As ice and snow begin to thaw around metro Atlanta, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is taking steps to restore the crucial bus system. In a news release Thursday, the system said that major routes will see service starting Friday morning.
Full statement from MARTA:
"As metro Atlanta's weather and road conditions continue to thaw after this week's snowstorm, MARTA is planning modified bus and Mobility (paratransit) service starting tomorrow, initially on 30 "life-line" routes. MARTA's rail service will continue operating on a weekend schedule on all lines.
Bus and Mobility service will start at 7 a.m. Friday and run until 11:30 p.m. (See below for preliminary list of restored bus routes or visit MARTA's website: itsmarta.com.) The first round of bus routes being restored provide transit access to some of the region's major hospitals, job centers and commercial corridors. Customers may experience extended waits on some routes are asked to please allow extra time to complete their trips. Based on specific road and traffic conditions, more routes may be added throughout the day and real-time adjustments to the bus schedule are possible.
MARTA rail service will begin for customers at 4:35 a.m. Friday and run until about 2 a.m. on Saturday. Customers should mostly expect wait times for trains ranging from 10 to 20 minutes – conditions permitting. Since some rail stations are open to the elements, customers are advised to dress accordingly.
Please check itsmarta.com for information and updates."
MARTA PROPOSED BUS ROUTE SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, FEB. 14TH
4 Thomasville/Moreland Ave. (I/L #107)
5 Piedmont Road/Sandy Springs
15 South Dekalb/Candler Road
19 Clairmont Rd.
21 Memorial Drive
37 DeFoors Ferry Rd/Atlantic Station (I/L #99)
39 Buford Highway
51 Joseph E. Boone
71 Cascade Rd.
73 Fulton Industrial
78 Cleveland Avenue
83 Campbellton Road/Greenbriar
87 Roswell Road/Morgan Falls
95 Metropolitan Pkwy./Hapeville
99 Boulevard/Monroe Drive (I/L #37)
107 Glenwood Rd. (I/L #4)
110 Peachtree St. "The Peach"
111 Snapfinger Woods Drive/Stonecrest
120 E. Ponce De Leon Ave./Tucker
121 Stone Mountain/Memorial Drive
123 North Dekalb Mall/Belvedere
155 Windsor StreetLakewood Ave.
180 Fairburn/Palmetto (I/L #189)
185 Alpharetta/Holcomb Bridge Rd.
189 Old National Hwy./Union Station (I/L #180)
115 Covington Hwy/South Hairston
85 Roswell/Mansell Rd
140 North Point/Mansell P&R