The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has rescheduled two public hearings, which were previously cancelled due to weather, to discuss proposed bus service modifications to 25 routes, according to a MARTA press release.
The hearings are now scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30 at the Clayton County Library and Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the College Park Safety Complex. MARTA representatives will be available at both meetings for a community exchange session at 6 p.m. with the public hearing to follow at 7 p.m.
Additionally, MARTA will hold a community meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1, giving residents an opportunity to review maps displaying proposed bus route changes and provide feedback. The meeting’s details can be found below.
According to the release, MARTA “regularly evaluates bus route performance including scheduling, on-time performance, ridership and safety.” After completing a service analysis and receiving customer feedback, MARTA has looked into modifications to several routes. Any officially accepted changes will take effect on April 14.
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: 14thSt./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.; Route 191: 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
Community Meeting Details:
Thursday, Feb. 1
6:30 – 8 p.m.
MARTA HQ Atrium
Copies of the proposed bus service modifications will also be available at MARTA’s headquarters in the Office of External Affairs, 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 External Affairs; (3) complete an online Comment Card at www.itsmarta.com. The deadline for comments is Jan. 25.