by Robin Kemp

MARTA says it wants to change some bus routes in Clayton County and Atlanta and will hold two in-person hearings and one virtual hearing next week for public comment. The changes would go into effect on December 4.

These changes include:

MARTA explains its plans in detail in this video:

You can take part via itsmarta.com, dial-in, YouTube, or Facebook.

To take part virtually, you can:

If you want to ask route planners from MARTA any questions about the proposed route changes, you can do so one hour before each meeting:

  • Tuesday, September 14: Flint River Community Center, 153 Flint River Road, Riverdale
    • 6 p.m.: Q&A with MARTA route planners
    • 7 p.m.: Public hearing in person
  • Wednesday, September 15: Virtual (online) meeting
    • 10 a.m.: Q&A with MARTA planners
    • 11 a.m.: Virtual public hearing
  • Thursday, September 16: MARTA Headquarters, 2424 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta
    • 6 p.m.: Q&A with MARTA route planners
    • 7 p.m.: Public hearing in person

RESOURCES

MARTA’s Board meets Thursday, September 9 at 12 noon for a work session, followed by a meeting at 1:30 p.m. See its public hearings on YouTube and the September 9 agenda.

Citizens for Progressive Transit is a grassroots advocacy group that works on transit issues–whether bus, bike, walking, or driving. See their Facebook page.

MARTA’s Rider Advisory Council does not hold public meetings but posts summaries of its meetings on its webpage. One slideshow explains how bus routes are chosen and another explains MARTA Mobility Services.

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