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On 3/25/2021 at 7:02 PM, BroncoFan623 said:

I've been following this project all along and asked a few friends at GDOT about it. Their understanding were like right now what is committed doesn't cover the transit part of the system. GDOT has coordinated with the local to finalize the station locations. However, it is still working progress to secure the transit part of the funding from FTA and Fulton County sales tax to build those stations. Engineering design have made sure when the express lane breaks ground within next 8ish years, median space will be reserved at those proposed station site but at least for now, they don't plan to build the stations at the same time. 

Frankly, building stations in the middle of GA-400 is a risky idea. It works okay for Buckhead because it has that level of density next to GA-400. Places like Alpharetta, Roswell, and even Sandy Springs are typical suburban edge cities which don't even have traditional downtowns. Stations in the middle of freeway won't attract much of commuters unless they put hell of efforts on building a robust local bus system to feed the BRT trunk line and people change their perspective about transit in the future. 

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