Planning oversees a wide variety of programs and activities that range from corridor planning to environmental analysis and transit oriented development.
MARTA Planning programs generally fall into three general categories each including:
- Transit System Planning (TSP)
- Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
- Regional Service Coordination
Each of these planning units is an office unto itself and is responsible for implementing planning activities consistent with the development of existing and future rail and bus services.
Office of Transit System Planning (TSP)
The Office of TSP is responsible for the planning, design, and scheduling of all bus and rail service. This includes development of service plans as required for the Authority’s operating budget, intermediate service initiatives, and long range expansion projects. In addition, TSP works with regional partners to develop the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and regional Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). There are four branches within the Office of TSP. Please click on any of the following for more information.
Office of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) & Real Estate
The Office of TOD and Real Estate is responsible for managing real estate transactions and developing land use policy guidelines in support of the transit oriented development program for MARTA. Click here for more info.
Office of Regional Service Coordination
The Office of Regional Service Coordination and Special Projects coordinates activities with partner transit operators and planning agencies.
MARTA Internship Program – Department of Planning
The Department of Planning has initiated a year-round internship program by which undergraduate students with at least 60 credits (juniors), graduate students, and recent alumni may apply to work on substantive projects within the Authority. Below is the program guide, the open position descriptions (if any), and the application pop-up. If you have any questions or encounter any errors/problems, please contact the Christopher Silveira at email@example.com. Be sure to include “internship question” as the subject of the email. Each application cycle (Spring/ Summer/ Fall) is limited to 100 total applications.
Internship Program – the guide
Internship Description – Service Planning & Scheduling (24 hours/week requested; March - May)
Internship Description – Special Projects & Analysis (12-24 hours/week requested; March - May)
Planning Internship Application [closes Feb 16]