North Fulton Chamber Hosts Breakfast Forum on MARTA’s Connect 400 Transit Initiative

August 30, 2012 - The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) and the North Fulton Community Improvement District (NFCID), in partnership with Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), hosted a meeting this morning on the Connect 400 Transit Initiative for community and business leaders in the Georgia 400 Corridor. The meeting, which took place at the Chamber office, was attended by more than 90 of the region’s top transportation leaders.

Connect 400 is an “Alternatives Analysis” - an 18-month study of the Georgia 400 corridor from I-285 north to McGinnis Ferry Road. The study will begin to identify the needs and look at alternatives for more high-capacity transit in the corridor. The focus of the Chamber’s breakfast was to provide community and business leaders with an overview of the study and gather their input on transportation needs and solutions in this fast-growing area of the Atlanta region.

Those in attendance at this morning’s meeting were welcomed by GNFCC President and CEO Brandon Beach and Fulton County’s MARTA Board Member Adam Orkin. “This study is a huge step toward advancing exploration of new transportation alternatives in this market,” said Ann Hanlon, Chief Operating Officer of the NFCID.

The study will be completed by Spring 2013. To provide input or for more information, visit the Connect 400 website at www.itsmarta.com/north-line-400-corr.aspx.