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MARTA considers expansion with six new stations up GA 400

(Last Updated On: September 2, 2013)

Several local media outlets are reporting that MARTA is studying options of opening six new stations on the north line to go along GA 400.

The Atlanta Business Journal states, “the agency is focusing on an alignment that would run heavy rail, light rail or bus rapid transit within existing right-of-way for 11.9 miles from the North Springs MARTA station in Dunwoody, Ga., north to Windward Parkway in Alpharetta, Ga., according to an ‘early scoping’ notice of the project filed by the Federal Transit Administration.

If the expansion research moves forward with development, this would be MARTA’s first expansion since 2000 when MARTA opened the Sandy Springs and North Springs stations opened in 2000. Since then there has been several talks of other expansions on the westbound in from H.E. Holmes station and an expansion in DeKalb County to accommodate the growing traffic problems along the I-20 East.

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