Atlanta Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal
The Atlanta Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal (MMPT) is a planned passenger terminal, designed by FXFOWLE Architects and Cooper Carry, to be built in a location to be determined near the Five Points MARTA rail station in The Gulch area of Downtown Atlanta. It would be the hub of existing and proposed transportation networks, including the existing MARTA rail and bus systems, the Xpress GA and other regional express buses, and the planned commuter rail system.
In July 2012 redevelopment plans for The Gulch moved ahead when President Barack Obama announced the final selection of the MMPT as one of a small group of projects from across the country to participate in the Dashboard initiative, putting the permitting process for the Terminal on the fast track, cutting the timeline by as much as one year.
In late May 2013, one of three Class 1 railroads(Norfolk Southern)which could serve or switch this proposed terminal, suggested that it would be unable to operate both freight and passenger trains into/from/by the facility. If accurate, possibly directed service to/from the site may be ordered by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board.
- "Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal", Georgia Dept. of Transportation site, retrieved 2012-01-10
- "Feds fast-track Atlanta's 'Gulch' project", Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 27, 2012
- "White House to fast-track Atlanta transit hub", Atlanta Business Chronicle, Dave Williams, July 25, 2012
- "No Rail at Downtown Train Terminal", Creative Loafing Atlanta, Thomas Wheatley, May 30, 2013