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Additional open houses to take place about DeKalb County transit improvements

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Additional open houses to take place about DeKalb County transit improvements

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DeKalb County will host a second round of open houses at the end of February about transit improvements for the county.

According to a release from The Collaborative Firm, which is the group behind the transit master plan, the public meetings will gather community input and will present ideas generated during the initial phase of the project including the first round of public open houses, stakeholder advisory committee meetings and public surveys.

The DeKalb County Government, in partnership with the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, have been working together to develop a county transit plan since last year.

The transit improvements are intended to address DeKalb County’s mobility challenges, help to enhance future development opportunities and improve the quality of life within each of DeKalb’s cities and unincorporated communities, both north and south.

Additionally, the plan will “seize opportunities in DeKalb County for service enhancements today and expansion opportunities tomorrow to create a 30-year vision and beyond for transit investments,” the release said.

Two public meetings were held in March 2018 to gather community input on transportation views, and the initial round of open houses followed that October. Public outreach activities will continue until this May.

The open houses scheduled for the end of February are listed below. The same information will be presented at all three open houses, so those interested can attend whichever is most convenient.

  • Feb. 26, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Flat Shoals Library, 4022 Flat Shoals Pkwy Decatur, Ga. 30034
  • Feb. 27, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel – William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road Decatur, Ga. 30034
  • Feb. 28, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Central DeKalb Senior Center, 1346 McConnell Drive Decatur, Ga. 30033

 

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