Monday, April 29, 2013
In case you ride MARTA, read about their new security protocols.
Our friends at MARTA have just sent Cascade Patch a press release about the security changes that they are implementing after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings. According to the written statement by Cara Hodgson, MARTA is "heightening security on the transit system." Hodgson says that there are no imminent threats towards the transit system or its riders, but that they want to be proactive and take this opportunity to be even safer. MARTA is taking the following proactive measures: The MARTA Police Department (MPD) is working directly with federal, state and local agencies, including the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) and the Transit Security Administration (TSA) in Washington, D. C. to stay updated on any recommendations …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
MARTA staff will visit rail station bus loops to inform customers and receive feedback.
Just got this statement from MARTA. Worth noting if you ride the bus, particularly Route 6: Hearings will be held at the following locations: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Adamsville Recreation Center 3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW 7:00 PM Community Exchange from 6:30 – 7:00 PM Riding MARTA: Take the Route 73 out of Hamilton E. Holmes Station MARTA Headquarters Building 2424 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, 30324 7:00 P.M. Community Exchange from 6 – 7 PM Riding MARTA: Across the street from Lindbergh Center Station MALOOF AUDITORIUM 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, 30030 7:00 PM Community Exchange from 6 – 7 PM Riding MARTA: Walk one block west of the Decatur Station Schedule for MARTA Rail Station Bus Loop Informational Visits: Date Station …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The transit system has time and bus scheduling changes for the holiday.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Downtown will have several activities for New Year's Eve, including the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome, the Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta and other events. To accommodate these activities, MARTA is offering event rail service to get customers to their destinations. Additional staff and police will be on hand to assist patrons. On New Year’s Eve, bus service will operate a regular weekday schedule. Some bus routes will be rerouted for both the Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade and Peach Drop. Beginning at 4 p.m., buses serving Five Points will be rerouted to other stations through the end of regular service. These bus changes are listed as follows: Listed below are the stations most convenient to various New Year’s Eve events: Chick-…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
On July 31, you'll be able to vote in one of the metro area's largest transportation initiatives. It also comes with a $6.14 billion pricetag. We ask: Will it improve your commute?
In roughly two months, many North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch readers will be able to cast their vote for or against one of metro Atlanta's biggest transportation initiatives, one that comes with a $6.14 billion pricetag. Several large projects would be headed for our community. There's the MARTA Clifton Corridor light rail of course. That's an interesting project. And a big chunk of the July 31 T-SPLOST referendum at $1.16 billion. There are also various road projects. But there's been some question over whether T-SPLOST will improve traffic in the area. What do you think? Take the poll below and explain your vote in the comments section.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A panel of local officials will discuss how the July 31 vote on the 1 percent regional sales tax for transportation projects will affect you.
Want to hear more local officials on how the regional July regional transportation referendum could affect you? You'll want to head to Emory University on Wednesday, April 25 then. They're hosting a discussion with a panel of local politicos regarding MARTA's $1.6 billion Clifton Corridor plan (formally adotped last week) and Atlanta's transportation future. Among the speakers: DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd, MARTA CEO & General Manager Beverly Scott and Mike Alexander, chief of the Atlanta Regional Commission's research division. The discussion will be held at Glenn Memorial Church, 1660 North Decatur Rd. NE, Atlanta, from 6:30pm - 8pm. The referendum for a 1 percent regional sales tax for transportation will be…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
MARTA approved a new $1.16 billion line connecting Lindbergh Station and its Avondale station with several North Druid Hills-area stops in between. If built, we want to know, would you be a frequent user?
MARTA approved yesterday a $1.16 billion plan to build 8.8 miles of light rail between its existing Lindbergh Station and Avondale train stops. Also known as its Clifton Corridor plan. The new rail would whiz through the Emory area on its way with several stops in the North Decatur/North Druid Hills area, including Emory-Clairmont, North Decatur, Suburban Plaza and DeKalb Medical Center. It's a big, juicy, ambitious whopper of a transportation plan, and while MARTA's sign off is significant, this project has quite a few more approvals and hoops to step through before you're standing on a train platform. (Including a regional one-cent sales tax vote July 31 that would cover $700 million of the project's cost.) MARTA officials said yesterday…
Monday, April 9, 2012
The plan, which would lay new rail between Lindbergh Center and Avondale Estates – including several stops in North Decatur and North Druid Hills – could receive a $700 million jumpstart if voters approve a tax this summer.
MARTA's board of directors approved Monday a $1.16 billion plan to lay nearly nine miles of light rail between its existing stops at Lindbergh Station and Avondale, including several stations in the North Decatur and North Druid Hills area. The ambitious plan, which could take an additional eight years of planning and testing before construction begins, could dramatically change transportation in parts of the North Druid Hills area, which finds its major arteries choked with traffic during morning and evening rush hour. Details from the approved plan include 8.8 miles of light rail double track, including tunnels and elevated sections and 10 platforms at the following stops: The plan would also consider a Piedmont stop for transfer to the …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A planning committee will make a presentation to MARTA's board at 1:30pm on April 9. The presentation will cover proposed plans to connect the Emory/Clifton Corridor with Avondale's MARTA station with a light rail.
With potential development at Suburban Plaza and annexation discussions and, now, the possibility that MARTA may seek to build a big, honking light rail between its existing Lindbergh and Avondale stations – with stops along our community – makes the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff community a bit of a development hotbed. If you want to see the details in full, you can next week. MARTA's planning staff is giving a full presentation April 9 at 1:30pm in MARTA's sixth floor board room, 2424 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta. And if you've got an opinion about the whole thing, they'll be taking public comments at that meeting as well. Here are some of the details about the $700 million proposal from MARTA's site: The alternative described below is …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Here’s a look at this past week’s top headlines throughout the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff community.
Briarcliff Village Boosts Security After Carjacking The shopping center plans to hire off-duty police officers to make the area safer between 7pm and midnight, according to the North Briarcliff Civic Association. VA Medical Center Offers Services On Oct. 29 To Fight Vet Homelessness The center, with the help of more than 40 agencies, will provide legal assistance, Social Security information, house and employment assistance and free haircuts, among other things. MARTA Rep: ‘We’re at the end of the beginning’ Talk continues about the Clifton Corridor project Updating Last Month’s SunTrust Bank Robbery The FBI thinks the suspect is wanted in connection with several robberies in DeKalb County. St. Pius Weekly Sports Recap Boy Scouts Host …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The week's top headlines for Oct. 24-28, 2011
Reed Says Occupy Atlanta Got More Radical, Forced His Hand. Protestors Briefly Take Over MLK Site In Old Fourth Ward. Plane Crash Still Under Investigation. Police Arrest, Charge Austell Man In Assault Case. Avondale Estates Hosts Candidate Forum. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Smyrna's Election Season Turns Violent. Police Major: 'I Don't Want People Living In Fear' MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Safety Tips For Trick Or Treaters.