MARTA to host virtual workshop to get feedback on transit pilot

MARTA Reach shuttles

New shuttle service launches in Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton on March 1

 

ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is hosting a virtual workshop for “MARTA Reach,” a six-month pilot rideshare shuttle service designed to connect riders to-and-from MARTA bus and rail. The virtual workshop will be held Feb. 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

In partnership with Georgia Tech, MARTA Reach will test how on-demand shuttles can be used to make it easier and faster for customers to get to their destinations using MARTA and help minimize waiting and walking.

“Exploring first- and last-mile connectivity options is important in providing transit service that meets the needs of everyone in metro Atlanta,” said MARTA Interim General Manager Collie Greenwood. “This pilot program will test the system’s efficiency and provide information on whether a large-scale version would work across MARTA’s service area as we undertake a comprehensive redesign of our bus network.”

At the workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 8, MARTA and Tech representatives will present information on how the service will work, where it will operate, and how to use it. Riders will also answer questions to ensure the program best serves them.   

MARTA Reach launches Tuesday, March 1, in West Atlanta, Belvedere, and Gillem Logistics Center and costs the same as a MARTA fare, $2.50. The service runs from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is a ridesharing service, meaning other passengers may be picked up and dropped off during your trip. Details of a launch event to be held in late February will be shared soon.

MARTA and Georgia Tech Research Cooperation received a $1 million grant last fall from the U.S. National Science Foundation to pilot the program. 

WHAT:           MARTA Reach Rider Workshop

                       Learn more https://itsmarta.com/reach.aspx

Questions? Email Reach@itsmarta.com

WHEN:           Tuesday, Feb. 8

6:30 – 8 p.m.

WHERE:        Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIod-qgrjssGdHQ4f3l68OUkA69zOASIrH_

 

 

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