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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 Bus Service Modifications for December 9, 2017 for the following routes:

Route 3: MLK Jr. Drive/Auburn Ave.; Route 4: Thomasville/Moreland Ave./MTC; Route 13: Atlanta Student Movement Blvd./Hunter Hills; Route 16: Ralph McGill Blvd./N. Highland/Lenox; Route 24: Hosea Williams Drive/McAfee Road; Route 40 (New): Peachtree Street/Downtown; Route 42: Pryor Road/McDaniel Street; Route 49: McDonough Boulevard; Route 55: Jonesboro Road/Hutchens Road/Forest Parkway; Route 81: Venetian Hills; Route 86: Peachcrest Road/Snapfinger Road/Fairington Road; Route 95: Metropolitan Parkway/Hapeville; Route 107: Glenwood Road; Route 110: Peachtree Street (The Peach); Route 111: Snapfinger Woods Drive/Stonecrest; Route 115: Covington Highway/South Hairston Road; Route 116: Redan Road/Stonecrest; Route 126: North Lake/Chamblee; Route 142 (Demonstration Status): East Holcomb Road; Route 155: Windsor Street/Lakewood Ave/Polar Rock; Route 162: Alison Court/Delowe; Route 172: Sylvan Road/Virginia Avenue;  Route 192: Old Dixie/Tara Boulevard; Route 295 (New): Metropolitan Campus Express;  Route 889 (Demonstration Status): Oakley Industrial.

Monday, Sept 18 
Clayton County Public Meeting

(Reschedule from May 11th)
Living Waters International Church 
374 Valley Hill Rd., 
Riverdale, GA 30274 
Community Exchange: 6-7 P.M.  
HEARING: 7 P.M.  
Riding MARTA: Bus Routes 191 and 196 

Recommendations for December 2017 Service Modifications

Route 3Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard 

Adjust routing to serve Five Points Station from Forsyth Street (westbound trips) and Peachtree Street (eastbound trips).

Route 4: Thomasville / Moreland Avenue / MTC: [ Map ]

It is proposed that Route 4 be realigned to provide bi-directional service throughout the Thomasville community, rather than the current one-way loop operation.  From McDonough Boulevard, Route 4 is proposed to travel via Henry Thomas Drive, Kipling Street, Turner Road and Thomasville Drive to Forest Park Road.  Leila Valley and Rebel Forest are proposed to be served by alternating trips.  Leila Valley service is proposed to operate via Constitution Road, Regis Road, Valley View Road, Stonewall Drive and Constitution Road back to Forest Park Road.  Rebel Forest service is proposed to operate via Redford Drive and Rebel Forest Drive back to Forest Park Road.  Service to the Metro Transitional Center (MTC) is proposed to be served by modification to Route 49.  Service to Harper Road and Swallow Circle is proposed to be served by Route 155.  Route 4 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 13: Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard / Hunter Hills: [ Map ]

It is proposed that Route 13 assume service between Five Points Station and Grady Hospital currently operated by Route 155.  From Forsyth Street, Route 155 is proposed to travel via Marietta Street, Decatur Street, Piedmont Avenue, Edgewood Avenue, Coca Cola Place and Jesse Hill Jr Drive to Georgia State Station.  The route will return to Five Points via Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Piedmont Avenue, Edgewood Avenue, Marietta Street and Forsyth Street.  Route 13 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 16: Ralph McGill / North Highland / Lenox: [ Map ]

It is proposed that Route 16 southbound trips be realigned to Five Points Station to eliminate conflicts with the Atlanta Streetcar.  From Courtland Street, service is proposed to operate via Edgewood Avenue, Marietta Street and Forsyth Street to Five Points Station.  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 24: Hosea L Williams Drive / McAfee Road: [ Map ]

