MARTA To talk I-20 Corridor in South DeKalb
MARTA is holding public meetings to discuss the horrific traffic in the I-20 corridor in South DeKalb. We all know that a transportation upgrade is needed in this part of the metro. Capacity has reached a critical stage especially during rush hours and on weekends. That traffic overflows onto surface streets and there is little you can do but wait it out. I don’t see heavy rail coming anytime soon, but I hope they can bring some alternative to driving. What they should have is a light rail system that travels along I-20 from Stonecrest, perhaps linking with MARTA stations on the east line or even downtown. It would be quicker and less expensive to implement and would remove vehicles from the road. Here is the press release from MARTA:
MARTA Invites Community to Public Meetings to Discuss Potential I-20 East Corridor Transit Improvements
ATLANTA – MARTA invites the community to participate in upcoming public meetings to discuss potential transit improvements in the I-20 East corridor from downtown Atlanta to the Mall at Stonecrest in eastern DeKalb County. MARTA, in partnership with DeKalb County and the Federal Transit Administration, is conducting the I-20 East Transit Initiative to address limited travel options and high levels of delay and congestion along this corridor. The study will identify transit investments that will enhance east-west mobility and improve accessibility to residential areas and employment centers in this area.
The community is invited to attend all three public meetings, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., to learn more about the project and initial study findings, speak to project team staff members, and provide their input regarding transportation needs within the corridor and the study goals and objectives.
- Tuesday, October 26
DeKalb Medical Center Hillandale – Community Room
2801 DeKalb Medical Parkway
Lithonia, GA 30058
- Wednesday, October 27
East Lake YMCA – Community Room
275 East Lake Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30317
- Thursday, October 28
South DeKalb Mall – Community Room
2801 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30034
An open house will be held during the first hour to give community members the opportunity to speak one-on-one with MARTA representatives. At 7 p.m., MARTA will begin a formal presentation and question/answer session. The same information will be presented at each meeting.
For more information on the project, please visit our website www.itsmarta.com/I20-east-corr.aspx