MARTA TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION IN DECATUR, GEORGIA - A CASE STUDY OF IMPACTS. PHASE II

The focus of this report is on the assessment-forecasting relationship, namely, how to assess impacts and then to illustrate how those actual impacts could have been forecast. This report presents a case study conducted in Decatur, Georgia, in order to assess the disruptive effects associated with the construction of rapid transit tunnels for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) East Line. This case study has three objectives: (1) to pilot test the assessment methodology developed, (2) to refine the methodology as a forecasting tool; and (3) to develop mitigation procedures. A socio-economic profile of Decatur is presented. Impacts of the construction are considered, both in general and specific terms.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Jun 76, PB-256 848.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ABT Associates, Incorporated

    55 Wheeler Street
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02138

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Wolff, B C
    • Scholnick, P H
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 138 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0025-7714, AAI-77-18
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-108
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1981 12:00AM