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MARTA to maintain $1 Atlanta streetcar fare policy

Posted on June 26, 2018

The four-car light rail system will be part of MARTA’s new Office of Light Rail Operations. Image: MARTA
The four-car light rail system will be part of MARTA’s new Office of Light Rail Operations. Image: MARTA
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Board of Directors voted to keep the existing $1 fare to ride the Atlanta Streetcar. Other operational decisions such as service frequency and route expansion will come after MARTA assumes ownership from the City of Atlanta on July 1.
The four-car light rail system will be part of MARTA’s new Office of Light Rail Operations. This office will handle daily operations, maintenance, and technical inspections. Communications, human resources, and policing, as well as other support services, will be provided by staff within current MARTA departments.

MARTA announced it will maintain the $1 Atlanta streetcar fare policy. Image: MARTA
MARTA announced it will maintain the $1 Atlanta streetcar fare policy. Image: MARTA

During the transition, MARTA remains focused on enhancing safety and security, increasing ridership, reducing operating costs, and system integration. The streetcar’s 2.7-mile circular route presents an opportunity for MARTA to provide last-mile connectivity to riders, aligning rail schedules so commuters can use the streetcar for the last leg of their trip. The transition will also allow the streetcar to be integrated into the area’s larger transportation system which received a boost this legislative session with the passage of House Bill 930.

The operating budget will be underwritten by More MARTA, the 2016 half-penny sales tax referendum.




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