It is proposed that Route 24 be adjusted to provide local service between Glenwood Road and Indian Creek Station.  From Glenwood Road, Route 24 is proposed to travel via Austin Drive, Redwing Circle, Covington Highway, Indian Creek Drive and Durham Park Road to Indian Creek Station.  Route 24 would no longer operate via I-285.  The new service alignment 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 40: Peachtree Street / Downtown (New): [ Map ]

This new supporting local route is proposed to assume the southern alignment of Route 110 and the northern alignment of Route 42, creating a new route between West End Station and Arts Center Station.  From West End Station, Route 40 is proposed to operate via Whitehall Street, Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, McDaniel Street, Whitehall Street, Peachtree Street and 15th Street to Arts Center Station.  Route 40 is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

 

Route 42: Pryor Road / McDaniel Street: [ Map ]

It is proposed that Route 42 be adjusted to serve Pryor Road/Street in its entirety, assuming portions of Route 49’s current alignment.  From Five Points Station, Route 42 is proposed to travel via Peachtree Street, Mitchell Street and Pryor Street (inbound via Central Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr Drive).  Select trips will deviate from Pryor Street via Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, Cooper Street and Hendrix Avenue.  In addition, routing through the Villages at Carver are proposed to be adjusted.  From Pryor Road, the Villages at Carver is proposed to be served via Moury Avenue, Middleton Street and Meldon Avenue back to Pryor Road.  Route 42 is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

 

Route 49: McDonough Boulevard: [ Map ]

It is proposed that Route 49 be adjusted to serve the Metro Transitional Center (MTC) from Route 4.  From McDonough Boulevard, trips on Route 49 are proposed to travel via Henry Thomas Drive, Thomasville Drive, Kipling Street, Isa Drive, Moreland Avenue, Bailey Street, Fayetteville Road and Constitution Road to MTC. Service along the one-way segments between Hill Street & Englewood Avenue and McDonough Boulevard & Moreland Drive are proposed to be converted to two-way operation with buses alternating trips between the two alignments.  In addition, Route 4 is proposed to assume Route 155’s alignment into Five Points Station.  From Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, service is proposed to operate via Cooper Street, Glenn Street, Windsor Street, Ted Turner Drive, Trinity Avenue and Forsyth Street to Five Points Station.  Route 49 is proposed to operate at 15-minute weekday peak frequency and 20-minute frequency at all other times, 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 55-Jonesboro Rd. / Hutchens Rd./ Forest Parkway

Adjust routing to Five Points Station.  From Martin Luther King Jr Drive, travel north on Peachtree Street and west on Alabama Street.  Outbound trips operate via Alabama Street, Forsyth Street and Mitchell Street to Capitol Avenue.

 

Route 81: Venetian Hills: [ Map ]

It is proposed that the southern terminus for Route 81 be extended to East Point Station.  From Venetian Drive, Route 81 is proposed to continue south on Central Villa Drive, shifting to Delowe Drive at Campbellton Road.  The route then continues south to Dorsey Avenue and circulates through the community via Lancaster Drive, Plantation Drive, Montrose Drive, Graywall Street, Old Colony Road, Bryant Drive and Headland Drive.  Access and egress to East Point Station will be provided via Forrest Avenue, East Point Street, Cleveland Avenue, Main Street and Connally Drive.  Service will continue to operate at 30-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on input from the City of East Point and its surrounding communities.

Route 86-Peachcrest Rd. / Snapfinger Rd. / Fairington Rd. 

Adjust outbound routing from Kensington Station to operate via Kensington Road and Covington Highway to Peachcrest Road.

