Regional Transit Draft

Per state legislation, the ATL is required to develop and regularly update a regional transit plan, incorporating existing and future transit services, facilities, and projects in order to provide a coordinated region-wide approach and enhance connectivity for riders. The ATL Board on May 23, 2019, adopted a framework for development of this plan, which will be used to measure transit projects by a set of specific, objective criteria. These criteria reflect the ATL’s commitment to the six governing principles previously adopted by the Board

Prioritization Model

The statue also requires the ATL board to prioritize some projects for federal funding competitiveness. We will want to say more about what projects we prioritize and why. Then something about the 3 buckets of analysis shown here below and the criteria but in better words. There are also three types of projects that will be weighted differently within these buckets. Projects that have to be submitted and those that need to be prioritized.

Market Potential 

  • Existing/Projected Population Density
  • Existing Population – Communities of Interest
  • Existing (/Future) Employment Density
  • Existing Low Wage Employment Density
  • Existing/Planned Land Use Mix (+/- Community Impacts)
  • (Re) Development Potential

Deliverability

  • Financial Plan
  • Documented Project Support
  • Project Readiness – Schedule, Environmental Impacts
  • Regional Integration

Performance Impacts

  • Transit Trips
  • Transit Reliability
  • Increased Useful Life
  • Elements to Improve Safety / Security / Environment

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