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MARTA holds public hearing on proposed bus service changes


The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will hold a public hearing on proposed bus service modifications on Monday, September 16 at the DeKalb County Public Library, located at 215 Sycamore Street in Decatur.

The following routes will be discussed:

  • Route 19: Clairmont Road
  • Route 123: Church Street/North DeKalb Mall
  • Route 823: Belvedere

MARTA representatives will be on hand for a community exchange session beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the public hearing at 7 p.m.

MARTA regularly evaluates bus route performance including scheduling, on-time performance, ridership, and safety. Modifications were recommended based on feedback received from customers and the Authority’s service analysis.

All changes accepted by the MARTA Board of Directors will become effective December 7, 2019.


Monday, September 16

DeKalb County Public Library

215 Sycamore Street

Decatur, GA  30030

Community Exchange: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Public Hearing: 7 p.m.

To ride MARTA to the public hearing: Take the Blue Line to Decatur Station, exit on Church Street and travel one block east.

A sign language interpreter will be available at the hearing.

If you cannot attend the hearing but would like to share comments, you may: (1) leave a message at 404-848-5299; (2) write to MARTA’s Office of External Affairs at the address below; (3) complete an online comment card at www.itsmarta.com; or (4) or fax your comments no later than September 23, 2019, to 404-848-4179.

Copies of the proposed bus service modifications can be found on www.itsmarta.com and will be available at MARTA’s headquarters, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30324, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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