AACIDs Transit Feasibility
thriving on mobility
Investments in the Airport, major highways, and MARTA have been critical drivers of economic activity. Major corporations such as Chick-fil-A, Porsche, and others already see the merit of proximity to the Airport and connectivity. There is significant opportunity for Atlantans to benefit from additional development near the Airport, such as jobs, housing, shopping and restaurants. This is part of the vision of the AACIDs. Additional transit serving the Aerotropolis area will bring about this vision, keep the economy growing and take us to the next level.
Transit in the South Metro area should provide easy and efficient movement of people to live, work, play and travel without relying on the automobile. Where do you want to go? Transit will take you there.
The Atlanta Region has been motivated to improve transit in recent years as voters in Atlanta and Clayton County approved local tax measures to expand services. Cobb and Fulton Counties are contemplating increased taxation to fund improvements as well.
The complete study discusses specific corridors for enhanced transit service within and to/from the Aerotropolis which draw upon existing needs and future growth. Also discussed are the types of service that would be deployed in these corridors. The strategies provided are at a conceptual level and are not presented in order of priority.
The AACIDs Transit Feasibility Study identifies transit needs and recommended transit solutions to better serve the area near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA).
This study was initiated by the ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts, working collaboratively with its members, key stakeholders, the surrounding community, and local, regional and state agencies. This project seeks to build on the current conditions and success of the district to further improve mobility and make it easier to live, work and play in the area.
We have completed a full comprehensive study that presents the identified transit vision in the South Metro area, describes the transit needs, and recommends transit solutions which match the needs and opportunities.
Implementation: Short-Term Actions
Implement 24/7 Mobility District
Develop and implement an immediate 24-hour hour mobility service for the Aerotropolis as a near-term transit solution.
The service should provide access to the following priority locations:
College Park MARTA
Camp Creek Marketplace
Provide High Quality Bus Stops and Shelters
Existing MARTA local bus routes already provide a transit service which is clean, safe and reliable. However, the passenger experience is diminished by the conditions of the stops and shelters. The CIDs should collaborate with MARTA and the local jurisdictions to upgrade these features throughout the district. Consideration should also be given to how these can be tied in to the signage and wayfinding program. For instance, including system maps showing transit maps and schedules at each bus shelter would greatly benefit riders.
Collaborate with Local and Regional Agencies to Advance Sidewalk and First/Last-Mile Upgrades
In accordance with the vision of the AeroATL Greenway Plan, a complete bicycle and pedestrian network serving transit should be implemented with a focus on the following priority locations:
North Loop Road
Camp Creek Pkwy
College Park MARTA Station
PHASE II - TECHNOLOGY
In the next phase of the transit plan, the AACIDs will be focusing on technology considerations. Technology is constantly changing, and the AACIDs strives to be a 21st Century District providing the most advanced and safest technologies available. The Feasibility Study identifies existing and developing technologies that will be considered: and list the technologies from the study.