MARTAMetropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
MARTA is the principal rapid-transit system in the Atlanta metropolitan area and the eighth-largest in the United States. Formed in 1971 as strictly a bus system, MARTA operates a network of bus routes linked to a rapid transit system consisting of 48 miles (77 km) of rail track with 38 train stations. MARTA operates almost exclusively in Fulton and DeKalb counties, with bus service to two destinations in Cobb county and a single rail station at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. MARTA also operates a separate paratransit service for disabled customers. As of 2013, the average total daily ridership for the system (bus and rail) was 415,600 passengers.
Handicap and Wheelchair Accessible?
MARTA provides priority seating for senior citizens and persons with disabilities at the front of every bus. Each rail station is 100 percent accessible with special, wide faregates for persons with disabilities. Escalators and elevators are located between the rail, bus and street levels at each station. Each train has a special wheelchair space at one end of each rail car.