Clifton Corridor

Please visit the Clifton Corridor Project Website for project updates, meeting materials, and opportunities to provide feedback.


The Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative is MARTA’s proposed new high-capacity transit line that would provide a connection between two existing heavy rail lines through a major employment and institutional corridor in the Atlanta region. Key activity centers in the corridor are the Centers for Disease Control, Emory University, Emory University Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta - Egleston, Lindbergh Center, and Atlanta VA Medical Center.

A Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for the project was previously adopted by the MARTA Board of Directors in 2012. In December 2018, an LPA was recommended but not adopted. However, due to changing conditions in the corridor and new  funding and technology opportunities, MARTA Leadership is performing a multi-stage Alternatives Analysis with public engagement to evaluate several new project alternatives. The goal is to identify an LPA that is based on maximizing community and stakeholder support, minimizing environmental and community impacts, increasing the potential for federal funding, and supporting community needs and the project purpose as listed below.


  • Frequent and reliable high-capacity transit is needed to serve the Clifton Corridor, a major regional population and employment center
  • Better transit access and connectivity within the corridor
  • Improved Access to the MARTA Rail System

Clifton Corridor Fact Sheet 



Please submit comments regarding the project via mail or e-mail to
J. Bryan Hobbs
Transit System Project Planner 
Office of Transit System Planning
2424 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324-3330

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