Box 21, Folder 4, Document 8

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RA.PID TRA.NSIT
IGOG
METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY
"MARTA
REPORTS TO THE
PEOPLE IT SERVES . . .
DECEMBER 1966
VOL. I . NO. 3
PBTB, MARTA DIRECTORS
MEET IN ATLANTA
Eight members of the board of directors (Board of Control) of Parsons-Brinckerhoff Tudor-Bechtel, engineering
consultants to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit
Authority, met in Atlanta with the MARTA board of directors December 5. Both boards of directors received a briefing on the status of development of the Atlanta rapid transit
system.
Members of PBTB attending were W. S. Douglas, Senior
Partner, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas; M. Den
Hartog, Partner, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Lord & Den Hartog;
W. 0. Salter, Vice President, PBQ&D, and director of the
MARTA project; J. R. Kiely, Senior Vice President, Bechtel
Corporation ; John P. Buehler, Vice President, Bechtel Corporation; Louis Riggs, President, Tudor Engineering Corporation; Stan Froid, Vice President, Tudor Engineering Corporation ; and W. A. Bugge, Project Director, PBTB.
The PBTB board members attendoo the December board
meeting of MARTA directors, then entertained MARTA
directors at a dinner meeting where the system was discussed
in further detail.
John Coil, PBTB Resident Manager in Atlanta, escorted ·
the PBTB directors on tours of the various lines under consideration for the Atlanta system, including the railroad
"gulch" area downtown , where Transit Center will be
located.
The Atlanta PBTB staff showed aerial photographs of the
area, and discussed various alignments of the system lines.
Several proposals for subway locations and levels were
outlined.
Phil Hammer, of Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates, discussed several methods of financing the first two phases of
the Atlanta System. Under the basic plan, predicated on
maximum federal and state aid, local funds of approximately $100 million would be required for the two principal
lines to be constructed for about $3 10 million. If the local
part is received through 30-year revenue bonds, the maximum tax cost would be about two mills in F ulton County ·
where assessments are lowest, and less in the other governments participating in MARTA.
Richard H. Rich (left), MART A Chairman; Stan Froid, Tudor V-P;
Martin Den Hartog, PBL&DH; Win 0. Salter, PBQ&D V-P; Henry
L . Stuart, MARTA General Manager; W. A. Bugge, PBTB; W. A .
Pulver, MARTA Director.
Ray O'Neil, PBTB Deputy Resident Manager explains route alignments on aerial mosaic map.
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DE
1966
1967
1968
NORTH-SOUTH LINE
Oglethorpe to
Airport, thru
Transit Center
21.5 miles,
16 stations.
Construction cost:
$201 Million
Opens 1973
1972
1973
1974
ts, Railro ds)
ght-of-w
Detailed
Acquisit on,
esign
Co structio
EAST-WEST LINE
Avondale Estates
to Hightower Rd.
thru Transit
Center
14.5 miles,
13 stations
Construction cost
$106 million
Opens 1975
EXTENSIONS COMPLETING SYSTEM
Norcross, Forest
Park, N. Druid
Hills Rd. (Proposed Marietta
line included)
29.4 miles,
13 stations
Construction cost
$130 million
Co mplete 1983
s
IT
A
Prelimi
ering (Sec 9)
ons
Ri ht-of-wa
acqui tion, det
ginee rin g (Sec. 9 )
Pr

