Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Maintenance Of Way


Rail News: Maintenance Of Way

MARTA joins other entities to begin pedestrian bridge project


The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) — in partnership with the Buckhead Community Improvement District, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), State Road and Toll Authority, Federal Transit Administration and city of Atlanta — plans to begin construction of a pedestrian bridge that will reconnect the east and west sides of Buckhead, Ga.

The bridge also will offer a more convenient access to the entrance of the agency’s Buckhead station, MARTA officials said in a prepared statement.

Today, the agency will begin preliminary work on the project, which is not expected to affect train service at the station, they said.

The project entails a new entrance on the north end of the existing station; a pedestrian bridge over north and southbound lanes of state highway 400; and elevator/stair tower, sidewalk and bridge connection on the east side of the highway; and sidewalk access to elevated walkway from Tower Place to connect to the bridge on the west side of the highway.

The project is slated for completion in November 2013.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 1/17/2012