Project Goal: Transit

22 miles of Pedestrian-Friendly Rail Transit

Transit has always been a core component of the Atlanta BeltLine, and will play a major role in realizing the vision of linking neighborhoods, connecting people and taking them where they want to go. Atlanta voters cast ballots for two new transportation-related taxes in 2016: the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) and the More MARTA tax. The T-SPLOST funds boosted Atlanta BeltLine’s efforts at continuing corridor right-of-way acquisition. The More MARTA tax provides funding for expanded rail transit on, and connecting to, the Atlanta BeltLine. In total, the More MARTA program anticipates a $1.2 billion allocation for BeltLine rail expansion.

Documents Related to Transit

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Final Environmental Impact Statement

The main body of the FEIS with an Executive Summary

Transportation Referendum Map

1 page PDF of the Transportation Referendum Map. July 2012.

Record of Decision: Tier 1 Final EIS

This Record of Decision (ROD) from the Federal Transit Authority regarding the Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Study determines the selection of modern streetcar for transit, transit alignment, and identification of right-of-way along the corridor. It is a major step towards securing federal funding for transit.

Transit Alignment Map

JPG image of transit and trail alignment as determined by the Environmental Impact Statement in fall 2012.

Atlanta Streetcar System Plan Transit Routes Map

This map shows the six planned routes for the Atlanta Streetcar System Plan, including the Atlanta BeltLine Loop, Crosstown Loop (including the current Atlanta Streetcar), Crosstown Midtown Line, Crosstown Peachtree Line, Crosstown Crescent Line, and the Crosstown Capital Loop. Current as of January 2017.

Environmental Assessments for Transit

This map shows the Environmental Assessment corridors for transit along the east and west sides of the Atlanta BeltLine. Published in March 2014.

Atlanta Streetcar North Avenue Luckie Crosstown

Image of the North Avenue/Luckie Street line connects Atlanta BeltLine East and Atlanta BeltLine West across town.

Atlanta BeltLine East Transit Alignments Map

Atlanta BeltLine East encompasses the corridor from Montgomery Ferry to Glenwood Avenue. Particular areas of study include navigation around Hulsey Yard, connectivity to MARTA, and connection to the Atlanta Streetcar.

The Atlanta BeltLine West Transit

The Atlanta BeltLine West encompasses the corridor from University Avenue to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.

Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar System Plan

The final Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar System Plan (SSP) adopted by Atlanta City Council on December 8, 2015. The SSP documents the City of Atlanta’s approach to building out this streetcar network over time in a manner that is efficient, cost effective, mobility focused, supportive of regional transit, and integrated with the economic development initiatives led by the City, Invest Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Final Environmental Impact Statement – Appendices

Appendix A is a Technical Memorandum that supports this main document with technical data and methodologies. Appendix F contains the comments on the DEIS received during the public comment period and the project sponsors’ responses. The remaining Appendices contain supporting information.

Mixed-Income Transit Oriented Development Strategy

ABI, BAHAB, Enterprise Community Partners, and Bleakly Advisory Group, Inc. together developed a series of recommendations to implement Mixed Income Transit Oriented Development. Download the presentation given to Atlanta City Council in March 2013.

Download Westside Trail Fact Sheet

Download this fact sheet to learn more about the Westside trail.

Environmental Impact Study (EIS) – Executive Summary

This Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) examines a proposal to provide both new transit and multi-use trails. Tiering will allow the FTA and MARTA to focus on those decisions that are ready for this level of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis to support future right-of-way (ROW) preservation.

SSP Tech Memo 4: Environmental Justice

Atlanta BeltLine /Atlanta Streetcar System Plan Technical Memorandum 4: Environmental Justice Analysis

SSP Tech Memo 5: Operations and Maintenance

Atlanta BeltLine /Atlanta Streetcar System Plan Technical Memorandum 5: Operations and Maintenance Analysis

SSP Tech Memo 6: Conceptual Design Drawings

Atlanta BeltLine /Atlanta Streetcar System Plan Technical Memorandum 6: Conceptual Design Drawings

SSP Tech Memo 2a: Market Impact

Atlanta BeltLine /Atlanta Streetcar System Plan Technical Memorandum 2a: Market Impact of the Connect Atlanta Plan Transit Projects on the Atlanta BeltLine and Central City

SSP Tech Memo 2b: TAD Revenue Forecast

Atlanta BeltLine /Atlanta Streetcar System Plan Technical Memorandum 2b: TAD Revenue Forecast

SSP Tech Memo 3: Ridership Modeling

Atlanta BeltLine /Atlanta Streetcar System Plan Technical Memorandum 3: Ridership Modeling Analysis and Results

SSP (Streetcar System Plan) Final Report

Click the link to the left to download the full Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar System Plan Final Report.

