Tracking Toward A Better a Way to Get Around Downtown

The Atlanta Streetcar is currently under construction in Downtown Atlanta. Stretching from Centennial Olympic Park to the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site, the Atlanta Streetcar will provide a 2.7 mile loop of service offering 12 stops along the route. The east-west route represents Phase One for the Atlanta Streetcar project, with additional routes and phases still in design and planning stages.

Project Timeline


Atlanta Streetcar, Inc. is formed as a non-profit entity comprised of some of Atlanta’s preeminent business, government and community leaders devoted to bringing a modern streetcar to Atlanta.

June 1, 2007

Peachtree Corridor Partnership is announced by then-mayor Shirley Franklin. The Partnership is tasked with moving the Streetcar project beyond the concept phase.

August 28, 2009

The Atlanta Streetcar Facebook page is launched. Like Us on Facebook!

October 15, 2010

The City of Atlanta is awarded $47.6 million in federal dollars for the Atlanta Streetcar through the TIGER II (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) funding program.

1st Quarter 2012

Utility construction begins, Organizers procure a Design-Build Team

1st Quarter 2013

Streetcar System construction begins

2nd Quarter 2014

The Atlanta Streetcars will soon begin testing on the rails. This testing phase, which lasts 60 to 90 days, will help us ensure that our system will be completely safe and ready for passenger service. Once testing is completed and the system is certified, we will begin passenger service.

Beyond 2014

Anticipated addition of more streetcar lines and expanded services, links to the Atlanta BeltLine and future intercity and regional rail services.

Construction Questions

Work is permitted 24 hours a day, Monday through Saturday. Additional utility construction permits are also approved on Auburn Avenue and throughout the rest of the streetcar corridor, so additional construction activities can be expected in the near future. We will do our best to communicate construction updates as more work commences along the route.

For questions or concerns contact:

Keith Hillsman
Community Relations Manager
(404) 304-5863