Still using transit amid coronavirus outbreak? Talk to us

Some transit agencies are reducing service as ridership plummets. MARTA does not plan to reduce service for now. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM
Some transit agencies are reducing service as ridership plummets. MARTA does not plan to reduce service for now. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

MARTA and other local transit agencies say ridership is down substantially amid the coronavirus outbreak. Schools, government offices and some businesses are closed. And many metro Atlanta residents are working from home.

The decline in ridership has led the state's Xpress bus service to reduce service beginning Monday. Cobb and Gwinnett County also plan to scale back their express bus services (though not local bus service). MARTA reports rail ridership has plummeted, but the agency does not plan to cut service for now.

All of the agencies have stepped up cleaning of buses, trains and stations.

So we’d like to know: Are you still using public transportation in metro Atlanta this week? What has been your experience?

If you’re willing to be quoted in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, contact reporter David Wickert: dwickert@ajc.com.

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