Updates to MARTA’s Service

Hello NPU X Resident!

Please find attached a letter from MARTA detailing updates/changes to its service as it continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective today (March 26, 2020), MARTA asks all bus system riders to please enter and exit using the rear doors only (with exceptions for those who require the use of the front door’s accessibility ramp). MARTA will also be suspending on-bus fare collections (in an effort to protect their drivers and ensure as much social distancing as possible).

Beginning next Monday, March 30th, MARTA rail will begin running on a weekend schedule (however, start times will remain the same). In addition, also starting March 30, MARTA will reduce bus service by approximately 30%, system-wide. All bus routes will continue operation, but with fewer buses on each route (with the exception of routes 15, 39, 5, 121, 196, 73, 110, 78, 83, and 89 – which will actually run additional buses, in an effort to keep riders as far apart as possible).

Additional information is in the attached letter.

Stay safe out there, mind your health, as well as the health of others – and don’t forget to wash your hands frequently and to practice social distancing! Help bend the curve!


Zach A.
NPU X Chair

Marta COVID response