Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Atlanta, GA 30324


About Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)


2424 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
United States

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MARTA provides transit serivce to the metro Atlanta region. 

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MARTA advances Clayton Southlake BRT project

Dec. 8, 2023
The $338 million project now moves into proposals for final design for the entire 15.5-mile alignment and a potential airport connection.
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

MARTA advances Five Points Station Transformation Project to public review process under NEPA

Dec. 6, 2023
Five Points Station is the largest and busiest rail station in the MARTA system and the connecting point for all four rail lines and nine bus routes.

MARTA Board of Directors advances Safe Routes to Transit Project

Nov. 10, 2023
The Safe Routes to Transit Project will allow MARTA to provide safe, accessible connections to existing MARTA service at multiple locations.

USDOT awards MARTA $1.75 million in funding for TOD accelerator

Oct. 30, 2023
MARTA is looking to invest federal dollars into a TOD accelerator that aims to close capital funding gaps.
Fare Collection

MARTA Board of Directors awards contract to INIT for new fare collection system

Oct. 13, 2023
The new automated fare system, AFC 2.0, will be deployed over a five-year period and will allow for multiple methods of payment, including debit and credit cards and mobile wallets...

MARTA releases 2023 Customer Charter

Oct. 6, 2023
The annual charter shows how MARTA will be making improvements for riders with new bus shelters, providing more reliable, real-time bus and rail arrival information and improved...

MARTA to begin track replacement work on Airport Rail station Oct. 4

Sept. 26, 2023
As part of the Track Replacement Program, MARTA is investing approximately $225 million in State of Good Repair work on its heavy rail lines.

Collie Greenwood named MARTA's general manager and CEO

Sept. 19, 2023
Greenwood has served as interim general manager and CEO since January 2022; under his leadership, MARTA has remained fiscally sound, with a balanced budget for the 12th straight...
Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine launching transit planning study for 13.6-mile rail corridor around 22-mile BeltLine loop

Sept. 12, 2023
The study is funded by the FTA and will identify the preferred Atlanta BeltLine transit alignment and station locations in the northwest quadrant.

MARTA ships off first of two railcars headed toward Atlantic Ocean

Sept. 8, 2023
MARTA is partnering with the Georgia DNR Reef Project to contribute railcars from MARTA’s original fleet as they are replaced by the new CQ400 railcars in coming years.

Articles & News

St. Louis Metro

ATU locals reach two three-year agreements with two transit agencies

Aug. 11, 2023
ATU Local 732 reached a three-year collective bargaining agreement with MARTA that features new benefits in MARTA’s healthcare coverage and ATU Local 788 reached a three-year ...
MARTA, city of Atlanta and community representatives celebrated the start of construction on the Summerhill BRT project - the region's first BRT project.

MARTA, Atlanta break ground on region’s first BRT line

June 16, 2023
The Summerhill BRT will be the first of several BRT lines planned as part of the authority’s MARTA Rapid service.
Mass Transit
APTA recognized its 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards winners at its Rail Conference that was held in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Safety & Security

APTA honors nine agencies with 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards

June 15, 2023
The awards, which added a new emergency management category this year, recognize transit organizations’ proactive safety and security efforts.
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Safety & Security

MARTA Police Department saw reduction in 2022 crime statistics

The transit police department reports both Part 1 and operator assaults were down in 2022 and the department achieved state law enforcement certification, a reduced vacancy rate...
MARTA has placed a safety hold on streetcar service until the wheel assemblies of its streetcars can be replaced.

MARTA expedites streetcar wheel replacement following safety hold on service

Dec. 12, 2022
MARTA’s decision to place a safety hold on streetcar service follows a comprehensive assessment of known wheel issues that had degraded beyond a point of acceptable risk.
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MARTA to pursue BRT for Clayton County

The updated BRT-only Locally Preferred Alternative will better match Clayton County commuter preference to have all-day, frequent transit service.
The MARTA Board of Directors’ GM/CEO Search Committee advanced Collie Greenwood as the sole finalists to lead the authority; Greenwood's recommendation is expected to be brought before the board this month.

MARTA names Collie Greenwood as sole finalist for role of GM/CEO

Oct. 7, 2022
Greenwood has been serving in the role in an interim capacity and is credited for employing ‘steady, skilled leadership.’
CX programs can improve customer satisfaction, attract riders and improve morale.

Diverse strategies in customer experience programs across North America help increase ridership, improve morale

Sept. 28, 2022
As programs develop, it will be essential to get buy-in at all levels, provide CX staff with the resources required and continue an obsessive focus on customer experiences to ...
MARTA's Clayton County O&M Facility will support the authority's service plans for Clayton County.

STV to complete design of MARTA Clayton O&M Facility

The contract was approved by MARTA Board of Directors Planning & Capital Programs Committee and will build off work done in-house.
Jeffrey Parker, general manager and CEO of MARTA, died Jan. 14, 2022.

MARTA GM/CEO Jeffrey Parker dies

Jan. 15, 2022
Parker, 55, had led the agency since 2018; the MARTA Board has named Deputy General Manager Collie Greenwood as interim general manager and CEO.

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MARTA adds Ride Gwinnett Route 70 to fixed route services offered in Gwinnett County

Aug. 30, 2023
The Ride Gwinnett Route 70 will contribute to MARTA's transit connectivity and accessibility in Gwinnett County and will link downtown Snellville to Indian Creek Station and the...

Committees of MARTA Board of Directors advance several projects in city of Atlanta and DeKalb County

July 28, 2023
One of the board committees awarded a $226 million contract to New Flyer for fixed-route buses.

MARTA Board of Directors Planning and Capital Programs Committee selects HDR to complete final design for Streetcar East Extension

June 23, 2023
The Streetcar East Extension will cost approximately $230 million and is funded through the More MARTA Atlanta half-penny sales tax; construction on the extension will get underway...
Safety & Security

Gov. Kemp awards $1.4 million to MARTA Police Department

June 23, 2023
Money from the grant awarded to MARTA and the MPD will be used to invest in a stronger and more qualified law enforcement.

MARTA Board of Directors adopts FY24 Operating and Capital Budgets

June 9, 2023
The $1.6 billion budget includes $712.4 million in gross operating funds and $854.5 million for capital programming.
MARTA received 640 steering wheel locks to prevent thefts of Kia and Hyundai vehicles while they are parked at MARTA stations.
Safety & Security

MARTA Police Department continues work to reduce thefts of Kia and Hyundai vehicles

June 1, 2023
Kia and Hyundai car owners who regularly park at any MARTA rail station can also expect a flyer on their windshield in the coming days with information on how to claim a wheel...
Safety & Security

MARTA Police Department partnering with Kia and Hyundai to provide steering wheel locks

May 24, 2023
The partnership came about after an increase in incidents involving Kia and Hyundai vehicles while parked at rail stations; the car manufacturers will provide 640 steering wheel...

STV receives Notice to Proceed for design of MARTA’s new operations and maintenance facility in Clayton County

May 15, 2023
The brand-new facility will replace the existing Hamilton facility and will be able to accommodate a fleet of 250 compressed natural gas, diesel and electric buses.

MARTA repairs four streetcar vehicles

Feb. 24, 2023
MARTA removed the streetcar vehicles from service on Nov. 29, 2022, after engineers discovered wheel degradation that could pose a safety risk.