After being delayed for several months, Atlanta’s Mayor, Kasim Reed, held an official grand opening celebration for the “Atlanta Streetcar” in Woodruff Park Tuesday. The nearly 100 million dollar project is projected to attract new developments along Auburn Avenue. Councilman Kwanza Hall is reported as saying, “Now we’re able to get people in and around without having to use so many cars, I think it will bring more energy.” In addition, Mayor Kasim Reed made it known that when it was time to deliver, the city of Atlanta was able to get it done. Rumor has it, there’s already talk of soon expanding the track to intersect with the Atlanta Beltline. The 2.7-mile route will connect the historic King Center with the Georgia Aquarium and College Football Hall of Fame.
Atlanta travelers should be excited to know that the Atlanta Streetcar will be FREE for the next three months, and then the fee for adults will be $1.
Atlanta Streetcar Route :
The East-West route features 2.7 running track miles with multiple stops.
• The King Historic Site at Jackson St. and Auburn Ave., westbound along Auburn Ave. to Peachtree St.
• North on Peachtree St., stopping at Peachtree Center MARTA station, to Ellis St.
• West on Ellis St. to Carnegie Way
• Northwest on Carnegie Way to Andrew Young International Blvd.
• West on Andrew Young International Blvd. to Centennial Olympic Park Dr.
• South on Centennial Olympic Park Dr. to Luckie St.
• Southeast on Luckie St., crossing Peachtree St. to Park Place.
• South on Park Place to Edgewood Ave.
• East on Edgewood Ave. to Jackson St.
• North on Jackson St. to Auburn Ave.
Official Site: http://www.theatlantastreetcar.com/