ublic Heb ings
Negl

-way ac uisita iled de ign
(NOTE:
EAST-
led desig
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INS AF E
PLETED.
T he above chart and the map on the oppos ite page outline some of the work being done and plans for the future
development of th e rapid transit system in Metropolitan
Atl anta.
T he chart shows a "working schedule" rather than a precise timetable, and is subject to change. On the North-South
line, " Preliminary E ngi neering (702 ) " is fin anced with a
loan under Section 702 of the U. S. Housing Act of 1954.
"Prelim inary E ngi nee ring ( Sec. 9)" a nticipates approval of
an application under Section 9 of the Mass Transportat ion
A ct of 1966 fo r $369,333 . T hese funds will also provide
for pl anning to extend East-West line on each end to I -28 5
perimeter expressway.
T he beginn ing of "Acquisition of R ight-of-way and detailed design" of the North-South line is based on the pros-
a tion s
I Report
NORTH- OUTH A
pect of state funds and additional federal funds . With the
passage of Constitutional A mendment 14 in the November
General E lection, th e state can now appropriate funds to
assist in rapi d tra nsit development. If the new General Assembly approves such an appropriat ion , application will then
be made for fou r times the a moun t in federal funds. Tf such
fun ds become ava il able, purchasing of right-of-way and
drafting of detai led des igns could begin after July 1, 1967.
In itial work would like ly begin on Transit Center in downtow n Atl a nta , where the North-South and East-West lines
will cross.
On the map on the opposite page, the lines of the original
1962 plan are in black; the green lines show alternate lines
being considered. Final lines will be determined in 1967.
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METR O P OLITAN
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PROPO S ED
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1962
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INITIAL O PERATIONS
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1975
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AL TERNA TE ROUTES
UNDER CONSIDERATION
�METROPOLITAN ATLANTA
RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY
MARTA ACTION
808 GLENN BLOG ." 120 MARIETTA ST .. N . W .
ATLANTA, GA . 30303 · PHONE 524 -57 11
In the December meeting, the MARTA Board of
Directors re-elected present officers to another oneyear term. Richard H. Rich will continue to serve as
MARTA Chairman, and Roy A. Blount as Vice
Chairman.
The board also approved the budget for 1966. Total
income and unappropriated surplus are expected to be
$810,871.98; total expenses will be $764,448.00; a
surplus of $46,423 .98 is anticipated.
The income anticipates approval of a pending application for a fed eral grant under Section 9 of the Mass
Transportation Act of 1966. The application is for
$369,333 , of which $276,00Q would be spent in 1967,
and $93,333 in 1968. The local support from Atlanta
and Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, and Gwinnett counties
remains the same as 1966-$300,000 on a _pro rata
basis.
The 1967 budget will provide funds for completion
of the preliminary engineering on the North-South
line ; for most of the preliminary engineering on the
East-West line; additional work on the North-South
line; Rapid Transit Corridor Impact Study; a study of
the impact of the proposed system on the Atlanta
Transit System ; and other work.
"DIRECTED BY THE GEORGIA STATE
LEGISLATURE TO DEVELOP A RAPID
TRANSIT SYSTEM FOR THE 5-COUNT.Y
METROPOLITAN ATLANTA AREA." "
Edited by KING ELLIOTT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS:
H. RICH, Chairman
ROY A. BLOUNT, Vic e Chair111.an
ROBERT F. ADAMSON, Treasur er
GLE NN E . BENNETT, S ecretary
RICHARD
CITY OF ATLANTA:
MILLS B. LA NE, JR.
L. D. MILTON
RICHARD H. R ICH
RAWSON HAVERTY
CLAYTON COUNTY:
EDGAR BLALOCK
DEKA LB COUNTY :
Roy A . BLOUNT
DR. SANFORD AT WOOD
FULTON COUNTY:
W. A. P ULVER
MITCHE LL C. BISHOP
GWINNETT COUNTY :
K. A. MCMILLON
COBB COUNTY (Observer )
OTIS A. BRUMBY, JR
MARTA STAFF :
HENRY L . STUART, General Manager
KING ELLIOTT, Director of Public Information
H. N. JOH NSON, S ecr etar1J to General Manager
RAPID TRANSIT BRIEFS
A study committee of the Georgia House of Representatives has been briefed on the status of rapid transit in Atlanta. On December 9, MARTA General Manager Henry
L. Stuart and Rep . Jack Ethridge, legal counsel for the
Authority, appeared before the State of Local Governments
Study Committee.
Rep. Ethridge pointed out that rapid transit is going to
benefit residents of many counties outside the area encompassed by the Authority itself. He stated that, in several
nearby counties, more than half the people who have jobs
are employed in Atlanta, and could be expected to drive to
the nearest rapid transit station to "park and ride."
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Stuart discussed the system itself, its cost,_and methods
of fin ancing the work. He noted that through 1966, local
governments had spent $790,000 from local funds on the
project, and $730,000 in federal funds . He said that while
the state has not bee n ab le to participate financially in the
project, passage of A mendment 14 in November will now
allow th e state to take part. H e stated th at he is "encouraged" in his belief that th e next budget will include an
allocation for rapid transit.
METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY
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BOB GLENN BLDG. · 1 20 MARIETTA ST ., N.W.
PHON E 524-5711 (AREA CODE 404)
DECEMBER
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