June 8, 2023
MARTA, CITY OF ATLANTA CELEBRATE GROUNDBREAKING OF REGION’S
FIRST BUS RAPID TRANSIT LINE
MARTA to Unveil Name of Bus Rapid Transit System
ATLANTA _ The
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and City of Atlanta will
host a groundbreaking for the region’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) line,
referred to as the Summerhill/Capitol Avenue BRT during the planning process.
MARTA will also announce the name of its BRT system during the celebration
which will be held on Thursday, June 15, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on the
northeast corner of Hank Aaron Drive and Georgia Avenue.
The five-mile BRT line will
connect downtown Atlanta to Capitol Gateway, Summerhill, Peoplestown, and the
Beltline, with connections to MARTA’s heavy rail system at Five Points, Georgia
State, and Garnett Stations. The high-capacity transit line will have new
electric buses and operate in 85 percent dedicated lanes with transit signal
priority. Fourteen BRT stations along the route will feature off-board fare
collection so you can pay before you board, real-time service information, and
level boarding, along with other amenities consistent with rail stations.
“We are excited to celebrate
this milestone in the More MARTA Atlanta Program and get started building the
region’s first BRT line in this vital city corridor,” said MARTA General
Manager and CEO Collie Greenwood. “This line will provide an efficient connection
between historic city neighborhoods, job centers, Georgia State, and our rail
system, and will be the benchmark for future BRT lines in metro Atlanta.”
Summerhill BRT Groundbreaking Celebration
Bus tour of route
Thursday, June 15
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
*Program begins at 11:30 a.m.
NE corner of Hank Aaron Drive & Georgia Avenue
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Collie Greenwood, MARTA General Manager & CEO
Mayor Andre Dickens, City of Atlanta
Dr. Yvette Taylor, FTA Region 4 Administrator
Stephany Fisher – email@example.com
The BRT line is funded through
a federal TIGER Grant and the More MARTA Atlanta half-penny sales tax.
Construction will begin immediately with revenue service scheduled for 2025.
Learn more about the project here MARTA (itsmarta.com) and to see BRT in action visit