MARTA Holds Public Hearings on Proposed Bus Service Changes and FY19 Budgets

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will hold two public hearings on proposed bus service modifications and proposed fiscal year 2019 operating and capital budgets. The hearings are scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 in the Fulton County Government Assembly Hall and Wednesday, May 16 in the DeKalb Maloof Auditorium for the following routes:

Route 6: Clifton Rd./Emory; Route 9: E. Atlanta/Tilson Rd./Candler Rd.; Route 15: Candler Rd./S. DeKalb; Route 16: N. Highland Ave.; Route 21: Memorial Dr.; Route 25: Peachtree Ind. Blvd./Johnson Ferry Rd.; Route 27: Cheshire Bridge Rd.; Route 30: LaVista Rd.; Route 32: Bouldercrest; Route 36: N. Decatur Rd./Virginia Highland; Route 49: McDonough Blvd.; Route 74: Flat Shoals; Route 107: Glenwood; Route 110: Peachtree Rd./Buckhead; Route 133 (formerly Route 33): Shallowford Rd.; Route 195: Forest Pkwy.; Route 809 (formerly Route 109): Monroe Dr./Boulevard; New Route 825: Johnson Ferry Rd.; New Route 832: Grant Park; Route 899 (formerly Route 99): Old Fourth Ward

MARTA representatives will be on hand for a community exchange session beginning at 6 p.m. followed by public hearings at 7 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.

MARTA representatives will present the proposed FY19 capital and operating budgets. These budgets will guide the Authority’s investments in customer services over the next fiscal year.

All changes accepted by the MARTA Board of Directors will become effective August 18, 2018.


Tuesday, May 15
Fulton County Gov’t. Center Assembly Hall
141 Pryor Street
Atlanta, GA  30303
Community Exchange: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Public Hearing: 7 p.m.
Riding MARTA: Routes 32, 42, 55

Wednesday, May 16
DeKalb Maloof Auditorium
1300 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA  30030
Community Exchange: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Public Hearing: 7 p.m.
Riding MARTA: West of Decatur Rail Station