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?
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