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Public Input Sought On Mass Transit Options

Released January 04, 2018 10:51 AM
Fulton County’s Board of Commissioners and mayors from across the county are considering four mass transit expansion scenarios and are seeking public input before moving forward in addressing the mass transit needs of the county.

The scenarios being considered feature a range of transit technologies including some new to the Atlanta area.

Four public open houses are scheduled throughout January to present the scenarios and collect public input.

    January 10, 2018
    6:00 – 8:00 PM
    Best Western
    907 Holcomb Bridge Road
    Roswell, GA 30076

    January 18, 2018
    6:30 - 8:30 PM
    South Fulton Service Center
    5600 Stonewall Tell Road
    College Park, GA 30349

    January 23, 2018
    6:00 – 8:00 PM
    Alpharetta Marriott
    5750 Windward Parkway
    Alpharetta, GA 30005

    January 24, 2018
    6:30 - 8:30 PM
    College Park City Hall
    3667 Main Street
    College Park, GA 30337

In addition to the open houses, the public can provide input by completing an online survey, which gives an overview of each scenario. The survey and more information about the four scenarios being considered including a Transit Master Plan video overview can be found on Fulton County’s Transit Master Plan webpage: http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/tmp-home.


ABOUT FULTON COUNTY’S TRANSIT MASTER PLAN
Following the 2016 passing of the 3/4-cent Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) referendum in Fulton County, the mayors of the 14 cities outside of Atlanta and the Fulton County Commission affirmed that a plan was needed to determine potential expansion of transit services in Fulton County. The mayors and county approached the Atlanta Regional Commission to help fund and manage the study in collaboration with MARTA, Fulton County, and the 14 participating cities.

The Fulton County Transit Master Plan included a review of each city’s community and economic development strategies, an analysis of existing transit services and needs, and the development of a financial model to determine the potential for expanded transit services within Fulton County.