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Notice of Public Hearings
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
will hold public hearings for the purpose of considering the

Revised Fare Policy and
Proposed Bus Service Modifications for April 16, 2016

Proposed routing and/or adjustments and new service for the following bus routes:


  •  Route 9: Toney Valley/Peachcrest Road;
  • Route 24: East Lake/Hosea Williams Drive;
  • Route 34: Gresham Road/Clifton Springs;
  • Route 73: Fulton Industrial;
  • Route 86: Fairington Road/McAfee Road;
  • Route 99: Boulevard/Monroe Drive;
  • Route 140: North Point/Mansell Park & Ride;
  • Route 143: Windward Park & Ride;
  • Route 172: Sylvan Road/Virginia Avenue;
  • Route 185: Alpharetta/Holcomb Bridge Road.
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    Revised Fare Policy: In accordance with the Federal Transit Administration, MARTA adopted a revised fare policy that governs fare changes. The 2013 policy is being updated and requires public input.  All route information, a video presentation and comment forms are available at www.itsmarta.com

    Tuesday, Jan. 19th

    Clayton State University
    Student Activity Center

    Ball Room A, 2000 Clayton State
    Blvd., Morrow, GA 30260
    Community Exchange: 6-7 p.m.
    HEARING: 7 p.m.
    Riding MARTA: Route 193/shuttle
    will be provided from bus stop to
    Student Activity Center.

    Tuesday, Jan. 19th

    Decatur
    Recreation Center

    231 Sycamore St.,
    Decatur 30030
    Community Exchange: 6-7 p.m.
    HEARING: 7 p.m.
    Riding MARTA: Decatur Rail Station.

    Thursday, Jan. 21st

    Fulton County
    Government Center

    Assembly Hall
    141 Pryor Street
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    Community Exchange: 6-7 p.m.
    HEARING: 7 p.m.
    Riding MARTA: Routes 32, 49, 55,
    74 & 186.
    Copies

     

    Route 9: Toney Valley / Peachcrest Road:  [ PDF Route 9 map ]

    In an effort to improve schedule adherence, provide community connectivity to area retail, and streamline services, it is proposed this route be realigned to operate from Rainbow Way to Inman Park/Reynoldstown Rail Station via Candler Road, Tilson Road, 2nd Avenue, Welland Avenue, Brannen Road, Cecilia Drive, Bouldercrest Road, Flat Shoals Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, Moreland Avenue, and Seaboard Avenue into Inman Park-Reynoldstown Rail Station.

    The Columbia Drive, Peachcrest Road, Midway Road, Covington Road, Memorial Drive, and Kensington Road into Kensington Station segments will be assumed by proposed modifications to Route 86-Fairington Road/McAfee Road.

    The Shamrock Drive, Kennard Lane, Green Forrest Drive, and Glendale Drive, and Toney segments will be assumed by proposed modifications to Route 24-East Lake/Hosea Williams Drive.

    The McAfee Road (between Columbia Drive & Shamrock Drive), Toney Drive, Glendale Drive (between Green Forrest Drive & Toney Drive), Miriam Lane (between Toney Drive & Valley Ridge Drive), Valley Ridge Drive, Ousley Court, McKinley Way, Whites Mill Road (between McKinley Way & Habersham Drive), Habersham Drive, Starline Drive, Tyler Way, Mark Trail, Trailwood Road, 2nd Avenue (between Trailwood Road & Tilson Road), and Brannen Road (between Flat Shoals Road & Gresham Road) segments will be discontinued.  However, access to service will be maintained within a ¼ mile walk of these discontinued areas.

     

    Route 24: East Lake / Hosea Williams Dr.: [ PDF Route 24 map ]

    In an effort to improve route productivity, streamline services and increase service days of operation, it is proposed this route be realigned to operate from Edgewood/Candler Park Station to Miriam Lane and McAfee Road via LaFrance Street, Mayson Avenue, Hosea Williams Drive, 2nd Avenue, Memorial Drive, East Lake Boulevard, Glenwood Avenue, back to 2nd Avenue, McAfee Road, Shamrock Drive, Kennard Lane, Green Forest Drive, Glendale Drive to McAfee Road.

    The 2nd Avenue segments between Glenwood Avenue & Memorial Drive, and Hosea Williams Drive & Oakview Road, along with the East Lake Drive and Park Place to East Lake Rail Station segments will be assumed by proposed modifications to Route 34-Gresham Road/Clifton Springs.

