January 31, 2020
MARTA TO HOLD PUBLIC
HEARINGS ON PROPOSED BUS SERVICE CHANGES
Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will hold two public hearings on
proposed bus service modifications. The first will be held on Tuesday, Feb.
11, in East Point, and the second on Saturday, Feb. 15, in Chamblee.
MARTA representatives will be on hand for the community exchange sessions and
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.
The following routes will be
Route 8 – North Druid Hills Road
At the request of public stakeholders,
Route 8 is proposed to operate via Derrydown Way, E. Freeman Street and Sams
Street, to and from Avondale Station. The segment along Sams Street, (south of
E. Freeman Street) and Talley Street is proposed to be discontinued.
Route 79 – Sylvan Hills
To improve operational efficiency and
schedule reliability, Route 79 is proposed to assume the Martel Homes routing
currently operated by Route 192. Segments along Sylvan Road between Avon Avenue
and Murphy Avenue in both directions, and the Jefferson Park routes are
proposed to be discontinued due to low utilization. This proposed modification
will avoid delays associated with the railroad crossing.
Route 82 -- Camp Creek / South Fulton Parkway
The direct service inside the Georgia
Department of Revenue office park is proposed to be discontinued due to low
utilization. Instead, service will be provided at the bus stop in front of the
office park on Welcome All Road.
Route 114 – Columbia Drive
At the request of public stakeholders,
Route 114 is proposed to operate via Commerce Drive and E. College Avenue to
Avondale Station. The segments along Sams Street (south of E. Freeman Street)
and Talley Street are proposed to be discontinued.
Route 124 – Pleasantdale Road
The downtown Tucker routing along Main
Street is proposed to be discontinued. Instead, Route 124 is proposed to
continue south on Fellowship Road and east on Lawrenceville Highway.
Additionally, alternating inbound and outbound trips to Dawson Boulevard will
be provided daily from start to the end of service. This proposed modification
will improve operational efficiency and schedule reliability allowing buses to
avoid delays associated with the railroad crossing on Main Street.
Route 126 – Chamblee-Tucker Road
Route 126 is proposed to operate
to/from Chamblee Station utilizing current routing to a new end of line on
Ranchwood Drive via Parklake Drive and Lavista Road. The Flowers Road S loop,
Presidential Parkway loop and the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation loop is proposed
to be discontinued due to low utilization. This proposed modification will
improve operational efficiency.
Route 192 - Old Dixie / Tara Boulevard
Route 192 is proposed to operate via
Norman Berry Drive, R.N. Martin Street, Irene Kidd Parkway and Main Street to
East Point Station. This proposed modification is to ease peak-hour bus
crowding and improve schedule reliability.
Route 295 – Metropolitan Campus Express
Route 295 is proposed to operate from
Oakland City Station instead of Lakewood Station. The segments along Lee
Street, Main Street, Arthur B. Langford Jr. Parkway (GA -166), Perkerson Road,
Langston Drive, and Metropolitan Parkway to Casplan Street is proposed to be
discontinued. This modification will add new mid-day service to the colleges
and improve operational efficiency.
All changes accepted by the
MARTA Board of Directors will become effective April 11, 2020.
PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS:
Point City Annex
Norman Berry Dr.
Point, GA 30344
Exchange: 6 p.m.
Hearing: 7 p.m.
MARTA: Bus route 192
Exchange: 11 a.m.
MARTA: Bus route 19
A sign language interpreter
will be available at the hearing. If you cannot attend and 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;
(4) or fax your comments no later than Sept. 23, 2019 to 404-848-4179.
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.