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FTA, MARTA studying new light rail line

Posted on October 22, 2014

ATLANTA — The Federal Transit Administration and Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) are moving forward with a study of a possible new light rail transit line that would run through the Clifton Corridor, two years after metro voters defeated a tax that would have funded the line, reported the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Though voters defeated the so-called TSPLOST transportation sales tax on July 31, 2012, the need for a light rail line serving the Clifton Corridor has continued to grow. The Clifton Corridor, which runs along Clifton Road past the CDC and Emory, is a growing employment center that's not served by direct Interstate access or high-capacity transit. For the full story, click here.

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