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Notice of Public Hearings May 14, 15 & 16, 2018

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 Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets and Proposed Bus Service Modifications for August 18, 2018 for the following bus routes:

Route 6: Clifton Road / Emory; Route 9: East Atlanta / Tilson Road / Candler Road Route 15: Candler Road / South DeKalb; Route 16: North Highland Avenue Route 21: Memorial Drive;Route 25: Peachtree Industrial Boulevard / Johnson Ferry Road; Route 27: Cheshire Bridge Road; Route 30: LaVista Road; Route 32: Bouldercrest; Route 36: North Decatur Road / Virginia Highland; Route 49: McDonough Boulevard; Route 74: Flat Shoals; Route 107: Glenwood;Route 110: Peachtree Road/Buckhead; Route 133 (formerly Route 33): Shallowford Road; Route 195: Forest Parkway; Route 809: (formerly Route 109) Monroe Drive / Boulevard;New Route 825: Johnson Ferry Road; New Route 832: Grant Park; Route 899 (formerly Route 99): Old Fourth Ward

All route information and comment forms are available at www.itsmarta.com.

 Click here for proposed bus route maps for August service changes

Mon., May 14, 2018  Tues., May 15, 2018  Wed., May 16, 2018 

Clayton County Board Room 112 Smith Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Community Exchange: 6-7 P.M. HEARING: 7 P.M.
Riding MARTA: Route 193

Fulton County Government Center - Assembly Hall
141 Pryor Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Community Exchange: 6-7 P.M.
HEARING: 7 P.M.
Riding MARTA: Bus Routes 32, 42 and 55

DeKalb Maloof Auditorium
1300 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
Community Exchange: 6-7 P.M.
HEARING: 7 P.M.
Riding MARTA: Walk one block west of Decatur Rail Station

Copies of the proposed Bus Service Modifications and Fiscal Year 2019 Operating and Capital Budget 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 am to 5 pm.

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 May 25, 2018 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.

 Jeffrey Parker, General Manager/CEO


Proposed Service Modifications for August 2018

Route 6: Clifton Road / Little Five Points:

It is proposed that Route 6 be realigned to maintain service to the Woodland Hills community, using the same alignment currently provided by Route 30.  Route 6 is proposed to operate at 30-minute peak and 40-minute off-peak frequency, Monday through Sunday.  In addition, a new Route 36 alignment will be overlaid with Route 6 to provide a combined 15-minute peak, 20-minute off-peak service frequency between Emory and Lindbergh Center Station.  This adjustment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis with improved frequency from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 9: Boulevard / Tilson Road:

It is proposed that Route 9 assume service along Custer Avenue and Eastland Road, currently provided by Routes 32 and 49.  At Boulevard, the route will travel north and continue via I-20, Hill Street, Memorial Drive and Grant Street to its new terminus at King Memorial Station.  Route 9 is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis with improved frequency from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 15: Candler Road:

It is proposed that Route 15’s Bouldercrest Road service pattern be modified to provide new service to Cedar Grove High School and its surrounding community.  From Panthersville Road, alternating trips will travel west on River Road, south on Bouldercrest Road to return north on Panthersville Road.  Route 15 is proposed to operate at 15-minute weekday frequency and 20-minute weeknight frequency.  On weekends, the service will operate every 20 minutes during the daytime and every 30 minutes at night.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

Route 16: Virginia Highland:

It is proposed that the northern terminus for Route 16 be adjusted to end at Midtown Station, assuming segments of the current Route 36.  From North Highland Avenue, the proposed service will operate via Virginia Avenue, Monroe Drive, 8th Street, Charles Allen Drive and 10th Street.  Route 16 is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis with improved frequency from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 21: Memorial Drive:

It is proposed that the western terminus of Route 21 be adjusted to provide continuous corridor service along Memorial Drive to Five Points Station.  From Memorial Drive, the route will continue west to Five Points via Capitol Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Peachtree Street and Alabama Street.  Return trips will operate via Alabama Street, Forsyth Street, Mitchell Street (Capitol Square), Capitol Avenue and Memorial Drive.  Route 21 is proposed to operate at 20-minute peak and 30-minute off-peak frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis with improved frequency from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 25: Peachtree Industrial Boulevard:

It is proposed that the southern terminus of Route 25 be adjusted to provide continuous corridor service along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Brookhaven Station.  Segments south of Brookhaven Station are proposed to be reassigned to Route 110.  In addition, the service pattern along Johnson Ferry Road to Medical Center Station is proposed to be reassigned to new Route 825.  Route 25 is proposed to operate at 45-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