Presentation: Citywide Briefing

Atlanta BeltLine / Atlanta Streetcar System Plan Citywide Briefing presentation on February 25, 2014. Click here to view accompanying transit videos.

Presentation: TIS WS Study Group, February 27, 2012

Transit Implementation Strategy Westside Study Group Meeting, held February 27, 2012

Presentation: TIS NE Study Group, February 9, 2012

Transit Implementation Strategy Northeast Study Group Meeting, held February 9, 2012

Presentation: TIS / Atlanta Streetcar Committee Meeting, September 23, 2011

Atlanta Streetcar / BeltLine Transit Implementation Strategy Stakeholder Advisory Committee / Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, held September 23, 2011

Presentation: TIS Citywide Conversation, June 30, 2011

Atlanta BeltLine Transit Implementation Strategy Citywide Conversation, held June 30, 2011

Presentation: TIS Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting, June 21, 2011

Atlanta BeltLine Transit Implementation Strategy Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting, June 21, 2011

Presentation: TIS Study Group, March 7, 2011

Transit Implementation Strategy Study Group, held March 7, 2011

Presentation: TIS Citywide Briefing, February 27, 2011

Transit Implementation Strategy Citywide Briefing, held on February 27, 2011

Presentation: TIS Quarterly Briefing, December 14, 2010

Transportation Implementation Strategy Quarterly Briefing, held on December 14, 2010

Presentation: TIS Atlanta Streetcar Project

Transit Implementation Strategy Atlanta Streetcar Project Presentation for the Atlanta City Council

Transportation Referendum

1 page PDF summary of the Regional Transportation Referendum with economic and travel impact information.

TIA 101

4 page PDF by the Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network that covers the basics about the TIA.

TIA Economic Impact

2 page PDF summary of the travel economic benefits of the projects within the context of current regional transportation plans. Developed by the Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network.

TIA FAQs

2 page PDF by the Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network that covers the most frequently asked questions about the TIA.

TIA Final Projects List

Transportation Investment Act Final Report PDF, which includes the approved investment list. Prepared by Atlanta Regional Commission in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Atlanta BeltLine & TIA Presentation

13 page PDF summary of the TIA as it relates to the Atlanta BeltLine. Prepared by Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network.

Atlanta BeltLine & TIA Presentation

13 page PDF summary of the TIA as it relates to the Atlanta BeltLine. Prepared by Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network.

Integrated Action Plan (IAP)

In 2015, ABI completed an Integrated Action Plan to determine how to best achieve the 2005 Redevelopment Plan’s ambitious economic development and housing goals. The approach of the IAP is practical and action-oriented. It concentrates on fiscal years 2016 to 2020 while establishing a longer-term general framework through 2030.

Strategic Implementation Plan

Similar to the 2005 Atlanta BeltLine Redevelopment Plan and the original Plan of Work for 2006-2010 Budget (Five Year Work Plan), the Atlanta BeltLine’s 2030 Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) presents a framework to complete the short- and long-term elements of the Atlanta BeltLine program. Adopted in 2013, this document lays out a flexible strategy that will continue to be updated over the life of the program, bringing the full Atlanta BeltLine vision to fruition.

Citywide Conversation: Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar West Transit Route Options and MARTA Connectivity Moving Forward

Citywide Conversation Presentation: Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar West Transit Route Options and MARTA Connectivity Moving Forward-October 30, 2014

Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar West Transit Route Options and MARTA Connectivity Study Group Presentation I

Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar West Transit Route Options and MARTA Connectivity Study Group Presentation given September 22nd and September 25th, 2014.

Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar West Transit Route Options and MARTA Connectivity Study Group Presentation II

Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar West Transit Route Options and MARTA Connectivity Study Group Presentation given October 6th and October 9th, 2014.

Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar West Transit Route Options and MARTA Connectivity Citywide Conversation Presentation

Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar West Transit Route Options and MARTA Connectivity Citywide Conversation Presentation-September 15, 2014

Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar West Transit Environmental Assessment Stakeholder Advisory Committee Presentation

Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar West Transit Environmental Assessment Stakeholder Advisory Committee Presentation-September 9, 2014

Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar West Transit Route Options and MARTA Connectivity Supporting Maps

Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar West Transit Route Options and MARTA Connectivity Environmental Assessment Supporting Maps-Presented September 9, 2014 during a Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting and September 15, 2014 during a Citywide Conversation

 

 

Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) – TADAC Performance Report

TADAC’s review of Period 1 of the Strategic Implementation Plan. Presented May 2, 2019.