GDOT to hold public hearing on proposed downtown "MultiModal Passenger Terminal" | News
ATLANTA -- GDOT will hold at least 3 scheduled "public information open houses" for the proposed Grand Central like terminal to be placed downtown near Mitchell Street bridge. According to GDOT, "The MultiModal Passenger Terminal (MMPT) will bring together various ground and rail transit services in a centralized downtown location to create a vital connection link for the people of metro-Atlanta and beyond. "
The MMPT will be the hub for existing and proposed transportation networks, including the existing MARTA rail and bus systems, the regional express bus systems, and the Georgia railroad network.
Current facilities in Atlanta for intercity rail, intercity bus and local/regional transit are inadequate, poorly connected and capacity constrained. Providing improved connections between the various existing transportation services is required to improve utilization of existing services as well as facilitate system expansion. The purpose of the MMPT is to replace these inadequate and disconnected transportation facilities, connect modes of transportation, increase transit ridership and facilitate and accommodate future transportation investments and economic development.
The open house schedule kicks off on April 24 and runs as follows:
Tuesday April 24, 2012
4 – 7p.m.
Georgia Railroad Freight Depot – The Freight Room
65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SE
Tuesday May 1, 2012
11a.m. – 2 p.m.
Georgia State University Student Center – Court Salon
44 Gilmer Street
Thursday May 3, 2012
4 – 7 p.m.
Antioch Baptist Church North
540 Cameron M. Alexander Blvd, NW