 

Route 95: Metropolitan Parkway / Hapeville:

It is proposed that the weekday short trips between West End Station and Atlanta Technical College/Atlanta Metropolitan State College be transferred to new Express Route 295.  The remaining alignment between West End Station and Hapeville is proposed to operate at 15-minute weekday peak frequency and 20-minute frequency at all other times, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

 

Route 107: Glenwood Road: [ Map ]

It is proposed that the eastern terminus of Route 107 be moved from Kensington Station to Indian Creek Station.  From Covington Highway, Route 107 is proposed to travel via I-285 to Indian Creek Station.  Stops along Redwing Circle are proposed to be served by newly aligned Route 24.  Stops along Covington Highway between I-285 and Kensington Station are proposed to be served by newly aligned Route 115.  Route 107 is proposed to operate at 20-minute weekday peak frequency and 30-minute frequency at all other times, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

 

Route 110: Peachtree Street / “The Peach”: [ Map ]

It is proposed that the portions of Route 110 south of Arts Center Station be transferred to new Route 40 to allow for better schedule adherence and improve on-time performance.  The alignment between Arts Center Station and Lenox Station is proposed to remain as Route 110 and operate at 15-minute weekday peak frequency and 20-minute frequency at all other times, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

 

Route 111: Snapfinger Woods Drive / Stonecrest: [ Map ]

It is proposed that the eastern alignment of Route 111 be extended to serve the Stonecrest Walmart.  From Chupp Road, Route 111 is proposed to operate via Covington Highway, Turner Hill Road, Stonecrest Parkway, and Mall Parkway to the stop at Mall at Stonecrest.  In addition, the western alignment is proposed to be adjusted to assume segments currently served by Route 115.  From Wesley Chapel Road, Route 111 is proposed to operate via Covington Highway, Hairston Road, Redan Road and Elder Lane to Indian Creek Station.  Route 111 is proposed to operate at 20-minute weekday peak frequency and 40-minute frequency at all other times, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

Route 115: Covington Highway / South Hairston Road: [ Map ]

It is proposed that Route 115 be adjusted to serve Covington Highway in its entirety, assuming portions of Route 107’s current alignment.  From Kensington Station, Route 115 is proposed to travel via Kensington Road and Covington Highway.  In addition, routing through Lithonia is proposed to be assumed by Route 116.  Instead, Route 115 is proposed to continue on Covington Highway to Turner Hill Road and continue to the stop at Mall at Stonecrest via Turner Hill Road and Mall Parkway.  Route 115 is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  Additionally, 15-minute weekday service will be provided in the westbound direction (to Kensington Station) during the morning peak period and eastbound (from Kensington Station) during the afternoon peak period.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

 

Route 116: Redan Road / Stonecrest: [ Map ]

It is proposed that the eastern alignment of Route 116 between Lithonia and the Mall at Stonecrest be adjusted. From Stone Mountain Street, service is proposed to operate via Max Cleland Boulevard, Main Street, Evans Mill Road and Mall Parkway to the stop at Mall at Stonecrest.  Route 116 is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  Additionally, 15-minute weekday service will be provided in the westbound direction (to Indian Creek Station) during the morning peak period and eastbound (from Indian Creek Station) during the afternoon peak period.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

 

Route 126: Northlake / Chamblee: [ Map ]

It is proposed that select weekday trips of Route 126 be extended to serve the newly relocated Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency on East Exchange Place.  These trips will continue from the current end-of-line on Parklake Drive and travel via LaVista Road, Northlake Parkway and East Exchange Place.  From there, the bus will turn-around and return to the current alignment via East Exchange Place, Northlake Parkway, LaVista Road and Briarcliff Road. 

 

Route 142: East Holcomb Bridge Road / Spalding Corners (Demonstration Project): [ Map ]

A new Demonstration Project is proposed for North Fulton County.  The service would operate weekdays only from approximately 5:30 AM until 7:30 PM.  Route 142 is proposed to start at the Mansell Road Park & Ride and travel south on GA 400 to Holcomb Bridge Road.  From here, the service travels east on Holcomb Bridge Road to Spalding Road.  Service would then return to Mansell Road Park & Ride via River Exchange Drive back to Holcomb Bridge Road and GA 400.  Service is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency during the AM and PM peak periods and 40-minute service during the midday period.

