Planning oversees a variety of inter-related programs and activities that include short-to-long-range service planning, service data collection and analysis, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and analysis. Meanwhile, TOD/Real Estate handles activities related to MARTA real property such as land use policies around MARTA stations and real estate transactions.
Department of Planning
The MARTA Department of Planning includes the following two offices:
- Architecture & Design
- Research & Analysis
- Transit System Planning
Office of Architecture & Design
Architecture and Design provides professional design services for MARTA's existing and new infrastructure, including construction oversight of all related projects. The office also establishes the Authority's sustainability initives to promote MARTA's environmental goals
Office of Research & Analysis
Research & Analysis collects and distributes much of the service-related data for the Authority. This data is then used by TSP to assist planners in decision-making for the development of existing and future bus and rail services.
Office of Transit System Planning (R&A)
The Office of R&A is responsible for the collection, analysis, and distribution of MARTA key performance indicators (KPIs) as well as a number of other metrics produced by the Authority to track progress. Click here for more info.
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. There are two 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Regional Planning Spring Internship - 2 available
Application (Apply ONLY for the above positions-- there are currently no Civil Engineering positions in Planning)
Planning + TOD Internship Application (Spring Applications are OPEN until 11:59PM on Sunday, October 26)