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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2018


MARTA ROLLS OUT NEW BUSES AND MOBILITY VANS
Authority to Replace 25 Percent of Existing Fleet

 

ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) plans to replace 25 percent of its bus and paratransit fleet over the next six years.

MARTA will introduce 387 buses and 211 Mobility vans from now until 2024. The new buses feature Wi-Fi, high definition security cameras, high capacity heating and air conditioning, including heated entry and exit floors to prevent icing, and mobile ticketing. The new Mobility vans have three wheelchair positions, non-slip flooring, and ambulatory seats with three-point seatbelts.

“We are excited to introduce these state-of-the-art buses and vans to MARTA’s fleet,” said MARTA Chief Operating Officer Rich Krisak. “The vehicles are safer, more comfortable, and feature upgrades that make the ride more enjoyable for passengers and operators.”

Mr. Krisak, MARTA interim GM/CEO Elizabeth O’Neill, MARTA Board of Directors Fulton County representative Alicia Ivey, along with executives from MARTA and the vehicle manufacturers, will attend a ribbon-cutting event held at Five Points Station, on the Alabama Street side, on Monday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. A bus and Mobility van will be on site for touring.

The new vehicles roll out in March. They were paid for with the local sales tax collected in Fulton, DeKalb, and Clayton Counties, and the City of Atlanta.

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