Atlanta Streetcar Conducts Further Testing on Wednesday, October 22

October 22,2014

Overnight test may cause delays along route

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the Atlanta Streetcar will conduct further tests to ensure the integration of vehicles, power, communications, and traffic and train signal controls. Elements being tested include radio communications, track switch interface, signal and sign visibility, and streetcar control center communications.

The test will begin at 11 p.m. and go until the early morning hours of Thursday, October 23. 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.