The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) recently hosted a viewing of the New Flyer Battery-Electric 60 foot Xcelsior CHARGE bus at Lindbergh Station. The 35, 40, and 60 foot battery and electric powered buses can charge quickly at a rail station where you have a strong electrical current or plug-in at a bus operating […]
$3.6 Million Will Upgrade and Expand Service in DeKalb County The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is receiving a $3.6 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program. MARTA will use the funding to upgrade and replace 40-foot diesel-fueled buses with 60-foot Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses used […]
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will assume ownership of the Atlanta Streetcar from the City of Atlanta on July 1. The four-car light rail system will be under MARTA’s rail operations. MARTA is currently focused on four transition objectives; enhancing and fortifying safety and security on the streetcar, implementing a ridership growth program, reducing […]
Mural Dedication Features Food, Music, Arts & Crafts The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) celebrated the completion of the Ashby Station mural with a block party on Saturday, March 24 from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by WonderRoot, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Invest Atlanta, and MARTA’s Artbound program was […]
Event Highlights Opportunities at Rail Stations The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) hosted a retail concessions industry day on Wednesday, March 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its headquarters on Piedmont Road in Atlanta. The event was a chance for food, beverage, and specialty retail vendors to learn about concessions opportunities at […]
Wi-Fi Lite Allows Riders to Browse Web, Connect to Social Media The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) now has free Wi-Fi on all buses and trains. The new connection allows riders to browse the web, send e-mails, read e-books, and connect to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. To use Wi-Fi on […]
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is providing space for a new development of small businesses and startups at its westernmost rail station, Hamilton E. Holmes. Over a dozen repurposed shipping containers will provide around 6,500 square feet of retail and office space. MARTA is partnering with the City of Atlanta and Invest Atlanta […]
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has commissioned local artists to paint murals in four rail stations. Work was completed last week on a mural titled The People Could Fly at the Ashby Station on MARTA’s Blue/Green rail lines. The mural at Ashby was painted by Fahamu Pecou, with support from artists Denisha Claxton and Fabian […]
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will host the annual State of MARTA breakfast on Friday, Jan. 5 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the W Hotel Midtown. The event, co-hosted by the Council for Quality Growth, provides a financial and service report card for 2017 and sets goals for the new year. Atlanta journalist […]
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Board of Directors approved a resolution to refund $56.8 million of its series 2012A bonds, saving the Authority $6.5 million in net present value of future interest costs. MARTA’s average interest savings is $588,000 per year. MARTA moved quickly on this partial refunding to take advantage of favorable […]
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Police Department continues to lead the way in public transportation emergency preparedness. Members of MARTA’s police force, executive management team, and board members gathered recently to dedicate the Authority’s new $1.2 million state-of-the-art Mobile Command Vehicle. The 45-foot vehicle allows the MARTA Police and Emergency Management Department to have […]
Attention MARTA riders, if you commute in from the Eastside of Atlanta, your commute will be affected by the upcoming Georgia Dome implosion. For safety reasons, MARTA is suspending all rail service west of Five Points after normal operations at 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20. A portion of MARTA’s train tunnels lay almost directly under the implosion […]
Pictured L to R: MARTA Sr. Director of TOD Amanda Rhein, MARTA Chief-of-Staff Rukiya Thomas, Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson, MARTA Board Member William Floyd. Lynn Pattillo. MARTA Board Member Robert Dallas MARTA GM/CEO Keith Parker and Pattillo Real Estate COO/CFO Josh Harrison, CPA $25M “Trackside” Project Marks MARTA’s Latest Transit Oriented Development The Metropolitan Atlanta […]
By Rhonda White, MARTA Media Relations Intern Nov. 8 marked a pivotal time in Atlanta’s transportation history. With an overwhelming 72 percent of Atlanta residents voting ‘yes,’ the MARTA half-penny sales tax will increase transit connectivity through bus and rail expansion, new routes and other improvements that provide customers with even more opportunities to get […]
The following was submitted by Carl Holt, an Atlanta voter who has been a supporter of MARTA for a long time. We appreciate the input from all of our customers and look forward to the vote on November 8th. On November 8th, voters in the City of Atlanta will be asked to fund MARTA’s largest […]
By Brian Gist For too long, transportation in Atlanta has been synonymous with driving, with plenty of cars and congested roads, but few other options. Transit service has been notoriously infrequent or unavailable in many areas, making metro Atlanta among the worst in the country for the ability to access jobs via transit. Sidewalks desperately […]
On Aug. 8, MARTA added 18 articulated buses – also known as “bendy” buses — to its fleet. The buses will be on the agency’s high-ridership routes throughout the metro area.
At Uber, we share MARTA’s goal of getting more people to their destinations safely and efficiently. We share their vision of an Atlanta that is less congested, has lower emissions, and is less dependent on cars.
We all can do our part…so sit back, relax, and enjoy your ride, support the ever evolving MARTA to be by your side.
At 11 a.m., Thursday, April 9 at the Five Points station Amphitheater, join MARTA and Stand Up for Transportation Day.