MARTA is planning for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Georgia 400 connecting the existing MARTA rail service terminating at North Springs Station to the Windward Parkway Park and Ride to the north. The proposed BRT route would be located within the median-running State Route 400 Express Lanes being built by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). BRT stations are planned in separated guideways entirely within, or immediately adjacent to, the GA 400 corridor. Associated park and ride stations, pedestrian connections, and other BRT amenities will be in the immediate vicinity of the proposed station locations. There are four (4) station locations identified north of the existing North Springs MARTA Rail Station.
The proposed station locations are:
- Holcomb Bridge Road
- Northpoint Mall
- Old Milton Parkway
- Windward Parkway
As proposed, it is expected that the BRT service would have frequencies similar to or better than current MARTA rail service. The BRT would maintain reliability through operations in the SR 400 Express Lanes and access to the stations would be bus-only. The conceptual station designs accommodate for safe pedestrian access, as well as convenient connections between connecting transit routes.
GDOT is advancing the SR 400 Express Lanes project and more information can be found here:
Marcus Arnold, MARTA Project Manager and Acting Director of Project Development