Reed estimated travel times would increase by 30 percent Monday, after metro Atlanta schools that were off for spring break are back in session. He urged businesses to let their workers telecommute, and encouraged staggered start times for workers. The city of Atlanta will have a delayed start time of 10 a.m. for all non-essential employees.
“We are not in a business-as-usual situation,” Reed said.
He said MARTA trains would be running every six minutes during rush hour. Reed "strongly" encouraged commuters to use transit, or telecommute.
Arielle Kass covers Gwinnett County for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She started at the paper in 2010, and has covered business and local government beats around metro Atlanta. Arielle is a graduate of Emory University.