Updated 8/4/20

Public Transportation Updates

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** Updated on April 28, 2021 **

MARTA BUS

Current Bus Service

As of April 24th, 2021, all 110 MARTA bus routes have been restored.

  • Schedule changes have occurred on most, but not all, routes.
  • Frequency changes have occured on select routes: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 14, 15, 19, 24, 26, 27, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 42, 49, 51, 58, 66, 68, 71, 75, 78, 81, 83, 89, 93, 94, 107, 110, 114, 132, 143, 155, 162, 165, 189, 194, 221, 295, 809, 813, 816, 832, 850, 853, 856, 865, 867, & 899.
  • Routing changes have been implemented on select routes: 71, 79, 82, 93, 94, 126, 143, 165, 192, & 295.
  • A summary of changes is available in this document

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.

More information on bus service restoration.

MARTA RAIL

  • Weekday rail service continues to operate from 5:00am 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.

Click here for more information.

 

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, Commuter, and Paratransit service – In accordance with the mandate signed by Gwinnett County Chairwoman Nicole L. Hendrickson, GCT passengers are required to wear a face mask on all buses, effective January 27, 2021. When available, hand sanitizer and face masks will be placed on buses for passenger use. We are also deep cleaning all buses and vans daily, an increase from once a month. The cleaning products used for deep cleaning kill germs at a rate of 99.9 percent.

Service Update (effective 6/1/2020):

Local service – Starting Monday, June 1, 2020, Gwinnett County Transit will restrict boarding on local buses to 15 passengers in order to promote social distancing while still providing essential trips for people who need transit. Once a local bus reaches its 15-passenger capacity, it will display “Bus Full. Please wait for the next bus” until there is room on the bus.

Commuter service – Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, 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. To continue practicing social distancing, only 20 passengers will be permitted on a commuter bus at a time.

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.

Read more information here.

 

CobbLinc

CobbLinc Operations and Services Map.

Paratransit Breeze Card Reload By Appointment Only (effective 2/8/21)

Beginning on Monday, February 8, Paratransit customers will be able to reload their Breeze cards in person at the Paratransit office by appointment only.  Call (770) 427-4444 to schedule an appointment. Masks required.

Face Masks Required on Buses and at Transportation Hubs (effective 2/2/2021)

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.

Update: Kiosk Services Resuming (effective 1/11/2021)

Walk-up services at the Marietta Transfer Center kiosk will resume on Monday, January 11, 2021.  The kiosk will be staffed from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

REMINDER

Voucher program transactions and intakes continue via phone and U.S. Mail only.

All ID cards continue to be issued by appointment only.  Call Customer Service at 770-427-4444 for assistance.  Photos will be scheduled at the Marietta Transfer Center Kiosk, 800 S. Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta, GA 30060, in lieu of the Paratransit Office until further notice.

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.