Construction on Atlanta's new rapid rail transit system (MARTA) will begin this year. The task of acquiring right-of-way will receive much attention, since provision must be made for relocation of the people who will be displaced by the construction. Most of the planned route, though, will follow existing rights-of-way. A critical path system is being used for all construction and planning, with emphasis on critical areas so that revenue trains may begin running in 1978. Full completion is expected by 1980. The choice of car design was considered so important it has taken a year to design the one that will be used. Rather than lend itself to experimentation, MARTA has decided to go with proven designs. It has learned from BART's mistakes, and has allowed more time for testing before becoming an operating reality. It intends to operate initially on a 15 cent fare, which will be increased until 1982, when fares will have to defray 50 percent of its costs.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Myers, E T
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 60-62
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM