July 02, 2014NORTH FULTON, Ga. -- MARTA has scheduled a series of public meetings to collect public input regarding early findings from the Connect 400 Transit Initiative.
The transit authority is working on plans to extend rail service potentially up to Windward Parkway, with several stops in Alpharetta and Roswell.
The study, which continues efforts initiated in 2012, will assess potential transit options to improve regional mobility and accessibility in northern Fulton County. The Ga. 400 corridor has become a regional hub for population and employment growth, and stakeholders and the public have expressed support for future transit in the corridor.
During the meeting, MARTA will present a summary of public input to date, including results of a public survey conducted by Kennesaw State University, as well as information regarding potential expansion alternatives.
The information collected at these meetings will help to inform the selection of a preferred transit alternative for the corridor. In addition, MARTA will share the schedule for future project activities, including detailed environmental studies that are required by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for transit system expansion.
To maximize opportunities for participation, meetings will be held at three separate locations within the corridor. The meetings will share identical information.
Meetings are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, July 8, 6:30 -8 p.m.
Johns Creek Environmental Campus
8100 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell
Thursday, July 10, 6:30 -8 p.m.
Georgia State University Alpharetta Center
3775 Brookside Pkwy, Alpharetta
Thursday, July 17, 6:30 -8 p.m.
Hampton Inn Atlanta – Perimeter Center
769 Hammond Dr. NE, Sandy Springs
All members of the public, MARTA patrons, residents and business owners in the Ga. 400 corridor, and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend the meetings and stay involved in this important planning process.
More information can be found on the Connect400 Facebook page or on the website at http://www.itsmarta.com/north-line-400-corr.aspx.
Editor, Milton Herald