Tag Archives: “service changes”

Monday Salmagundi

23 Apr
  • Service changes for 24 MARTA bus routes went into effect Saturday, April 21. Among them is the ever-evolving Route #2, which – if there was such a thing – would be a top contender for the title of World’s Most Frequently Altered Bus Route.

The agency is also making some changes to Red Line rail service, “to improve schedule adherence.” Train departure times have been changed, but the length of the headways (the time between the departures) will remain the same.

  • From Bisnow: The empty lot at 615 Peachtree Street is under contract for construction of a cancer treatment facility that will be operated by Emory Healthcare. The Cousins Properties parcel has been empty since an office building was demolished there in 2006. A mixed-used project called Fox Plaza was originally to have been built afterward, but those plans were done in by the ravages of the real estate crash.
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New bus service changes go into effect next Saturday

7 Jun

Ready the recycling bins, MARTA will implement coverage and/or schedule changes on 13 bus routes beginning June 18.

Affected routes are:

2 Ponce de Leon Avenue/Moreland Avenue (Yes, again.)

8 North Druid Hills Road

49 McDonough Boulevard

56 Adamsville/Collier Heights

75 Tucker (This is only a chage to the location of the bus bay at Avondale station that the bus will service.)

86 Fairington Road/McAfee Road

87 Roswell Road/Morgan Falls

93 East Poin/Delowe Drive

95 Metropolitan Parkway / Hapeville

99 Boulevard/Monroe

117 Rockbridge Road/Panola Road

124 Pleasantdale Road

181 Buffington Road/South Fulton Park & Ride

MARTA Meetings: Today and tomorrow

16 May

Yikes, almost forgot: MARTA is holding public hearings at 7 p.m. today and Tuesday.

Here’s what’s on the agenda:

  • MARTA board members will outline the agency’s budget for the 2012 fiscal year
  • Proposed service changes to bus routes 3, 25, 50, 51, 99, and 181 proposed for September
  • Fare increases proposed for October
  • Security improvements 

Today’s meetings are at the South Fulton Service Center in College Park, which is served by the route 180 bus, and at the Fulton County Government Center downtown, which is served by the route 49 bus. There’s also free shuttle service to the downtown meeting.

Tuesday’s meetings are at the DeKalb Maloof Auditorium in Decatur, which is one block west of Decatur Station, and at the North Fulton Service Center in Sandy Springs. Take route 87 bus from Dunwoody or North Springs Station to the North Fulton Service Center.

Old film, new bus schedules

28 Apr

From Pattern Cities, a 1908 film shot from a Barcelona streetcar. Either Barcelona’s pedestrians and bicyclists were utterly fearless in their zeal to be in a movie, or the camera was mounted waaay out in the front of the streetcar.

Also, changes to routes and/or schedules for 25 MARTA bus routes went into effect Saturday. Toss out those old schedules. Again.

Braves Shuttle back from the not-quite dead? Plus, more bus route changes

3 Mar

In a move that’s likely to surprise about six people, MARTA is considering reviving the Braves shuttle. The free shuttle, which runs from Five Points Station to Turner Field on Braves game days, was a casualty of service reductions the agency undertook last fall to address a large and long-running budget gap.

“Putting the money into the shuttle instead of some other service can seem unfair to some…” Citizens for Progressive Transit’s president Ashley Robins told the AJC. “This is not life line service” that would provide needed access to employment or healthcare-related destinations.

MARTA will solicit riders’ input on the shuttle’s fate as well as service changes on bus routes 2, 87, 99 and 181 at hearings on March 21 and 24. (MARTA’s notice says “Monday, March 21” and “Monday, March 24,” but March 24 is a Thursday.) The proposed bus route changes would go into effect June 18.

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