Atlanta streetcar public hearings are sure to be spectacular!

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime event!


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Officials from the city, Central Atlanta Progress, the Atlanta Regional Commission and MARTA will hold two public hearings about the streetcar project. In case you missed the news, President Barack Obama awarded $47.6 million in October for the project segment that will connect Centennial Olympic Park and the King Center.

After a short presentation about the streetcar, officials will solicit the public's input about the east-west and north-south routes' potential "environmental impacts." That's a fairly broad term that could include anything from historic sites to endangered species. They'll later submit those comments to federal transportation officials. The hearings are part of the environmental assessment process and required before the city can tap any funding from Washington, D.C.

Still haven't read the project's 354-page draft environmental assessment? What are you waiting for?!? (It's actually quite interesting.) You can download it, in all its 28mb glory, at this link.

The first meeting is tomorrow night in Midtown. The second and final meeting is on Auburn Avenue. Full details are after the jump. Other ways to comment on the project can be found right hee-yah.