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Scoping Meetings were held Dec. 4 and Dec. 9, 2014

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Clifton Corridor Overview

The Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative is MARTA’s proposed light rail line linking the Lindbergh and Avondale Stations. The light rail line will provide service to one of the region’s most congested areas – and biggest job centers – serving Emory University, Emory Hospital, the Centers for Disease Control, Children’s Healthcare, and Veteran’s Administration Hospital.


  • Better transit access for a growing job center
    • Region’s only major employment center without access to an interstate or high-capacity transit
    • Employment is already greater than downtown Atlanta – and is expected to grow by 60 percent, or approximately 65,000 jobs, in the next 25 years
  • Improved Access to the MARTA Rail System
    • MARTA’s Lindbergh and Avondale stations anchor the Clifton Corridor, providing connection points to the Red and Gold (North) Lines and the Blue (East) Line
    • MARTA connections mean better access to regional job centers and destinations for residents as well as wider access to talent pools for employers

  • Improved Area Connectivity
    • Zero-vehicle households, the elderly, and students use transit as a primary mode for trips
    • CDC, Emory University, and Emory Hospital have expansions planned and/or underway and the Cheshire Bridge corridor is also experiencing marked growth

  • Increased Options for Emergency Evacuation and Transport
    • Today’s roads cannot provide quick evacuation due to inadequate capacity
    • The Clifton Corridor links numerous hospitals and clinics offering alternative means to access essential facilities during inclement weather


  • Alternatives Analysis - Completed in 2012
    • Light-rail transit (LRT) and preliminary alignment selected and approved by MARTA Board
  • Environmental Impact Statement - 2014 - 2017
    • Identify, evaluate, address, and document impacts of selected alignment
  • Project Justication and Approval - Pending, typically takes approx. 1 year
    • Define cost-effective project
    • Develop funding and financing plan
    • Secure funding
  • Final Design - Pending, typically takes approx. 2 - 3 years
    • Finalize design
  • Project Construction - Pending, typically takes approx. 3 - 6 years
    • Initiate construction
  • Service Begins 

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