Atlanta: You Have Choices for Your Transit Future

Source: “Atlantacitizen” at English language Wikipedia

For over a year now we have been working with the metro Atlanta transit agency MARTA on a study to potentially redesign their bus network.

A bus network plan isn’t just about bus service! It’s also about how public transit contributes to all kinds of goals that residents care about, including equity, prosperity, managing congestion, and reducing emissions. Bus service is relevant to redevelopment, too, because this study will help determine where it is viable to live without a car.

We’ve analyzed the existing system and patterns of demand.  Now, we really need everyone in the region to tell us what their priorities are.  If you live in Fulton, Clayton, or DeKalb Counties, your opinion matters and we need you to speak up.  The future design of the bus system will depend on what you tell us now!

There’s no money to add service above 2019 levels, so we have to make some hard choices.  To illustrate these choices, we’ve sketched two contrasting alternatives for what the network might look like.  We need you to have a look at these and tell us what you think.

To see the alternatives, and take the survey, just click here.

Please share this with everyone you know in the region!


3 Responses to Atlanta: You Have Choices for Your Transit Future

  1. Too scared to deal with the public in a meeting but not on transit? August 16, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

    90% ridership / 10% coverage . (Per the report on the linked page, the current split in the MARTA bus system is 60% ridership, 35% coverage, with 5% being duplicative service that would be changed either way)

  2. TransitDB August 19, 2022 at 11:42 am #

    Exciting! (And kudos for finding a picture of the Atlanta skyline that *doesn’t* feature the Connector)

  3. Esperantisto August 31, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

    I support the ridership concept, but the map shown for ridership guts transit in the north-eastern DeKalb. The 19 bus is above average in usage and yet it would go away. Clairmont is an important artery in DeKalb county. I question the analysis that lead to this proposal…