DOT will hold three hearings on multi-modal terminal

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The Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled three public hearings on the potential environmental impact of the multi-modal passenger terminal that has long been planned for the railroad gulch area in downtown Atlanta.

The meetings, which are a joint effort of DOT, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Transit Administration, are set for:

  • April 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot near the capitol.
  • May 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Georgia State University Student Center, 44 Gilmer St.
  • May 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church North, 540 Cameron M. Alexander Blvd. NW.

DOT officials signed a two-year $12.2 million contract in October with a private consortium headed by Cousins Properties to start design work on the transportation facility that has been in the planning stages for more than 15 years.

The multi-modal terminal is intended to serve as a hub for transportation networks that include MARTA rail and bus lines, the regional express bus systems, and the Georgia railroad network.

© 2012 by The Georgia Report

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Tags: DOT , express bus service , MARTA , mass transit , multi-modal passenger terminal , rail lines