Improvements to MARTA service on the way
Saporta Report covers the recent State of MARTA event, including good news about the transit agency’s new-found fiscal efficiency — and some attention it’s getting from state leaders.
The State of Georgia does not contribute funding to the system, but could it in the future, as state politician’s become more impressed with MARTA’s current leadership? The post seems to be hinting at that possibility.
With it’s budget surplus, CEO Keith Parker says that:
MARTA is planning to strategically restore bus and rail service that was cut in the past five years. In April, the goal is that during peak times, trains will be running every five minutes in the core sections of the system (Lindbergh to the Airport). Night-time rail service is being increased this week. Restrooms will be reopening. Electronic signs should work consistently.
I am particularly looking forward to using some of that improved night time service and seeing those broken arrival-time signs work properly.
MARTA station photo from Flickr user Vince Jordan