Shorter MARTA wait times on the drawing board

A newly designed interchange at the I-285 and Camp Creek Parkway is on the list of planned transportation projects in a news release from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Here’s the release:

Innovative ARC Transportation Plan Invests Almost $60 Billion in Congestion Relief, Transit, Maintenance over next 25 Years

(ATLANTA – March 26, 2014) Innovative highway solutions and additional investment in public transportation are highlights of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) update to its PLAN 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). Many of the improvements around the region will be implemented within the next five years.

The RTP, a $59 billion plan for transportation spending in an 18-county region through the year 2040, was approved by the ARC board at its meeting today. It must now be approved by the board of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) before going to the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration for federal approval.

You can read the rest here.

Combing through the projects, here are programs that may touch East Point residents:

  • $11.4 million to reduce MARTA rail wait times from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during morning and afternoon rush hours.
  • $9.6 million toward diverging diamond interchanges at I-75 and Windy Hill Road in Cobb County and at I-285 and Camp Creek Parkway in Fulton County.
  • $3.6 million to replace diesel MARTA buses with natural gas buses in south Fulton County.

If you see any more projects that affect East Point, leave a comment detailing the project