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MARTA sets ridership record, launches program

Posted on September 8, 2008

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) served 14 million passengers during July – a 13.2 percent jump compared to July 2007.

Overall, MARTA improved its July ridership numbers across the board, including a 12.9 percent increase in rail, a 13.6 percent increase in bus and an 18.2 percent increase in paratransit services.

Additionally, MARTA announced the beginning of its “Adopt-A-MARTA Bus Stop Program” in DeKalb County that will enable residents and community organizations the opportunity to take ownership of keeping the local bus stops free and clear of litter and looking nice.

Participants can sign up through the County’s Keep DeKalb Beautiful program, which will also provide supplies, to commit to organizing cleanup campaigns or beautification projects at least once a month or as needed to maintain the condition of their stop.

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