The federal government will give MARTA $12.6 million for a new bus rapid transit line from downtown to midtown Atlanta.
The 9.4-mile Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit Project would connect the Summerhill neighborhood south of I-20 – anchored by Georgia State University – to MARTA’s Arts Center Station. The route will include stations and vehicles linking Midtown, Piedmont Park, Downtown, existing MARTA stations and the new Summerhill mixed-use development.
It was unclear late Wednesday when construction in the new line would begin or when it would open. The project includes the purchase of about five new bus rapid transit vehicles and the installation of about 30 transit stations.