Updated 8/4/20

Public Transportation Updates

Download our Commuting in Midtown During COVID-19 Guide

** Updated on January 7, 2021 **

MARTA Bus

As of Saturday, December 18, 2021, the majority of MARTA bus routes follow Saturday schedules on weekdays. This service plan will allow MARTA to operate with fewer canceled trips as the agency actively recruits additional bus operators and staff. Up-to-date bus schedules can be found on itsmarta.com and the MARTA On-The-Go app.

Only the routes listed below are unaffected by this change, and will continue regular weekday schedules. All other routes follow Saturday schedules on weekdays.

5

39

71

73

78

83

89

110

121

142

143

148

186

196

221

295

825

 

COVID-19 Safety

  • Needlepoint bi-polar ionization has been added to all buses to provide fresh air every 75 seconds.
  • Anti-microbial HVAC filters remove microbes from the air.
  • Operator shields separate passengers and operators.
  • Free masks remain available on-board every bus.
  • Buses are limited to full seated capacity with no standing. All seats may be used.
  • Extra buses will provide relief as needed when buses are marked full.
  • All buses are disinfected every 24 hours with additional cleanings between select trips.
  • Learn more about the MARTA Heroes who are keeping Atlanta moving safely.

MARTA Rail

  • Weekday rail service continues to operate from approximately 4:45am to 1:00am.
  • Weekday rail service will operate every 15-minutes from approximately 6:00am to 7:00pm.
  • Trains operate every 20-minutes at all other times.
  • Green Line trains will operate from Bankhead to Edgewood-Candler Park until 9:00pm weekdays.
  • Rail schedules can be viewed here.

 

Xpress

Service Update (effective 08/31/2020) 

The State Road and Tollway Authority is reducing the service levels of Xpress transit to balance the need to implement social distancing on the coaches while efficiently serving a much smaller ridership that still includes essential workers in the region.

Xpress Reduced Service

Current Xpress Routes and Schedules

Xpress Pilots New Contactless Payment Option

In response to helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Xpress is rolling out a new contactless way to pay with the Token Transit Mobile App on Friday, September 18, 2020. The Cashless, Cardless, Contactless pilot program reduces the need to exchange physical money or touch surfaces while boarding or reloading a breeze card. The health of Georgia’s citizens, workforce and workplace safety are our top priorities. Read more.

You can find the Xpress COVID-19 prevention page here.

 

Gwinnett County Transit

Local service – Starting Monday, August 23, 2021, Gwinnett County Transit will allow all seating to be occupied on local buses. No standing will be permitted. Once a local bus reaches its full seating capacity, it will display “Bus Full. Please wait for the next bus” until there is room on the bus.

Commuter service – Beginning Monday, August 23, 2021, only 30 passengers will be permitted on a commuter bus at a time to promote social distancing. Gwinnett County Transit will run commuter express bus routes 101 and 103 to downtown Atlanta on a reduced schedule. Routes 102, 110, and 103A will run on their regular, full schedule.

Paratransit service – To continue practicing social distancing, only two passengers, not including Personal Care Attendants (PCAs), will be permitted on a paratransit vehicle at a time.

Local, Commuter, and Paratransit service – While the mandate signed by Gwinnett County Chairwoman Nicole L. Hendrickson states that masks are no longer required in County facilities, GCT passengers are required to wear a face mask on all buses through January 18, 2022. This is in accordance with TSA and CDC guidance for travelers using public transit. When available, hand sanitizer and face masks will be placed on buses for passenger use. We are also deep cleaning all buses and vans. The cleaning products used for deep cleaning include disinfecting UV lights and kill germs at a rate of 99.9 percent.

 

CobbLinc

CobbLinc Operations and Services Map.

Express Routes 101 and 102 Suspended

The spike in Covid cases has impacted driver availability for CobbLinc. As a result, Express routes 101 and 102 will be temporarily suspended as of Monday, January 10, 2022.

Express route 100 will not be impacted.

Face Masks Required on Buses and at Transportation Hubs 

Passengers are required to wear a mask when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel on the CobbLinc transit system. Passengers are also required to wear a mask when entering or on the premises of the Marietta Transfer Center or the Cumberland Transfer Center.

All CobbLinc service announcements can be found here.

 

Biking

Need to make an essential trip via bike? Let Midtown Transportation help you plan your route. Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is offering free online city cycling classes to help you reach important destinations like the grocery store, pharmacy, and healthcare providers. When biking, please continue to practice social distancing. 

 

Telework

Maintain business continuity with telework assistance from Midtown Transportation. Check out our telework resources for businesses and schedule a meeting with one of our telework experts.

 

Check out Midtown Alliance's full suite of COVID-19 local information and resources here.