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Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:37 AM

GA: MARTA lays out plans for Clayton County transit future

Sep. 24--MARTA says it plans to launch new transfer stations that will make it easier for Clayton County residents to get from one side of the south metro community to the other.

The metro Atlanta transit agency said Wednesday the "mobility hubs" will allow Clayton residents to travel inter-county by hopping on buses that connect with one another at different spots in the community, such as Tara Boulevard or Clayton State University. Right now, Clayton residents can only transfer to other buses at MARTA rail stations, which often take riders far away from their destinations.

"This allows the bus routes to be shorter with more frequent service," said Tracie Roberson, project manager of the Clayton Transit System Plan. She did not give date for the "mobility hub" build out.

The announcement was one of many unveiled during a Wednesday virtual update of MARTA's upcoming plans for Clayton. There are also plans for more bus shelters and benches, updates on the site search for a multi-purpose operations and bus maintenance facility and discussion of bringing Arterial Rapid Transit to the community. ..............(more)


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