Clifton Corridor LPA Announcement

From a recent MARTA e-blast:

MARTA Planning staff have completed the review of community feedback and technical analysis and have finalized a recommended locally preferred alternative (LPA) for the Clifton Corridor. The LPA is the alternative that, based on technical analysis and stakeholder input, would most effectively address the needs of the corridor and goals and objectives of the project.

The LRT 1 Alternative has been identified as the recommended LPA, which includes 8.8 miles of new light rail service from Lindbergh Center Station in north-central Atlanta to Avondale Station in west-central DeKalb County. The alternative includes 10 light rail station platforms and would provide direct service to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Emory University and Hospital, and the DeKalb Medical Center. Further, the alternative would provide an alternative means for high-capacity evacuation from the CDC in the event of an emergency situation.

MARTA Planning staff will present the LPA recommendation to the MARTA Planning and External Relations Committee on March 26at 10:00 a.m. and to the MARTA Board on April 9at 1:30 p.m.

Public comment will only be permitted at the April 9 Board meeting.

Both meetings will be held at:

MARTA Headquarters

6th Floor Board Room

2424 Piedmont Road

Atlanta, GA 30324

(Adjacent to the Lindbergh Center MARTA Rail Station on the Red and Gold Lines)

Upon MARTA Board approval, we will present the LPA to the Atlanta Regional Commission for adoption and incorporation into the long-range transportation plan. Afterwards, the LPA will be advanced through the next step in the federal project development process which is the completion of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the MARTA Project Manager, Jason Morgan, at 404-848-4494 or by email at

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