Monday, April 29, 2013
In case you ride MARTA, read about their new security protocols.
Our friends at MARTA have just sent Cascade Patch a press release about the security changes that they are implementing after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings. According to the written statement by Cara Hodgson, MARTA is "heightening security on the transit system." Hodgson says that there are no imminent threats towards the transit system or its riders, but that they want to be proactive and take this opportunity to be even safer. MARTA is taking the following proactive measures: The MARTA Police Department (MPD) is working directly with federal, state and local agencies, including the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) and the Transit Security Administration (TSA) in Washington, D. C. to stay updated on any recommendations …
Monday, March 18, 2013
At a recent Dunwoody meeting, Airwatch CEO David Dabbiere said MARTA is especially desirable for retaining the company’s young workforce.
David Dabbiere, CEO of Airwatch, called MARTA a secret weapon for the mobility technology and security firm. Of the company’s 1,200 employees worldwide, 800 are located at its Sandy Springs/Perimeter headquarters. Dabbiere said MARTA is especially desirable for retaining the company’s young workforce – typically 23 to 24-year-olds. The CEO spoke on a panel at a Perimeter Business Alliance luncheon this past Friday at the Ravinia Club in Dunwoody. One hundred Perimeter area business leaders attended the luncheon. “This is a great corridor for young people to move into,” Dabbiere said, also citing the many restaurants and Perimeter Mall near Airwatch offices on Perimeter Center West. Tino Mantella, president and CEO of the Technology …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Make note of these holiday changes.
Downtown will have several activities for New Year's Eve including the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome, the Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta and other events. To accommodate these activities, MARTA is offering event rail service to get customers to their destinations. Additional staff and police will be on hand to assist patrons. On New Year’s Eve, bus service will operate a regular weekday schedule. Some bus routes will be rerouted for both the Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade and Peach Drop. Beginning at 4 p.m., buses serving Five Points will be rerouted to other stations through the end of regular service. These bus changes are listed as follows: Listed below are the stations most convenient to various New Year’s Eve events: Chick-…
Monday, December 24, 2012
Here's what you need to know if you plan to ride MARTA Monday or Tuesday.
Monday, Dec. 24 MARTA bus and rail service will operate using a regular weekday schedule on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. RideStore hours: Tuesday, Dec. 25 Bus and rail service will operate using a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Bus service will run from 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., and trains will operate every 20 minutes on all lines from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. MARTA Mobility subscription customers who want to travel on Tuesday, the observed holiday, must call to book their paratransit trips. RideStore hours: For more information, please visit www.itsmarta.com or contact the Customer Service Center at 404-848-5000. On Tuesday, Dec. 25, please note that the Customer Information Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Malfunction blamed on upgrade related to consumer protection mandate.
Editor's note: This is MARTA's statement in regards to the glitch that affected riders' use of the vending machines to purchase or add rides to their Breeze cards. The MARTA Breeze fare system is again accepting customers’ debit cards – as well as credit cards and cash – after a software upgrade anomaly that disabled those functions has now been resolved. Cubic, the San Diego-based technology vendor that designed, produced and maintains the Breeze fare collection system, has worked diligently with MARTA to correct the problems that surfaced during last week’s busy Labor Day weekend. Richard Wunderle, senior vice-president and general manager, Cubic Transportation Systems’ North America operations, attributed the malfunction to an upgrade …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Credit Cards and cash can be used at MARTA stations in north Atlanta.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Your debit card is still of no use at area MARTA stations, the transit authority reports. The Breeze card vending machines at Dunwoody, North Springs, Sandy Springs, Medical Center, Brookhaven, Lindbergh Center and Georgia State are down to debit cards. Cash and credit cards are still being accepted. The authority did not estimate when the problem could be fixed.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Red line route to the airport will be modified
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Rail riders in Dunwoody will face delays this weekend and modifications to routes, as scheduled work on MARTA’s tracks will slow and change the schedule for the Red and Gold lines, according to MARTA officials. The delays will begin 9 p.m. Friday. At that time, all lines will run on a slower, 24-minute schedule. Slower times on the Red and Gold lines will continue Saturday and Sunday. Check the times for Red and Gold departures on the 24-minute schedule. Check the times for the Blue and Green lines on the 24-minute schedule. Key changes: Additional details about the modified service plan are listed below. For more information, contact MARTA customer information at 404-848-5000 or visit www.itsmarta.com.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The week's top headlines for Oct. 24-28, 2011
Reed Says Occupy Atlanta Got More Radical, Forced His Hand. Protestors Briefly Take Over MLK Site In Old Fourth Ward. Plane Crash Still Under Investigation. Police Arrest, Charge Austell Man In Assault Case. Avondale Estates Hosts Candidate Forum. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Smyrna's Election Season Turns Violent. Police Major: 'I Don't Want People Living In Fear' MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Safety Tips For Trick Or Treaters.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The day's top headlines for Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Atlanta Police Clear Woodruff Park, Arrest 53 Occupy Atlanta Protestors. MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Robbery Suspect Shot By Police. Avondale Estates Candidate Forum. Secret Service Makes Arrests In Counterfeiting Ring. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Sandy Springs City Councilor: Support Transportation Referendum. Adrean: No Plan B For Transportation.
Monday, October 24, 2011
The day's top headlines for Monday, October 24, 2011
Bad Loans Outside DeKalb Brought Down Decatur First, Bank Chairman Says. Final Clifton Corridor Meeting On Tuesday. Stone Mountain Sorority Hosts Domestic Violence Vigil. Buckhead Traditions Celebrated At Party In The Pasture. Woodland Elementary Celebrates 40 Years. Southwest Atlanta Schoolchildren Shine In Community Parade. Photos Of The Dunwoody Music Festival. Little 5 Points Celebrates Halloween. Taste Of Atlanta Hits Midtown. Boy Scouts Host Pumpkin Patch At Briarcliff United Methodist.