Exactly one week before MARTA’s first jurisdictional expansion since its inception, the agency invited Clayton County residents to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and Meet MARTA Day at the Riverdale Town Center. The event included remarks from U.S. Congressman David Scott, Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeffrey E. Turner, Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon, MARTA Board Chairman Robert L. […]
2015 “State of MARTA” Breakfast: Transformation: Good to Great
MARTA recently celebrated its successes and highlighted upcoming programs with regional thought leaders at its 2015 State of MARTA breakfast.
Building the MARTA Army: How one person can make a difference
I get butterflies when I think about all the amazing potential Atlanta has; we just need to pull the trigger. Now, let’s get excited about transit and MARTA!
Let’s Get Heavy Rail Up GA400 Corridor Moving
Atlanta is no longer a sleepy, southern town. It is a modern, international city with millions of citizens and it should have the transportation infrastructure commensurate with a global city of our size.
MARTA Bus still unfamiliar
It’s unfortunate that the MARTA bus service is nearly invisible to non-users and that the learning curve is so large. With improved bus stops and information, MARTA bus can be as integral as MARTA rail.
Circulators to Increase Quality of Service, Attract Choice Riders
Ridership gains can be made through the implementation of high quality circulators that take advantage of MARTA’s existing rail infrastructure to attract choice riders.
Don’t bypass the BI-PASS
I would like to suggest a 15 day unlimited trips pass. We can called it the BI-PASS because it works in concert with the BI-Weekly Pay Period.
The Third’s a Charm…
MARTA “Challenger” Lamar Dixon’s personal account earned him a place in the winner’s circle during Month Three of our online contest.
Risk avoidance via communication of wait times
When it comes to my time, I fear wasting it by not knowing if and when a train/bus is coming to get me to work or general life on time.
A MARTA Ambassador Corps
If the problem of public perception of MARTA throughout the metro area improved dramatically, we would see higher ridership.
Volunteer clean up days
Wouldn’t it be great if MARTA developed a volunteer program and regularly held community cleanup days where riders and neighbors could come together and mop the floors, scrub the walls, or touch up paint to make the stations look great.
Both Sides of The Aisle – Experiences of A Choice and Transit Dependent Rider
With as much as Atlanta likes to beat it’s chest that it’s a ‘world-class city,’ without a competent, comprehensive, and consistent public transportation system, it’s merely puffery.
Why Should MARTA Stop at Buses and Trains?
If stations were equipped with simple, inexpensive bikes (with racks!) that were available to paying customers, more people could potentially extend their trip.
“Nobody rides MARTA”
This week’s MARTA Challenge features a project entitled “Nobody Rides MARTA” by Lain Shakespeare with photographs by Jason Travis.