January 23, 2018


ATLANTA—The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has rescheduled two public hearings to discuss proposed bus service modifications to 25 routes. The original hearings were cancelled due to inclement weather. The hearings are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30 at the Clayton County Library and Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the College Park Safety Complex. They will begin with a community exchange at 6 p.m. followed by the public hearing at 7 p.m.

MARTA is also holding a community meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1 where you will have an opportunity to review maps displaying proposed bus route changes and provide your feedback. The meeting is at MARTA headquarters and will begin at 6:30 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 MARTA’s Board of Directors will become effective Apr. 14, 2018.

Modifications to the following routes will be discussed:Route 1: Marietta St.; Route 3: Martin Luther King Jr. Dr./Auburn Ave.; Route 12: Howell Mill Rd./Cumberland; New Route 14: 14th St./Blandtown; Route 26: Perry Blvd./North Ave.; Route 37: Defoors Ferry Rd.; Route 50: Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy.; Route 51: Joseph E. Boone Blvd.; Route 58: Atlanta Industrial/Hollywood Rd.; Route 60: Hightower/Moores Mill; Route 66: Lynhurst/Greenbriar; Route 68: Donnelly Ave./Peyton; Route 82: Camp Creek Pkwy./Welcome All Rd.; Route 84: Washington Rd./Camp Creek Marketplace; Route 93: Headland Dr./Princeton Lakes; Route 153: H.E. Holmes/Browntown;  Route 180: Fairburn/Palmetto; Route 181: Washington Rd./Fairburn; Route 189: Flat Shoals Rd./Scofield Rd.; Route191: Riverdale/ATL International Terminal; Route 813 (formerly Route 13): Atlanta Student Movement Blvd.; New Route 850: Carroll Heights/Fairburn Heights; Route 853 (formerly Route 53): Collier Heights; Route 856 (formerly Route 56): Baker Hills/Wilson Mill Meadows;Route 867 (formerly Route 67): Harland Terrace/Dixie Hills


Tuesday, Jan. 30

Community exchange – 6 p.m.

Public hearing – 7 p.m.

Clayton County Library – HQ’s Branch

865 Battle Creek Road

Jonesboro, GA  30236

Riding MARTA: Route 193


Wednesday, Jan. 31

Community exchange - 6 p.m.

Public hearing – 7 p.m.

College Park Safety Complex

3717 College Street

College Park, GA  30037

Riding MARTA: College Park Station; Routes 172, 181



Thursday, Feb. 1

6:30 – 8 p.m.


2424 Piedmont Road NE

Atlanta, GA  30324

Riding MARTA: Lindbergh Station

Copies of the proposed bus service modifications will also be available at MARTA’s headquarters at 2424 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30324, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

A sign language interpreter will be available at the hearings. If you cannot attend and want to share comments, you may: (1) leave a message at 404-848-5299; (2) write to MARTA’s Office of Long Range Planning; (3) complete an online Comment Card at www.itsmarta.com. The deadline for comments is Feb. 5.

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