MARTA will continue a series of public meetings to gather input regarding early findings from the Connect 400 Transit Initiative. The study, which continues efforts initiated in 2012, will assess potential transit options to improve regional mobility and accessibility in North Fulton.

At a meeting that MARTA held with Sandy Springs homeowners on June 12, residents said they would prefer any rail extension to be on the west side of 400.

According to a press release, during the meetings, MARTA will present a summary of public input, including results of a survey conducted by Kennesaw State University, as well as information regarding potential expansion alternatives. The information collected at these meetings will help to inform the selection of a preferred transit alternative for the corridor. In addition, MARTA will share the schedule for future project activities, including detailed environmental studies that are required by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for transit system expansion.

To maximize opportunities for participation, meetings will be held at three separate locations within the corridor. All meetings will provide identical information.

Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, July 8, 6:30  to 8 p.m.

Johns Creek Environmental Campus

8100 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Georgia State University Alpharetta Center

3775 Brookside Parkway, Alpharetta

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hampton Inn Atlanta – Perimeter Center

769 Hammond Drive NE, Dunwody

Ann Marie Quill

Ann Marie Quill is Associate Editor at Reporter Newspapers.