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Amid pandemic, will you come back to transit?

MARTA and other transit agencies are taking precautions – from social distancing on buses to deep cleaning of transit vehicles and stations – to keep customers and employees safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. (MARTA PHOTO)
MARTA and other transit agencies are taking precautions – from social distancing on buses to deep cleaning of transit vehicles and stations – to keep customers and employees safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. (MARTA PHOTO)

MARTA and other metro-Atlanta transit agencies have been pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic.

The number of passengers plummeted as schools and businesses closed. Fare box and sales tax revenue also took a dive. So transit agencies have cut back service in respond to those new realities.

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Now that Georgia is slowly reopening, ridership has bottomed out or increased slightly, transit agencies say. The agencies are taking precautions – from social distancing on buses to deep cleaning of transit vehicles and stations – to keep customers and employees safe.

But we want to know: Is that enough to make you feel comfortable taking mass transit? If you took transit before, do you plan to come back? What would MARTA or other agencies need to do to make you feel safe?

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