Route 27: Cheshire Bridge Road:

It is proposed that Route 27’s northern terminus be adjusted to Lenox Station, assuming portions of Route 16’s current alignment.  From Cheshire Bridge Road, the route is proposed to continue north on Lenox Road and East Paces Ferry Road to Lenox Station.  In addition, the southern alignment is also proposed to be realigned.  From Cheshire Bridge Road, the service is proposed to travel south on Piedmont Avenue to 14thStreet.  From here, the route will continue via Peachtree Street and 15th Street to its new southern terminus at Arts Center Station.  Route 27 is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis with improved frequency from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 30: LaVista Road:

It is proposed that Route 30 be adjusted to assume segments currently operated by Route 33.  From the north bus bays at Lindbergh Center Station, Route 30 is proposed to operate east on Sidney Marcus Boulevard, Lenox Road, Chantilly Drive, Executive Park South, Executive Park Drive, North Druid Hills Road and Briarcliff Road to LaVista Road.  Here, the route will resume its current eastbound routing to Northlake.  At Northlake, Route 30 will feature a new terminus at Ranchwood Drive & Weems Road.  Route 30 is proposed to operate at 40-minute weekday peak frequency and 60-minute frequency at all other times, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

Route 32: Bouldercrest:

It is proposed that the northern terminus of Route 32 be adjusted to provide continuous corridor service along Bouldercrest Drive to Inman Park-Reynoldstown Station.  From Bouldercrest Drive, the route will continue north to Inman Park-Reynoldstown Station via Flat Shoals Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, Moreland Avenue and Seaboard Avenue.  The southern terminus is also proposed for adjustment.  From Bouldercrest Road, the route is proposed to be extended south to South Park business park via Anvil Block Road and South Park Boulevard.  Route 32 is proposed to operate at 30-minute peak and 40-minute off-peak frequency, Monday through Sunday.  In addition, a new Route 74 alignment will be overlaid with Route 32 to provide a combined 15-minute peak, 20-minute off-peak service frequency between East Atlanta Village and Inman Park-Reynoldstown Station.  This adjustment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis with improved frequency from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 36: Clifton Road / Decatur:

It is proposed that the western terminus of Route 36 be moved to Lindbergh Center Station and routing adjusted to replicate the Clifton Corridor alignment as closely as feasible within the existing street network.  From North Decatur Road, Route 36 is proposed to operate via Clifton Road, Briarcliff Road, LaVista Road and Lindbergh Drive to Lindbergh Center Station.  Upon completion of the TOD project at Avondale Station, Route 36’s eastern terminus will be returned to Avondale Station as previously planned.  Route 36 is proposed to operate at 30-minute peak and 40-minute off-peak frequency, Monday through Sunday.  In addition, a modified Route 6 alignment will be overlaid with Route 36 to provide a combined 15-minute peak, 20-minute off-peak service frequency between Emory and Lindbergh Center Station.  Segments of Route 36 between Midtown Station and Virginia Highland are proposed to be served by modified Route 16.  This adjustment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis with improved frequency from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 49: McDonough Boulevard:

It is proposed that Route 49’s Englewood Avenue service pattern be modified to operate via Boulevard and McDonough Boulevard.  Segments along Custer Avenue, Woodland Avenue and Moreland Drive are proposed to be served by modifications to Route 9 and new Route 832.  In addition, outbound trips are proposed to be modified along southbound Windsor Street to turn directly onto eastbound Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.  There are no frequency adjustments proposed.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis and improvements from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 74: Flat Shoals:

It is proposed that the northern terminus of Route 74 be adjusted to provide continuous corridor service along Flat Shoals Road to Inman Park-Reynoldstown Station.  From Flat Shoals Road, the route will continue north to Inman Park-Reynoldstown Station via Flat Shoals Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, Moreland Avenue and Seaboard Avenue.  The deviation serving Clifton Church Road, Clifton Springs Road, Aurie Drive, Verna Drive, Hermosa Drive and Alameda Trail is proposed for elimination due to underutilization.  The remainder of the pattern along Whites Mill Road and Lloyd Road will not be impacted.  Route 74 is proposed to operate at 30-minute peak and 40-minute off-peak frequency, Monday through Sunday.  In addition, a new Route 32 alignment will be overlaid with Route 74 to provide a combined 15-minute peak, 20-minute off-peak service frequency between East Atlanta Village and Inman Park-Reynoldstown Station.  This adjustment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis with improved frequency from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 107: Glenwood:

