The long-term vision for the proposd streetcar includes a north-to-south route from the Brookhaven MARTA station to Fort McPherson and an east-to-west route connecting The King Center to the Centennial Olympic Park area west of Peachtree Street.  Initial funding will kick start the first phase, focusing on the core Midtown-to-Downtown route on Peachtree and the east-west corridor.  As they become available, additional federal funding opportunities will be pursued to further fund the streetcar’s expansion.  Key features of the streetcar include:
* Potential for higher passenger loads
* Draw new transit riders
* Produces fewer emissions, impoacting air quality and sustainability
* Reduces dependence on cars in a significant live-and-work corridor
* Appeals to visitors with its predictable fixed route
* Potentil to increase ridership on connecting transit network
Economic Impact:
Increasingly, urban mobility is a key factor in recruiting new industry and visitors to the city and the state.  Wihtout advancing transit projects that reduce congestion and promot more sustainable, livable communites, Atlanta stands to lose ground to competitors like Charlotte and Dallas.  The Atlanta Streetcar is a vehicle not only for transit, but also for economic development and a greener, more sustainable community.
* Fixed routes attract busineseses in the streetcar corridor
* Streetcars have been proven to act a catalyst for revitalization and economic development along their route
* Generates both short- and long-term jobs
* Greater connectivity to the region and the state, increasing visitors to the city

The long-term vision for the proposed streetcar includes a north-to-south route from the Brookhaven MARTA station to Fort McPherson and an east-to-west route connecting The King Center to the Centennial Olympic Park area west of Peachtree Street.  Initial funding will kick start the first phase, focusing on the core Midtown-to-Downtown route on Peachtree and the east-west corridor.  As they become available, additional federal funding opportunities will be pursued to further fund the streetcar’s expansion.  Key features of the streetcar include:

  • Potential for higher passenger loads
  • Draw new transit riders
  • Produces fewer emissions, impacting air quality and sustainability
  • Reduces dependence on cars in a significant live-and-work corridor
  • Appeals to visitors with its predictable fixed route
  • Potential to increase ridership on connecting transit network

The Atlanta Streetcar and the Beltline project are complementary elements of the City’s Connect Atlanta Plan to increase urban mobility, sustainable development and livability of the city of Atlanta. For more information on the Beltline, visit Beltline project.