Management & Operations

MARTA adds bicycle repair kiosks, racks at stations

Posted on July 7, 2016

Atlanta cyclists can now ensure their bicycles are secure and road-ready by using the new self-service repair kiosks and bike racks installed by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

The conveniently located racks are part of MARTA’s ongoing efforts to make it easier for cyclists to use the transit system, and more are scheduled for installation. The repair kiosks were paid for separately by a crowdfunding campaign sponsored by IOBY (In-Our-Back-Yards) an organization that helps neighbors grow and implement great ideas one block at a time.

Equipped with the necessary tools for bike maintenance and repair — from inflating a flat to tightening handlebars — the sturdy repair kiosks manufactured by Dero are another way MARTA connects with its customers. The first kiosk installation took place in August of 2015 at Lindbergh Center Station.

"People who bike to places in Atlanta oftentimes rely on MARTA to help them go farther, especially in areas that aren't yet connected to the city's growing network of bike lanes and trails,” said Rebecca Serna, Executive Director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. “Knowing that you’re able to make a quick repair; secure your bike, and catch the train to your destination can make a difference in how accessible the city is.”

Bike kiosks and racks are currently installed at transit stations throughout MARTA’s service area. Starting later this summer, the remainder of MARTA’s 38 stations will be outfitted with this added amenity.

Other contributors to the crowdfunding campaign are the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, a bike advocacy and rider education group that partnered with MARTA and identified locations for the kiosks; Atlanta-based Lanier Parking, and MailChimp, an Atlanta-based email marketing service provider.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Calif.'s SolTrans taps Kranda as executive director

Beth Kranda, who succeeds Mona Babauta, currently serves as Deputy Director of Transit, the City of Santa Rosa’s senior transit position.

City of New York makes recommendations for MTA subway plan

The plan from Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team comes ahead of the release of the MTA's so-called "subway turnaround plan" next week.

Rock Region METRO's Varner announces departure from agency

He will be stepping down to take a regional leadership role within First Transit, an international transit operations, management and consulting firm.

JTA's Ford wins prestigious COMTO award

The Thomas G. Neusom Founders Award is the highest honor bestowed by COMTO. Ford accepted the award at the 46th National Meeting and Training Conference in Detroit.

NJ Transit weighing disciplinary actions for no-show train engineers

It's unclear how many of the cancellations stemmed from engineers exercising a contract provision that allows them to take two days to report for work when schedule changes are made.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close