Monday, July 16, 2012
Republican respondents cite higher taxes and lack of trust as reasons they oppose the transportation referendum.
Georgia Republican leaders responding to a Patch survey overwhelmingly oppose the regional transportation special local option sales tax -- a.k.a. TSPLOST -- in their regions and believe it will fail. Patch sent surveys to about 135 Republican Party activists, candidates and officeholders last week asking their opinions about the referendum for a one percent sales tax increase to fund road and transit projects. Just over 60 of them responded. The referendum to create a Transportation Local Option Sales Tax is split into 12 regional districts across Georgia, and the referendum could pass in one region and fail in others. The Republican leaders responding to Patch’s survey hail mostly from the Northwest, Northeast and Atlanta regions. If …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Stations also would be built at Suburban Plaza and DeKalb Medical.
The light-rail plan Marta approved Monday calls for an elevated train platform to be constructed next to the Sam's Crossing bridge over the CSX Railroad tracks near the Avondale Marta station. Marta's renderings of stations show an escalator would be built off the platform to deliver riders to a walkway. Riders would use the walkway to reach the exisiting Marta station. The Avondale station is the end of the 8.8-mile Clifton Corridor light-rail line that begins at the Lindbergh Center. The Avondale light rail platform doesn't extend all the way over the train tracks. The renderings show the Suburban Plaza light-rail station at the corner of Church Street and North Decatur Road would be located underground. The developers of Walmart had …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The plan, which would lay new rail between Lindbergh Center and Avondale Estates, could receive a $700 million jumpstart if voters approve a tax this summer.
MARTA's board of directors approved Monday a $1.16 billion plan to lay nearly nine miles of light rail between Avondale Estates and Lindbergh Station. The ambitious plan, which could take an additional eight years of planning and testing before construction begins, could dramatically change transportation in the neighborhoods north of Decatur. Those areas are already choked with traffic during morning and evening rush hour. One stop on the line would be Suburban Plaza, where a developer wants to build a Super Walmart. The Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative Facebook page provides this route for the rail line, which would run through tunnels and elevated sections: From Lindbergh Center Station it would extend southeast along the CSX rail …
Friday, April 6, 2012
A planning committee will make a presentation to MARTA's board at 1:30pm on April 9. The presentation will cover proposed plans to connect the Emory/Clifton Corridor with Avondale's MARTA station with a light rail.
MARTA plans to provide details Monday, April 9, about the Clifton Corridor Project, a light rail line that would connect the Avondale Estates station with Emory, the CDC and the Lindbergh Center. Needless to say, the transit project would have a huge impact on Decatur and the unincorporated area north of town. One of the stops on the line would be Suburban Plaza, where a Super Walmart is planned. The Clifton Corridor is not a done deal by any means. The project depends on passage of a 1-cent sales tax to raise money for the project. That 10-county referendum will be held July 31. And the MARTA board has to approve it. The Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative Facebook page provides this route for the rail line, which would run through …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The day's top headlines for Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Atlanta Police Clear Woodruff Park, Arrest 53 Occupy Atlanta Protestors. MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Robbery Suspect Shot By Police. Avondale Estates Candidate Forum. Secret Service Makes Arrests In Counterfeiting Ring. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Sandy Springs City Councilor: Support Transportation Referendum. Adrean: No Plan B For Transportation.
Monday, October 24, 2011
The day's top headlines for Monday, October 24, 2011
Bad Loans Outside DeKalb Brought Down Decatur First, Bank Chairman Says. Final Clifton Corridor Meeting On Tuesday. Stone Mountain Sorority Hosts Domestic Violence Vigil. Buckhead Traditions Celebrated At Party In The Pasture. Woodland Elementary Celebrates 40 Years. Southwest Atlanta Schoolchildren Shine In Community Parade. Photos Of The Dunwoody Music Festival. Little 5 Points Celebrates Halloween. Taste Of Atlanta Hits Midtown. Boy Scouts Host Pumpkin Patch At Briarcliff United Methodist.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Project would expand MARTA rail through the Clifton corridor and link Lindbergh Center with Emory, the CDC, Decatur and Avondale Estates.
The $700 million Clifton Corridor MARTA route to Emory University cleared another hurdle on Monday, as metro Atlanta leaders agreed to include it on a massive, $6 billion list of transportation projects spread throughout the region. The Clifton Corridor project would expand MARTA rail through the Clifton corridor and link Lindbergh Center with Emory, the CDC, Decatur and Avondale Estates. But, as the AJC is reporting, metro Atlanta voters must still agree to pay for the projects through a 1 percent sales tax that will appear on referendums next year. The latest list - approved unanimously by five metro Atlanta mayors and county commissioners - may undergo further changes, additional public hearings will be scheduled. A final list has to be…