Advance Atlanta aims to build public support for greater regional transit access and champion existing transit resources. A variety of transit systems serve portions of the region and these systems are a tremendous strength in the region’s effort to improve transit.
- Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority: Marta has served the Atlanta region for over 35 years. Marta is the 9th largest transit system in the U.S., providing transportation for approximately 500,000 passenger boardings each weekday (Marta, 2011). More information on Marta can be found here.
- Atlanta Streetcar: Launched in 2014, the Atlanta Streetcar operates a 2.7 mile track with 12 stops throughout Downtown Atlanta. Anticipated weekday ridership is 2,600 passengers. A May 2015 announcement stated current ridership was exceeding expectations by more than 20%. More information on the Atlanta Streetcar can be found here.
- Gwinnett County Transit: GCT began operations in 2000 with the goal of providing express, local, and paratransit services. More information on GCT can be found here.
- Cobb Community Transit: CCT began operations in 1989. In 2013, buses reported 3,628,377 million passenger trips. More information on CCT can be found here.
- Georgia Regional Transit Authority: GRTA provides the Xpress commuter coach service connecting park-and-ride lots located throughout Atlanta’s suburbs with major employment centers including Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, and Perimeter Center. Xpress provides over 2 million commutes over its 33 routes in 12 metro Atlanta counties. Xpress partners with other transit providers to offer convenient connections and free transfers to bus networks and the MARTA rail system. More information on GRTA and Xpress can be found here.