March 26, 2024



ATLANTA - The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) invites Clayton County residents and stakeholders to an open house on March 28 at Southern Regional Medical Center to learn more about the county’s first bus rapid transit project. The community event begins at 6:30 p.m. and features an opportunity to provide feedback on a potential new, direct connection to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 

MARTA Rapid is the Authority’s bus rapid transit system, the first in the region, and is characterized by high-capacity buses running in dedicated right-of-way and mixed traffic lanes on existing roads. The approximately 15-mile MARTA Rapid Southlake route proposes connections to Southlake Mall, the Shops of Riverdale, Southern Regional Medical Center, and College Park Station, and has rail-like stations that will feature off board fare payment, seating, and digital signage. 

“We are thrilled by the progress of Rapid Southlake, a dynamic project that will provide generational impacts for those living, working, or traveling in Clayton County,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Collie Greenwood. “Additionally, we see this possible direct connection to the airport’s Domestic Terminal as an opportunity to provide improved access to thousands of airport-related jobs and strengthen the project’s federal funding competitiveness.” 

WHAT:          MARTA Rapid Southlake Open House

WHEN:          Thursday, March 28

                     6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:        Southern Regional Medical Center – Educational Center

                     11 Upper Riverdale Road

                     Riverdale, Ga. 30274

MARTA:         Route 196 (5-minute walk from stop to meeting site)


Attendees at the open house are encouraged to provide feedback on the proposed alternative connection to the airport and learn more about MARTA’s historic and transformative transit investments in Clayton County. 

To learn more about MARTA’s Rapid Southlake project and to join the project’s mailing list, visit www.connectclayton.com/southlake-bus-rapid-transit.



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