It is proposed that the western terminus of Route 107 be adjusted to provide continuous corridor service along Glenwood Avenue to Georgia State Station.  From Glenwood Avenue, the route will continue west to Georgia State Station via Bill Kennedy Way, Memorial Drive, Capitol Avenue (Piedmont Avenue), Edgewood Avenue, Coca Cola Place and Jesse Hill Jr. Drive.  Eastbound trips will return to Memorial Drive via Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Hill Street.  Route 107 is proposed to operate at 20-minute peak and 30-minute off-peak frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis with improved frequency from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 110: Peachtree Road / Buckhead:

It is proposed that the northern terminus of Route 110 be adjusted to provide continuous corridor service along Peachtree Road to Brookhaven Station.  There are no frequency adjustments proposed.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis and improvements from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 133 (formerly 33): Shallowford Road:

It is proposed that a new Route 133 be created to assume segments of Shallowford Road currently operated by Route 33.  From Doraville Station, Route 133 is proposed to operate via New Peachtree Road, Shallowford Road, Briarcliff Road and LaVista Road to its terminus at Ranchwood Drive & Weems Road.  Route 133 is proposed to operate at 40-minute weekday peak frequency and 60-minute frequency at all other times, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

Route 195: Forest Parkway:

It is proposed that the western terminus for Route 195 be adjusted to end at the bus shelter on Anvil Block Road (near Waffle House and Walmart).  From Anvil Block Road, the inbound (westbound) routing is proposed to operate via I-675 to Ellenwood Road to resume the existing routing to College Park Station.  Service to South Park is proposed to be provided by adjustments to Route 32.  There are no frequency adjustments proposed.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

Route 809: Monroe Drive / Boulevard:

It is proposed that Route 809 be adjusted to serve Monroe Drive and Boulevard in its entirety, between King Memorial Station and Lindbergh Center Station.  From King Memorial Station, the service is proposed to operate via Decatur Street, Boulevard, Monroe Drive, Piedmont Circle, Piedmont Road and Lindbergh Drive to Lindbergh Center Station.  In addition, alternating trips will deviate to serve the Armour community via Armour Drive, Clayton Road and Ottley Drive.  The new route will be part of MARTA’s community circulator service tier – Local Motion.  Route 809 is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis with improved frequency from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 825 (new): Johnson Ferry Road:

It is proposed that the Johnson Ferry Road pattern from Route 25 be separated, creating a new route anchored at Chamblee Station.  Route 825 will operate from Chamblee Station to Medical Center Station via Peachtree Road, Chamblee-Tucker Road, Peachtree Boulevard, Johnson Ferry Road, and Peachtree-Dunwoody Road.  The new route will be part of MARTA’s community circulator service tier – Local Motion.  Route 825 is proposed to operate at 60-minute frequency, Monday through Friday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

Route 832 (new): Grant Park:

A new route assuming portions of the current Routes 32 and 49 is proposed for the Grant Park area.  From West End Station, the Route 832 is proposed to operate via Lee Street, Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, Georgia Avenue, Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta Avenue, Confederate Avenue, Moreland Avenue, Moreland Drive, Woodland Avenue and Custer Avenue back to Moreland Avenue.  The new route will be part of MARTA’s community circulator service tier – Local Motion.  Route 832 is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Summerhill LCI and the Comprehensive Operations Analysis with improved frequency from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

Route 899 (formerly 99): Old Fourth Ward:

It is proposed that the alignment on Route 99 be extended east on North Avenue to serve the Old Fourth Ward community.  From North Avenue, the proposed service will operate via Glen Iris Drive, Ralph McGill Boulevard, Parkway Drive, Jackson Street and Decatur Street to King Memorial Station.  The Grady loop is also proposed to be adjusted to operate via Hilliard Street, Auburn Pointe Drive, Bell Street, Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Piedmont Avenue, Edgewood Avenue, Coca Cola Pl., Bell Street, Auburn Pointe Drive and Hilliard Street back to Decatur Street.  The new route will be part of MARTA’s community circulator service tier – Local Motion.  New Route 899 is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis with improved frequency from the City of Atlanta More MARTA initiative.

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A sign language interpreter will be available at the hearing. If you cannot attend and would like to share comments, you may: (1) leave a message at 404-848-5299; (2) write to MARTA’s Department of Planning at the address below; (3) complete an online comment card at www.itsmarta.com/ht_login.aspx; (4) or fax your comments to 404-848-4179.

Copies of the proposed bus service modifications and FY19 operating and capital budgets will be available at MARTA headquarters, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30324, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.