MARTA expanding bus service in north Fulton

Folks in north Fulton County will have a new way to get in and out of Atlanta.

MARTA is adding a new bus route that goes through Roswell and Sandy Springs. It will begin service on Dec. 11.

Route 142 starts at the Mansell Road park-and-ride lot and travels south on Ga. 400 to Holcomb Bridge Road. The route then travels east on Holcomb Bridge Road to Spalding Drive and River Exchange Drive in Sandy Springs before returning to the Mansell Road lot. There, passengers can transfer to other bus routes that serve north Fulton County or to the North Springs Station for rail service.

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“This is one of the more heavily traveled areas of north Fulton County,” Ben Limmer, MARTA’s assistant general manager said in a statement. “An additional bus route will provide a transportation option and reduce the number of cars on the road in an already congested area.”

The decision to add the route was made by a vote of the MARTA Board of Directors.

The new route will run on weekdays only, Monday through Friday, from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Service will be every 30 minutes during morning and evening peak times and every 40 minutes during mid-day.

MARTA is installing new bus stop signs along the route to direct riders. Visit for a bus timetable of the new route.

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