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MARTA to Hold Public Hearings on January 24th for Proposed Bus Service Modifications
MARTA to Hold Public Hearings on January 24th for Proposed Bus Service Modifications

MARTA will be holding two public hearings discussing the possibility of bus service modifications on Monday, January 24, 2011. The meetings will be divided into two portions: a community exchange and a public hearing. One of the meetings will be held at the MARTA Headquarters starting at 6:00 p.m. and the other will be held at the Decatur Library and it starts at 5:00 p.m.

Customers and stakeholders are invited to provide input on the proposed changes. Staff will be available to provide information and answer any questions during a community exchange prior to the start of the official public hearing.

MARTA regularly evaluates routes and schedules and proposes adjustments to ensure safety, better schedule adherence and on-time performance.  Final changes will be recommended based on feedback received from customers as well as service analysis.

Comments regarding the proposed modifications can also be submitted through January 31, 2011, by leaving a message at 404.848.5299, writing to MARTA's Office of External Affairs, 2424 Piedmont Road, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30324-3330, completing an online comment card at www.itsmarta.com or faxing comments to 404-848-4179.

MARTA Headquarters is located at 2424 Piedmont Road, Northeast and the Decatur Library is located at 215 Sycamore Street in Decatur.

 

Proposed Modifications

 Route 42 – Pryor Road/McDaniel Street: 
Alternate weekday trips until 7:00 p.m. to restore service along Amal Drive, Bond Drive and Ashwood Avenue.

Route 56 – Adamsville/Collier Heights: 
Alternate trips to restore weekday peak hour service to Waits Drive, Alex Drive, Alex Way and Tarragon Way.

Route 120 – East Ponce de Leon Avenue/Tucker: 
Modify route to operate from Avondale Station via East Ponce de Leon Avenue to Tucker.

Route 121 – Stone Mountain/Memorial Drive: 
Modify service to reflect all trips operating via North Hairston Road, East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Main Street, W. Mountain Street and Memorial Drive terminating at Goldsmith Park & Ride Lot. Service along Memorial Drive between North Hairston Road and Goldsmith Park & Ride Lot will continue to be provided by the Route 119.

Route 125 – Clarkston/Northlake: 
Reroute from Kensington Station to Avondale Station along North Decatur Road and Winn Way to relieve congestion and improve bus movement in and around Kensington Station.  Service would no longer be provided along Northern Avenue between North Decatur Road and Rockbridge Road.

Route 126 – Northlake/Chamblee: 
Provide more service along the Chamblee Tucker Road to Henderson Mill Road segment.  Reduce the frequency of service along the Flowers Road South and Mercer University segments from alternating trips to selective trips only to reflect current service demand on weekdays only.

 

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