June 8, 2023 



MARTA to Unveil Name of Bus Rapid Transit System 

ATLANTA _ The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and City of Atlanta will host a groundbreaking for the region’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) line, referred to as the Summerhill/Capitol Avenue BRT during the planning process. MARTA will also announce the name of its BRT system during the celebration which will be held on Thursday, June 15, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on the northeast corner of Hank Aaron Drive and Georgia Avenue. 

The five-mile BRT line will connect downtown Atlanta to Capitol Gateway, Summerhill, Peoplestown, and the Beltline, with connections to MARTA’s heavy rail system at Five Points, Georgia State, and Garnett Stations. The high-capacity transit line will have new electric buses and operate in 85 percent dedicated lanes with transit signal priority. Fourteen BRT stations along the route will feature off-board fare collection so you can pay before you board, real-time service information, and level boarding, along with other amenities consistent with rail stations.

“We are excited to celebrate this milestone in the More MARTA Atlanta Program and get started building the region’s first BRT line in this vital city corridor,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Collie Greenwood. “This line will provide an efficient connection between historic city neighborhoods, job centers, Georgia State, and our rail system, and will be the benchmark for future BRT lines in metro Atlanta.”

WHAT:           Summerhill BRT Groundbreaking Celebration
                      Bus tour of route

WHEN:          Thursday, June 15
                      11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
                      *Program begins at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:        NE corner of Hank Aaron Drive & Georgia Avenue
                     Summerhill A Lot - Google Maps
                     Parking onsite

WHO:           Collie Greenwood, MARTA General Manager & CEO
                     Mayor Andre Dickens, City of Atlanta
                     Dr. Yvette Taylor, FTA Region 4 Administrator 

RSVP:           Stephany Fisher – sfisher@itsmarta.com or 470-419-9216

The BRT line is funded through a federal TIGER Grant and the More MARTA Atlanta half-penny sales tax. Construction will begin immediately with revenue service scheduled for 2025. Learn more about the project here MARTA (itsmarta.com) and to see BRT in action visit MARTA (itsmarta.com).



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