MARTA will run its rail, bus and paratransit on a normal schedule Tuesday night. (AJC FILE PHOTO)

MARTA will run bus, rail service Tuesday night

After suspending service for three consecutive nights, MARTA will run most transit service Tuesday night, the agency announced. 

MARTA will operate its rail, bus and paratransit services as scheduled despite Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ decision to impose a 9 p.m. curfew Tuesday. The agency will not operate its streetcar service.

It’s a big change for an agency that for three nights suspended service to coincide with Atlanta’s curfews. 

“MARTA is working closely with the Atlanta Police Department and city of Atlanta and will adjust service to include bus reroutes or rail station closures if necessary for public safety,” the agency said Tuesday. 

It said any service adjustments will be announced through social media, its MARTA app and its web site.

Saturday’s decision to suspend all service – even outside Atlanta – came with hardly an hour’s notice. That drew criticism from transit advocates, who said the agency left riders in a lurch. 

On Sunday MARTA again suspended all service, but it gave riders more notice. And Monday it suspended service in Atlanta but ran most service outside the city.

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David Wickert
David Wickert
David Wickert writes about transportation issues for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He previously worked for newspapers in Washington state, Illinois...
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