Opinions wanted – ARC hosts online open house

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 4, 2014
People attending a “pop-up” meeting in Decatur on Jan. 11, 2014 got to see what changes are proposed for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Plan 2040. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

People attending a “pop-up” meeting in Decatur on Jan. 11, 2014 got to see what changes are proposed in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Plan 2040. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Got an opinion about how to fix Atlanta’s roads? Sure you do.

The Atlanta Regional Commission wants to hear it, too.

The ARC is hosting an “Online Open House” for updates to the region’s transportation plan. ARC anticipates $59 billion in funding through 2040, the bulk of which will go toward upkeep of what the region has already. There will be about $15 billion left over for expanding the metro area’s infrastructure.

“Considering that ARC expects the region to add almost three million more residents by 2040, that won’t be enough to keep up with congestion,” the ARC said in a rather frank press release. “The update focuses the plan even more heavily on relieving the region’s worst bottlenecks and on providing residents with more options for getting around.”

ARC officials held a pop-up open house in Decatur on Jan. 11 to discuss PLAN 2040. To view materials from that presentation and comment on the plan, visit www.atlantaregional.com/openhouse

There are some MARTA-related projects on the horizon that will benefit people in Decatur and its surrounding communities:

– A proposed light rail connection between the Lindbergh MARTA station and Emory University.

– Extending the I-20 East heavy rail line from Indian Creek Station to Wesley Chapel Road.

– Service improvements that increase the frequency of MARTA trips from 15 minutes to 10 minutes.

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