On Common Ground NewsSeptember 7, 2017

ATLANTA—MARTA is inviting those in technology and design to put on their creative hats to develop innovative solutions during MARTA’s Third Hackathon event this weekend at the Garage on Tech Square. The upcoming Hackathon will run for a 24-hour session and provide an interactive and collaborative opportunity to assist MARTA’s technology department in finding meaningful […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 31, 2017

MARTA increases services, security for Labor Day weekend ATLANTA—Whether traveling to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game or Dragon Con 2017, you’ll want to take MARTA to navigate the busy holiday weekend expected downtown. MARTA is increasing train frequency on Saturday, Sept. 2, and beefing up security presence at all 38 rail stations throughout the weekend, officials […]


  The MARTA Police Department is cracking down on fare evaders. Police said they made 538 arrests during a recent six-week effort in which plainclothes officers closely monitored fare gates across MARTA’s 38 rail stations. In addition to the arrests, the effort led to hundreds of suspensions from the MARTA system. “Our fare evasion task […]


ATLANTA—House Speaker David Ralston recently named Rhonda Briggins, MARTA’s senior director of external affairs, to the House Commission on Transit Governance and Funding. House Resolution 848, passed during this year’s session of the Georgia General Assembly, established a commission to study the conditions, needs, issues and problems regarding Georgia transit. The council will provide transportation […]


The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will roll out ten, 30-foot buses, offering right-sized service to neighborhoods with narrow and challenging roadways. The recently purchased “Vicinity” buses will allow MARTA to better navigate Community Circulator routes located throughout MARTA’s service area.  The first communities to see the new buses will include Belvedere, Boulder Park […]

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