The Clifton Corridor is a proposed public transportation corridor in and near Atlanta, Georgia. It stretches from Lindbergh Center eastwards, following the existing CSX rail corridor to Emory University, with possible continuation along the northern edge of Decatur via Suburban Plaza on N. Decatur Rd. and on to the Avondale MARTA station. In March 2012, after considering bus, light rail and heavy rail rapid-transit options, MARTA recommended a light rail option.
MARTA proposes stations at:
- Lindbergh Center
- Cheshire Bridge Road (near Faulkner Road and the Morningside Nature Preserve
- Sage Hill (near the intersection of Briarcliff Road, Johnson Road, and Zonolite Road)
- CDC/Emory Point
- Emory at Clairmont Road
- North Decatur
- Suburban Plaza
- DeKalb Medical Center
- Avondale MARTA station
In Summer 2012, there was a referendum on a 1-cent sales tax (SPLOST) to fund traffic and road improvements. If approved, the tax would have provided $700 million to fund rapid transit along the Clifton Corridor. The measure was defeated by voters.
Emory strongly supports rapid transit in the corridor.
- MARTA Clifton Corridor
- "Light Rail Recommended in Emory, CDC Area", Patch, March 22, 2012
- "Transportation Investment Act - Final Report ‐ Approved Investment List - Atlanta Roundtable Region" - Atlanta Regional Commission, October 15, 2011
- "Clifton Corridor transit project at crucial juncture", Emory University, July 19, 2011