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SR 54 High-Capacity Transit

Introduction

The SR 54 corridor is a major mobility corridor for Clayton County and provides access for Clayton County communities and residents of nearby counties to the Atlanta region. The proposed BRT project addresses the travel demands in a study area generally extending south from East Point MARTA Rail Station in the city of East Point in Fulton County, GA to the city of Lovejoy in Clayton County, GA. The proposed BRT route would utilize the following roadways, from north to south: Main Street (in College Park), Irene Kidd Parkway, Central Avenue, Virginia Avenue, North Central Avenue, Downtown Hapeville, GA, Mountain View, US 41, Forest Parkway, SR 54, and SR 138. The proposed alignment is approximately 24 miles long, with some fully dedicated lanes and some areas operating in mixed traffic. Transit Signal Priority (TSP) technology would be implemented throughout the alignment. The purpose of the proposed transit investment is to improve accessibility, travel time reliability, and economic development opportunities by providing high-capacity transit services for commuters accessing activity centers within Clayton County and the greater Atlanta region. BRT buses will be specifically branded to be visibly identifiable and can include near-level boarding, off-board ticket collection, along with other amenities.

Resolution and Additional Support

In 2022, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution in support of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in the SR 54/Norfolk Southern Corridor. In addition to the resolution in support of BRT, letters of support are needed to advance the project with a Capital Investment Grant (CIG). The CIG Program funds transit capital investments including BRT.

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Purpose and Need

The purpose of the proposed transit investment is to improve accessibility, travel time reliability, and economic development by providing high-capacity transit services for commuters accessing activity centers within Clayton County and the greater Atlanta region.

The four needs for the SR 54 High-Capacity Transit initiative, supported by existing conditions in the area and recent planning studies, are listed below:

  • Provide greater access to jobs;
  • Provide additional reliable and frequent transit services in Clayton County;
  • Improve regional access and connectivity to the Atlanta region; and
  • Address the growing demand for transit services in Clayton County.

Fact Sheet

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Proposed Service

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Next Steps

The public and agency officials will soon be invited to help support the ongoing alternatives analysis and system planning efforts by reviewing information and commenting on:

  • The alternatives being considered;
  • The transportation problems that are being addressed by the alternatives analysis study;
  • Public participation and outreach methods;
  • The relevant transportation and potential community impacts and benefits being considered; and
  • Known environmental issues raised.

Contact Information

For questions or comments please contact:

Tracie Roberson

troberson@itsmarta.com

Phone: 404-848-5299

Olen Daelhousen

odaelhousen-vhb@itsmarta.com

Phone: 404-417-4075