 

Route 155: Windsor Street / Lakewood Avenue / Polar Rock: [ Map ]

It is proposed that the northern terminus of Route 155 be realigned from Five Points and Georgia State Stations to West End Station, assuming segments currently served by Route 42.  From Lakewood Avenue, service is proposed to operate via Milton Avenue, Weyman Avenue, Ridge Avenue, Pryor Street, University Avenue, McDaniel Street, Stephens Street, Humphries Street, Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Whitehall Street to West End Station.  In addition, alternating trips will assume Swallow Circle service from Route 4.  From Lakewood Avenue, service is proposed to operate via Jonesboro Road, Browns Mill Road, Harper Road, Swallow Circle, Finch Drive and Swallow Circle back to Harper Road.  The remaining trips will maintain the current alignment to Polar Rock.  Route 155 is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency, Monday through Sunday.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

 

Route 162: Alison Court / Delowe Drive: [ Map ]

It is proposed that the southern terminus for Route 162 be truncated at Delowe Drive to provide service to Baptist Towers in southwest Atlanta.  From Alison Court, all trips will travel north on Delowe Drive, east on Campbellton Road and south on Myrtle Drive back to Alison Court.  From here, service will resume the current inbound routing back to Oakland City Station.  Service will operate at 20-minute frequency during the AM peak, midday and PM peak periods on weekdays and 40-minutes during the early mornings and evenings as well as weekends.  This new service alignment is based on input from the Baptist Towers community.

 

Route 172: Sylvan Road / Virginia Avenue: [ Map ]

It is proposed that Route 172 service on College Street and Harvard Avenue be realigned to operate via Princeton Drive and Main Street.  This new service alignment is designed to eliminate a turning conflict at the intersection of Harvard Avenue and Main Street.

 

Route 192: Old Dixie / Tara Boulevard: [ Map ]

It is proposed that the alignment leading to East Point Station be adjusted to provide deeper neighborhood penetration.  From Calhoun Avenue, Route 192 is proposed to continue across Norman Berry Drive to Bayard Street, Holcomb Avenue, Randall Street and Washington Avenue to RN Martin Street.  Weekday service frequency is also proposed to improve to 40-minutes during the AM and PM peak periods.  Off-peak and weekend service will continue to operate at 60-minute frequency.  This new service alignment is based on input from the City of East Point and its surrounding communities.

 

Route 295: Metropolitan Campus Express (New): [ Map ]

This new express route is proposed to operate between Lakewood Station and the campuses of Atlanta Technical College and Atlanta Metropolitan State College, replacing the current short-turn service operated by Route 95.  From Lakewood Station, the route is proposed to operate via Main Street, Langford Parkway, Perkerson Road, Langston Drive, Metropolitan Parkway and Caspian Street to the campus bus stops.  Return service is proposed to travel via Caspian Street, Metropolitan Parkway, Dill Avenue, Lee Street and Astor Avenue back to Lakewood Station.  Route 295 is proposed to operate on school days only at 20-minute frequency.  This new limited-stop service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

 

Route 889: Oakley Industrial (Demonstration Project): [ Map ]

A new Demonstration Project is proposed for South Fulton County.  The service would operate weekdays only from approximately 5:30 AM until 7:30 PM.  Route 889 is proposed to start at the South Fulton Park & Ride.  From the park and ride, the route would travel south on Feldwood Road, east on Flat Shoals Road, south on Buffington Road, west on Jonesboro Road, south on Oakley Industrial Boulevard, south on Red Hawk Run, north on Fayetteville Road and west on Oakley Industrial Boulevard.  The turn-around loop would operate via Plantation Road, Harris Road and Senoia Road back to Oakley Industrial Boulevard.  Service is proposed to operate at 30-minute frequency during the AM and PM peak periods and 40-minute service during the midday period.  This new service alignment is based on recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis.

 

MOBILITY:

Adjust complementary ADA service to reflect the modified route alignments to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 

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 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 Sept. 21, 2017 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.