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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will be holding public hearings next week to discuss proposed bus service changes.
The following routes will be discussed: Route 49: McDonough Boulevard; Route 50: Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway; Route 850: Carroll Heights/Fairburn Heights; Route 853: Collier Heights. According to MARTA materials, representatives will be on site for community exchange sessions that start at 6 p.m., followed by public hearings at 7 p.m.
The hearings will be held at the following locations on the following dates:
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Clayton County Commission Chambers
Riding MARTA: Route 193
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Decatur Library Auditorium
Riding MARTA: Blue Line to Decatur Station; exit onto Church St. and continue one block east
Thursday, Jan. 24
Fulton County Assembly Hall
Riding MARTA: Bus Routes 21, 42, and 55
Topics of discussion will include scheduling, on-time performance, ridership and safety, according to MARTA materials. Copies of the proposed bus service modifications can be found on www.itsmarta.com. These modifications were based on feedback received from customers and the authority’s service analysis.
All changes will be accepted by MARTA’s board of directors, and will become effective April 13, 2019, according to MARTA materials.