74491_174266195918179_6691970_nMARTA will hold a series of  open houses where the community can provide feedback on the I-20 East expansion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 24, 25 and 27.

On the table are five potential new rail stations – Covington Highway, Wesley Chapel Road, Panola Road, Lithonia Industrial Boulevard and Mall at Stonecrest – along with a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service between Downtown Atlanta and Wesley Chapel Road. MARTA is already conducting  environmental studies on the impact of the expansion.

The meetings will begin with an open house from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a formal presentation and question and answer session from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is invited to drop in at any of the three meetings to learn more about the project, speak with project team staff, and provide input and feedback on the project. The same information will be presented at each meeting.

MARTA I-20 East Corridor Open Houses

Monday, June 24
6-7 PM: Open House
7-8 PM: Presentation & Q/A
City of Atlanta, Old Council Chambers
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Tuesday, June 25
6-7 PM: Open House
7-8 PM: Presentation & Q/A
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center
3181 Rainbow Drive
Decatur, GA 30034

Thursday, June 27
6-7 PM: Open House
7-8 PM: Presentation & Q/A
Lou Walker Senior Center
2538 Panola Road
Lithonia, GA 30058

For more information on the project and to share your comments, visit the website at itsmarta.com/I20-east-corr.aspx or Facebook page at facebook.com/I20EastTransitInitiative

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.