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The Atlanta BeltLine: The country’s most ambitious smart growth project: via @grist

The Atlanta BeltLine: The country’s most ambitious smart growth project: via @grist

ABI and MARTA are partnering to finalize the Atlanta BeltLine's Tier I Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on behalf of the Federal Transit Administration, a major milestone in the federal funding process for transit. As part of the Atlanta BeltLine Corridor Design project, transit is being conceptually designed and integrated with the proposed trail and greenspace elements of the Atlanta BeltLine; station locations and alignment are being refined; and cost estimates are being updated. In the upcoming year, ABI will create a Transit Implementation Strategy, initiate a Tier 2 EIS for a portion of the corridor and continue transit design and engineering through the Corridor Design and other planned projects. This work will serve as the blueprint for transit implementation and progress segments of transit to the point that they may proceed to preliminary engineering activiti...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-07-26-the-countrys-most-...

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