of a breakfast forum with invited community and business leaders next week.
A week from today a breakfast forum will be held on MARTA's Connect 400 Transit Initiative at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. The meeting on Aug. 30 will provide community and business leaders with an overview of the study and will obtain their input on transportation needs and solutions in this fast-growing area of the Atlanta region, according to forum organizers. The North Fulton Community Improvement District and chamber of commerce, in partnership with MARTA, will host the meeting for community and business leaders in the GA 400 Corridor on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Connect 400 is an 18-month study of the GA 400 corridor, from I-285 north to McGinnis Ferry Road. The study will begin to identify the needs and…
Sunday, June 17, 2012
MARTA is encouraging residents to "go green and save green" by riding transit.
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Sunday, June 17, 2012
If you're looking to take a break from high gas prices and traffic congestion, MARTA is encouraging locals to "Dump the Pump" on Thursday, June 21 and ride the transit system. Once again joining the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and transit agencies around the country, MARTA hope to help people to save time, money and the environment during the seventh year of "Dump the Pump" day. The latest APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household in Atlanta that downsizes to one car can save, on average, more than $9,000 a year. This estimate is based on current gas prices, monthly parking rates and a person purchasing a 30-day Breeze pass. In support of the initiative this year, MARTA and the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
MARTA Spokeswoman Cara Hodgson denies many of Mike Lowry's claims about the system and its expected draw from the TSPLOST
A recent post by Patch blogger Mike Lowry has MARTA responding with its own set of facts and figures. In his blog "The Transportation Tax and MARTA," Lowry surmises MARTA will get $2.5 billion, of which $1.1 billion goes to current operation and maintenance. Not so, says system spokesperson Cara Hodgson, who contacted Patch by phone and e-mail. "The Transportation Investment Act does not allow MARTA to receive any operations funding for the existing system which is defined as anything operating before January 2011. The referendum list includes $600 million for MARTA state of good repair capital projects but no funding for operations," she wrote to Patch in an e-mail. According to Hodgson, the Transportation Investment Act precludes MARTA …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
At a public meeting Tuesday night, area residents told MARTA what's needed to solve traffic congestion. The meeting was part of the Connect 400 project.
Tired of sitting in traffic? Area residents got a chance to say so Tuesday night, and to propose some solutions to MARTA. About 10 people came to a public meeting held by MARTA at Mimosa Elementary School in Roswell to get public input on solving transportation problems. MARTA is conducting a study for a project called Connect 400, which is looking at traffic problems in Fulton and Dekalb counties. The project is specifically targeting the busy area around Ga. 400, from the medical center at I-285 to McGinnis Ferry Road near the Forsyth County line. It also includes Route 9 and Dunwoody. “You all live and work in this area, so you know traffic is a major issue,” said Jason Morgan, the project manager and a regional planner with MARTA. …
Friday, May 18, 2012
The public meeting takes place, Tuesday, May 22 in Roswell.
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Friday, May 18, 2012
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), in coordination with regional and corridor stakeholders, is undertaking the Georgia 400 Corridor Transit Initiative – Alternatives Analysis to consider a variety of alignment and transit technology options to improve regional mobility and accessibility in one of the region’s most important and heavily congested corridors. The Alternatives Analysis will assess the need for high-capacity transit connections between the Perimeter Center area near the interchange of I-285 and GA 400 in the City of Sandy Springs and McGinnis Ferry Road in northern Fulton County. To engage the public in the project and garner feedback, MARTA is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, from 6:…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The city took local officials on a tour of many improvements made to local MARTA stops, Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Roswell’s “Finish the Connection” and bus stop improvement projects were capped off with a tour for local leaders Tuesday. The city's transportation department took dozens of officials on a tour of the multi-modal and bus shelter improvements made at several areas throughout the city. Using $400,261 in MARTA Offset Funds, the city added sidewalks, crosswalks, pedestrian signals, landscaping, more roadway lighting and extended the eastbound turn lane for northbound Ga. 400 drivers to reduce congestion. Another $230,000 in MARTA Offset Funds allowed the transportation department to add 10 new bus shelters and 15 Simme-Seat installations to the city's MARTA stops. The shelters are in keeping with the city's character and only display bus …
Friday, January 27, 2012
A public input meeting was held in Sandy Springs on Thursday evening.
Brooke Levin saw a ray of hope for her daily commute during MARTA’s public input meeting, on Thursday. “I am so put off by the traffic,” she said. “I lose two hours a day in traffic. We spend so much time ruining our environment in our cars that it would be worth it to build something; a tunnel, anything. I would pay $8 a day [on a MARTA train] and get rid of my car.” The meeting was held at Sandy Springs’ North Fulton Annex. The MARTA project could include bus and light or heavy rail through a corridor that stretches from Ga. 400 and I-285 to McGinnis Ferry Road. Levin, 26, lives in Forsyth, just over the Alpharetta line, and commutes to her real estate job in Sandy Springs. Because of traffic congestion, she and many motorists heading …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
A meeting will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., today, in Sandy Springs on transit issues that will affect North Fulton.
MARTA is in the early stages of a transit planning study for a Ga. 400 corridor, which includes North Fulton. A public meeting on the initiative - to be potentially funded by the controversial T-SPLOST - will be held this evening in Sandy Springs. The project, which could include bus and light or heavy rail, would run from Ga. 400 and I-285 to McGinnis Ferry Road. MARTA officials said public feedback is a major part of their study. “We want to introduce the study area and get [citizens'] feedback on their vision and problems in the corridor, and that can help us shape and frame the details,” said Jason Morgan, project manager. The meeting will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., today, at the North Fulton Annex, 7741 Roswell Road. Following an …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Alternatives Analysis will assess the need for high-capacity transit connections within the 400 corridor in Fulton County.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), in coordination with regional and corridor stakeholders, is undertaking the Georgia 400 Corridor Transit Initiative – Alternatives Analysis to consider a variety of alignment and transit technology options to improve regional mobility and accessibility in one of the region’s most important and heavily congested corridors. The Alternatives Analysis will assess the need for high-capacity transit connections between the Perimeter Center area near the interchange of I-285 and GA 400 in the city of Sandy Springs and McGinnis Ferry Road in northern Fulton County. To engage the public in the project and garner feedback, MARTA is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, from 6:…