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.