METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has filed an application for Federal capital grant assistance to construct a rapid transit system (50-mile rapid rail) which will include 9 miles of subway, 16 miles of elevated rail and 25 miles of surface rail. In addition, there will be 14 miles of new exclusive busway included in the system. The project affects the total 50-mile system of the City of Atlanta, from the CBD to the Fulton and DeKalb County limits. The permanent adverse environmental impacts for this project include community disruption, family and business displacement and relocation, inappropriate land use changes traffic intrusions, severence of neighborhoods, noise and visual intrusions. Also, there will be acquisition of comparatively small amounts of parks and ecological areas. The historical markers will be relocated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Environmental Impact Statement.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1973-5-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 654 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ELR-0799 Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1982 12:00AM