MARTA Staff Recommends Light Rail Through Emory/CDC/DeKalb Medical for Clifton CorridorDecatur Metro | March 21, 2012 | 11:44 am
As the Medlock Park Neighborhood Association blog points out, MARTA has issued its official recommendation for the Clifton Corridor transit, after months and months of open houses and discussion with the surrounding communities.
Light Rail Option 1 would run transit from Lindbergh Center all the way to the Avondale MARTA Station. As you can see from the map above, there would be 10 above-ground stations, including ones along the way at North Decatur and Clairmont, Suburban Plaza and DeKalb Medical Center. In the Decatur area, there are also optional stations planned for DeKalb Industrial and at the old DeVry campus on North Arcadia. A note from MARTA posted on the MANA site, points out that this option “would allow an alternative means of for high-capacity evacuation from the CDC in the event of an emergency situation.”
MANA has posted a more detailed map of Light Rail Option 1 on Google Docs HERE.
According to MARTA’s website, the plan is pending approval from MARTA’s Board of Directors. It will be presented to the MARTA Planning and External Relations Committee on March 26th and to the MARTA Board on April 9th.
And just an FYI: Obviously, the near-future execution of this project is entirely dependent on the outcome of the July T-SPLOST vote.