    The Oakview Road, East Lake Drive (between Oakview Road & 2nd Avenue), Kirkwood Road, Delano Drive, Sisson Avenue, and College Avenue to East Lake Rail Station segments will be discontinued due to underutilization.  

     

    Route 34: Gresham Road / Clifton Springs: [ PDF Route 34 map ]

    In an effort to improve schedule adherence, connect area neighborhoods to retail within the area with a one-seat trip, and streamline services, it is proposed this route be realigned to operate from East Lake Rail Station to GA Perimeter College (Decatur Campus) via Park Place, East Lake Drive, 2nd Avenue, Flat Shoals Road, Gresham Road, then maintain current routing to GA Perimeter College. The select trips along Vicki Lane, Rollingwood Lane, Boulderview Drive, Wee Kirk Road, Horse Shoe Drive, Sombrero Way, and Coral Drive remain unchanged. Additionally, Route 34 will continue to serve The Clifton Springs Health Center during the hours of 7:30AM-5:00PM.

    The Welland Avenue, Brannen Road, Cecilia Drive, Bouldercrest Road/Drive (between Cecilia Drive & Cloverdale Drive), Flat Shoals Avenue (between Stokeswood Avenue & Glenwood Avenue), and Moreland Avenue to Inman Park/Reynoldstown Rail Station segments will be assumed by proposed modification to Route 9-Toney Valley/Peachcrest Road.

    The Cloverdale Drive, Greenleaf Road, and Stokeswood Avenue segments will be discontinued due to underutilization.

     

    Route 73: Fulton Industrial: [ PDF Route 73 map ]

    In an effort to improve schedule adherence, streamline services, and provide service to meet demand, a short turn alignment will be implemented during weekday peak periods (6:00AM-9:00AM and 3:00PM-7:00PM) only. The alignment will operate from Hamilton E. Holmes Station, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Fulton Industrial Boulevard, Cascade Road, Westpark Drive and Westpark Place returning to Fulton Industrial Boulevard.

     

    Route 86: Fairington Road / McAfee Road: [ PDF Route 86 map ]

    In an effort to improve schedule adherence and streamline services it is proposed this route be realigned to operate from Kensington Station to The Mall at Stonecrest via Kensington Road, Memorial Drive, Covington Highway, Midway Road, Peachcrest Road, Columbia Drive to Snapfinger Road then maintain current routing to The Mall at Stonecrest. Inbound to Kensington Station, the route will operate via Midway Road, Covington Drive, Memorial Drive, and Kensington Road.

    The route will continue to operate to The Mall at Stonecrest during normal Mall operating hours and short turn at the Access Road and Old Hillandale Drive during non-Mall operating hours.   

    The McAfee Road (between Shamrock Drive & 2nd Avenue), 2nd Avenue between McAfee Road & Glenwood Avenue and between Memorial Drive & Hosea Williams Drive segments will be assumed by the proposed modification to Route 24-East Lake/Hosea Williams Drive. The 2nd Avenue segment between McAfee Road and East Lake Drive and the East Lake Drive, and Park Place to East Lake Rail Station segment will be assumed by proposed modifications to Route 34-Gresham Road/Clifton Springs.

    The McAfee Road (between Columbia Drive and Shamrock Drive) segment will be discontinued.  However, access to service will be maintained within a ¼ mile walk of this discontinued segment.

    Route 99: Boulevard / Monroe Drive: [ PDF Route 99 map ]

    In an effort to improve schedule adherence, streamline services and provide clarity for the alternating patterns, Route 99 is proposed to be split into two (2) separate routes.

    Route 99 is proposed to operate from the North Avenue Rail Station to GA State Rail Station via King Memorial Rail Station. The proposed routing is via North Avenue, Boulevard, Auburn Avenue, Jackson Street, Decatur Street to King Memorial Station, Grant Street, Hilliard Street, Auburn Pointe Drive, Bell Street, Coca Cola Place, Jesse Hill Jr. Drive to GA State Station. Outbound from GA State Station via Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Piedmont Avenue, Edgewood Avenue, Coca Cola Place, Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Decatur Street, Bell Street, Auburn Pointe Drive, Hilliard Street, Decatur Street to King Memorial Station then continue routing to North Avenue Rail Station. This route will operate on all service days.

