Among other things, the agencies have stepped up cleaning of buses, trains and stations. MARTA also has eliminated most bus routes to focus service on heavily used corridors. The move has helped provide enough buses on those routes to allow for fewer passengers per bus and encourage social distancing.
Beginning Monday, MARTA customers will be able to get masks from uniformed station agents or from volunteers wearing a red “Team MARTA” shirt. Each customer will select an individual mask from a tissue-like dispenser.
Volunteers from transit advocacy groups including the MARTA Army and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition also will participate.
“We appreciate those riders who are wearing masks and understand you may not have access to masks or there may be a day you forget yours,” Parker said. “We want you to know we’ve got you covered and to please take and wear a mask before boarding a bus or train.”