AJC.com | MARTA moves forward on new bus rapid transit line

MARTA’s plans for a significant expansion in coming decades took a significant step forward Thursday.

The agency’s board of directors awarded an $11.3 million contract to the engineering firm Kimley-Horn to design the Capitol Avenue/Summerhill bus rapid transit line in Atlanta. It’s the first new transit line in a MARTA expansion that city voters approved in 2016.

The $68 million Capitol Avenue/Summerhill project is the first new transit line. Construction is set to begin in 2022, and the line would open in 2024.

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By David, Wickert, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Photo by Ben Gray

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