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August 8, 2014

MARTA expanding rail station concessions

The new initiative will include food, beverage and specialty retail offerings at select rail stations that will expand and enhance MARTA’s existing beverage and snack vending program that was launched in 2010.


July 22, 2014

MARTA developing real estate as way to generate revenue, riders

The agency has pushed forward with plans to develop under-used parking lots at three stations into mixed-use commercial and residential buildings.


May 15, 2014

City of Atlanta, MARTA to operate streetcar

Opting for the joint City-MARTA operational approach rather than a private contractor to run the system will save in excess of $5 million in the first five years.


March 14, 2014

MARTA exercises options for 89 more New Flyer Xcelsiors

The buses will be built using options converted from the contract, announced in June, that included 88 firm orders and options for an additional 177 40-foot Xcelsior buses. The buses are anticipated to begin production in the first quarter of 2014 and delivered in the third quarter of 2014.


February 12, 2014

Report: Rail to airport connections a growing trend

CNBC focused on cities providing rail transportation to airports and how the trend has proven both convenient and financially beneficial.


December 31, 2013

MARTA to install urine detectors in station elevators

If a person relieves her or himself, the urine detection system sensors sound an alarm alerting transit police.


December 30, 2013

MARTA arrests 7 suspects for fare card fraud

Computer hackers had bypassed Breeze card security features to make counterfeit cards. The personal information of legitimate Breeze fare card holders was not compromised.


November 11, 2013

MARTA opens new travel training facility

Includes simulated railcars, bus stops and Breeze card vending machines to help customers practice critical transit-riding skills.


September 19, 2013

MARTA's 93 paratransit buses to feature Thermo King HVACs

The new lightweight BE-550 bulkhead evaporator for small to mid-size shuttle and school bus applications helps ensure passenger comfort in vehicles where headroom clearance is an issue.


September 10, 2013

MARTA launches rider conduct policy

Under “Ride with Respect,” prohibited activities include solicitation; selling goods or services; loud music; spitting; littering; eating on transit vehicles; and fighting. The agency is also increasing its police presence, adding security cameras to vehicles and made available to customers an app to report problems.


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