    New Route 109[ PDF Route 109 map ] is proposed to operate from Midtown Station to GA State Station via 10th Street, Charles Allen Drive, 8th Street, Monroe Drive, Boulevard, Auburn Avenue, Jackson Street, Edgewood Avenue, and Jesse Hill Jr. Drive to GA State Station. The inbound routing will operate via Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Piedmont Avenue, Auburn Avenue to Boulevard and continue proposed routing to Midtown Station. This service will operate on weekdays only.

    The segment on Jackson Street (between Auburn Avenue and Irwin Street), Irwin Street, John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Jesse Hill Jr. Drive (between John Wesley Dobbs Avenue & Edgewood Avenue) and Piedmont Avenue (between John Wesley Dobbs Avenue & Edgewood Avenue) and 10th Street between Charles Allen Drive & 8th Street will be discontinued. However, access to service will be maintained within a ¼ mile walk of these discontinued areas.

     

    Route 140: North Point / Mansell Park & Ride: [ PDF Route 140 map ]

    In an effort to improve schedule adherence, streamline services and provide clarity for the alternating patterns, Route 140 is proposed to be split into two (2) separate routes.

    Route 140 is proposed to operate from the North Springs Rail Station to Windward Park & Ride via Mansell Park & Ride. The proposed routing is via GA-400, Mansell Road, North Point Parkway, Dryden Road to Windward Park & Ride. Inbound routing will operate via Dryden Road, Morris Road, North Point Parkway, Mansell Road, GA-400, to North Springs Rail Station. This route will operate on all service days.

    New Route 141  [ PDF Route 141 map ] is proposed to operate from the North Springs Rail Station to Windward Park & Ride via Mansell Park & Ride. The proposed routing is via GA-400, Mansell Road, North Point Parkway, Haynes Bridge Road, Academy Street, State Route 9, Deerfield Parkway, Windward Parkway, and Dryden Road. This route will operate on all service days.

    The Old Milton Parkway, Brookside Parkway, and Alexander Drive segments will be assumed by a proposed modification to Route 185-Alpharetta/Holcomb Bridge Rd.

    The segment along South Main Street (State Route 9) between Old Milton Parkway & Academy Street will be discontinued.

     

    Route 143: Windward Park & Ride:

    In an effort to improve schedule adherence, maintain the integrity of the Old Milton Parkway segment with one route, and streamline services Route 143 is proposed to maintain its current routing from North Springs Station to Windward Park & Ride during peak periods. The segment along Old Milton Parkway, Brookside Parkway and Alexander Drive will be assumed by proposed modifications to Route 185-Alpharetta / Holcomb Bridge Rd.

     

    Route 172: Sylvan Road / Virginia Avenue: [ PDF Route 172 map ]

    The Tradeport segment is proposed to be discontinued due to underutilization.

     

    Route 185: Alpharetta / Holcomb Bridge Road: [ PDF Route 185 map ]

    In an effort to improve schedule adherence, maintain the integrity of the Old Milton Parkway segment with one route, and streamline services, Route 185 is proposed to maintain its current routing from North Springs Station to Old Milton Parkway then operate via Old Milton Parkway, Brookside Parkway and Alexander Drive which will be the new terminus on all service days.

    The segments along S. Main Street, N. Main Street / State Road 9, Windward Parkway, North Point Parkway, Dryden Road and Morris Road will be assumed by proposed New Route 141.  

     

    Copies of the proposed Bus Service Modifications will also be available for public viewing at MARTA’s Headquarters Office of External Affairs, 2424
    Piedmont Road, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30324 during regular business hours, Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    For formats (FREE of charge) in accordance with the ADA and Limited English Proficiency regulations contact, (404) 848-4037. For those
    patrons requiring further accommodations, information can be obtained by calling the Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 404 848-5665.

    In addition, a sign language interpreter will be available at all hearings. If you cannot attend the hearings and want to provide comments you may:
    (1) leave a message at (404) 848-5299; (2) write to MARTA’s Office of External Affairs, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30324-3330;
    (3) complete an online Comment Card at www.itsmarta.com; (4) or fax your comments no later than Jan. 27, 2016 to (404) 848-4179.

    All citizens of the City of Atlanta and the counties of Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton and Gwinnett whose interests are affected by the subjects to be
    considered at these hearings are hereby notified and invited to appear at said times and places and present such evidence, comment or objection
    as their interests require.

    Keith T. Parker, AICP, General Manager/CEO

     

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