No Boundaries–
Today's Preparation,
Tomorrow's Achievement.

What is DeKalb County's Transit Master Plan?

The Transit Master Plan will 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. The plan will identify transit service enhancements for today and expansion opportunities for tomorrow to create a 30-year cost-feasible vision for transit investments in DeKalb County.

Why is DeKalb County's Transit Master Plan Important?

Major Components of the Plan

The transportation plan will improve quality of life and businesses' bottom lines.

Live, work, play and use transit

The Master Plan will focus on creating an environment where transit is a seamless part of living, working and playing in DeKalb County. By creating a robust network of complementary modes that include different types of transit solutions, the plan will improve residents’ quality of life and businesses’ bottom lines.

Ensure the transit vision is affordable and effective

Ensure that the transit vision is affordable and effective

Create an environment to listen, educate, and collaborate with residents, local businesses, cities, and DeKalb County, together we can develop a prioritized list of well-defined, realistic, and feasible transit improvements to guide us for the next few years and beyond.

Give DeKalb County residents transporation choices

Make sure thriving and emerging areas have transit service

By defining fiscally sensible solutions, the Master Plan will bolster economic development activities in currently prosperous areas and encourage investment in those areas identified for future growth so that all areas of the County will benefit from future transit improvements.

Make sure DeKalb's Transit Plan caters to everyone's needs

Make sure transit is available for everyone

Provide mobility options for all DeKalb County residents. The recommendations will balance the needs of discretionary riders who could choose to commute via private automobile instead of transit with the needs of more transit-dependent riders such as seniors, individuals with low incomes, underserved residents, persons with disabilities, and youth.

Did you miss our last open house?

Past Public Open Houses

Attendees discuss DeKalb County Transit Master Plan Penny Scenario at a Public Meeting in June
Attendees of the DeKalb County Transit Master Plan Meeting
DeKalb County Transit Master Plan Public Meeting
DeKalb County Transit Master using sketch planning tool
Attendees discuss DeKalb County Transit Master Plan at a Public Meeting in October
Attendees of the DeKalb County Transit Master Plan Public Meeting

October Open Houses

See what was presented during our first round of public meetings in October 2018.

DeKalb County Transit Master Plan Public Meeting
DeKalb County Transit Master using sketch planning tool

February Open Houses

See what was presented during our second round of public meetings in February 2019.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee

On September 6, 2018, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond and MARTA General Manager/CEO Jeffrey Parker addressed a group of DeKalb County stakeholders about the Transit Master Plan.

DeKalb County Stakeholder Meeting

Facts about DeKalb County in the MARTA Service Area

Project Timeline

JULY 2018

Kick-off project

AUGUST 2018

Establish transit vision and goals

SEPTEMBER 2018

Develop State of DeKalb Transit and economic development vision

OCTOBER 2018

Concentrated public and stakeholder engagement

NOVEMBER 2018

Analyze transit market opportunities

DECEMBER 2018–JANUARY 2019

Define transit investment scenarios and financial constraints

FEBRUARY 2019

Concentrated public and stakeholder engagement

MARCH 2019

Refine transit investment scenarios and financial constraints

JUNE 2019

DeKalb City Council Meetings*
June 26: City of Tucker–7:00 p.m.
June 27: DeKalb County Committee of the Whole–9:00 a.m.

Concentrated public and stakeholder engagement.

DeKalb City Council Meetings*
June 10: City of Dunwoody–6:00 p.m.
June 10: City of Stonecrest–7:00 p.m.
June 11: City of Brookhaven–7:00 p.m.
June 11: City of Chamblee–6:00 p.m.
June 17: City of Decatur–6:30 p.m.
June 17: City of Doraville–5:30 p.m.
June 18: City of Stone Mountain–6:30 p.m.
June 20: City of Avondale Estates–6:00 p.m.
June 25: City of Clarkston–7:00 p.m.
June 25: City of Pine Lake–7:00 p.m.
June 26: City of Tucker–7:00 p.m.
June 27: DeKalb City Committee of the Whole–9:00 a.m.

Refine and submit recommendations.

*DEvent times are subject to change. Check back for more details on dates and times.