MARTA seeks input on DeKalb bus routes

Regarding possible bus route changes, MARTA meetings will be held in person in Decatur on Nov. 11 and Dunwoody on Nov. 13. (Courtesy of Dunwoody)
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Regarding possible bus route changes, MARTA meetings will be held in person in Decatur on Nov. 11 and Dunwoody on Nov. 13. (Courtesy of Dunwoody)

Credit: Dunwoody

Credit: Dunwoody

MARTA meetings will be held in Decatur on Thursday and Dunwoody on Saturday to seek community input about possible bus route changes.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will ask MARTA riders and potential customers if they prefer to have buses arrive more frequently on fewer routes or serve more routes with less frequent arrivals.

The concepts presented in the meetings are not a recommended plan but opposing examples to generate dialogue and debate about how MARTA can best serve its riders and the region, according to a MARTA statement.

All current MARTA bus routes will remain intact and operational, and all service areas will be part of any redesigned network.

Meetings will be held in person, and masks are required.

All meetings also will be streamed on MARTA’s YouTube page at youtube.com/user/itsmartanews.

The meetings will be:

  • 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Decatur Conference Center, 130 Clairemont Ave., Decatur about MARTA Route 36, a five-minute walk from the Decatur Station.
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stage Door Theatre, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody about MARTA Route 150.

In December, interactive online meetings are scheduled, with additional public outreach and technical workshops planned before a bus network redesign proposal is released next spring.

Learn more about the Bus Network Redesign at marta2040nextgenbus.com.

Information: 404-848-4037, busnetwork@itsmarta.com or itsmarta.com/future-bus-network.aspx