Atlanta Streetcar's Second Traffic Signal Integration Test Scheduled for October 20
On Monday, October 20, 2014, the Atlanta Streetcar will conduct its second traffic signal interface system test – to ensure adjustments made to the timing of signals will accommodate the streetcars, motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.
The test will begin at 11 p.m. and go until the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 21. Streetcars will be travelling along the entire 2.7 mile loop of the system; the Atlanta Police Department will be escorting the vehicle and there will be rolling closures. Motorists are advised to find alternate routes while the testing is taking place.
Motorists are also reminded that vehicles along the streetcar route need to be parked fully within the white lines of the parking spaces, and that double-parking is not allowed. Illegally parked vehicles along the route will be ticketed and/or towed.
The Atlanta Streetcar is a collaborative effort among Atlanta’s political, business and transit communities to bring to fruition critical infrastructure that will connect the metro area and the greater region. Partnership and innovation, key qualifiers for the federal government’s TIGER II Discretionary Grant program, are exhibited by this joint effort involving the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, and MARTA.