NEWS BRIEF: Rapid transit bus system cranking up in Atlanta

Rapid transit redux

Staff Photo, Joeff Davis, 2010 DSC 7655
Photo credit: CL File
Atlanta’s first foray into rapid transit by bus will start happening late next year, according to MARTA. The Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a pilot program costing $61.5 million, will connect south downtown to the southern arc of the BeltLine passing through Peoplestown, Summerhill, and the Capitol Gateway. The buses will travel the 4.8 mile round-trip route in dedicated lanes painted red thus avoiding regular vehicle traffic, and its drivers will have the ability to activate traffic signals at almost 30 different intersections for a quicker ride. axios.com