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Old 02-25-2015, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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JONESBORO — Welcome to the MARTA Ride Guide, an easy-to-follow guide explaining the basics of the transit system coming to Clayton County in less than a month. The service is expected to impact neighboring counties, such as Henry. Henry Herald has compiled a list of the initial routes, bus stops and preliminary schedule information. We’ve also laid out how to get a job at MARTA and how to act on buses. Take a minute to peruse the guide. If you have any questions you don’t feel were answered here, email cobrien@news-daily.com.
Happy riding.
Ride MARTA with respect
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Now that MARTA’s almost here, riders need to learn to ride it with respect.
In November 2013, MARTA updated its customer code of conduct with the “Ride with Respect” campaign — a policy developed with input from “scores of community stakeholders,” according to a press release.
“You should have the freedom to sit quietly and enjoy a peaceful ride on MARTA,” CEO Keith Parker said in the release. “‘Ride with Respect’ reaffirms our commitment to our customers and employees by curtailing undesirable behavior in our system.”
A complete copy of the customer code of conduct can be found at MARTA - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, but Clayton News boiled down some of the basics:
Leave Rover at home. Unless he’s a guide dog or small enough to fit in a lap-sized cage, your favorite fuzzy friend can’t ride on the MARTA buses. If he is a guide or service dog, the disabled person he’s assisting needs to be leading him — and he needs to be properly-trained. Any creature small enough to fit in a cage that can fit on his human’s lap can ride MARTA, as long as his cage is properly locked or latched.
Sell your Girl Scout cookies somewhere else. Customers can’t sell anything or solicit money on MARTA vehicles or in stations unless MARTA says it’s OK. This policy also prohibits customers from passing out flyers or handbills that advertise commercial businesses. So, either get permission or advertise and sell those delicious cookies somewhere else.
Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want Mama to see. Do not spit on, defecate on, urinate on, or in any other way vandalize MARTA property. Don’t expose yourself, steal, roller-skate or skate board on MARTA buses. Basically, don’t do anything that would shame your mama.
Buses aren’t restaurants. Customers aren’t allowed to eat on MARTA buses or drink out of any container that isn’t resealable — so a water bottle would be permitted. These rules don’t apply to anybody bringing food and drinks on board for children under the age of 5. MARTA also prohibits open containers of alcohol, drugs, smoking tobacco, electronic cigarettes and vaporizers from its buses.
Shhhh. Be sure only you can hear the music coming through your headphones while you’re riding MARTA buses. Customers also need to keep conversations to a normal level. Boisterous conduct is not tolerated.
If it’s dangerous, don’t bring it. MARTA customers cannot bring knives larger than 5 inches, swords, flammable liquids, toxic substances, fishing rods with exposed hooks, sheet glass or any sharp objects on the buses. Only customers with a valid carry license can have guns on the buses. “Hoax devices” that look like dangerous objects also aren’t allowed.
MARTA police can expel customers breaking any of these rules from MARTA property for 12 hours. Expelled customers can’t argue their punishment and can be arrested for criminal trespassing if they don’t stay off MARTA property for the required 12-hours.
MARTA police can also suspend customers for breaking the rules of riding. Riders who break the rules, but haven’t been violent or damaged property can be suspended for up to 14 days.
Vandalism or refusing to pay a fare results in a 60-day suspension, while a committing violence against another rider or carrying a dangerous weapon will land a person a year-long suspension from riding buses.
Riders who violate active suspension notices will be suspended for up to another 30 days.
So, remember to respect your ride
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Where you can ride in March
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MARTA will bring three different routes into Clayton County by March 21. The bus stops along these routes are considered phase I and are under construction right now and are set to be completed by about March 6. Routes 55 and 15 are existing routes that will extend service into Clayton County from Downtown Atlanta and South DeKalb Mall. Route 196 is a new route formed to cover the College Park and Riverdale area.
Some notable bus stops in Phase I include:
Forest Parkway and Phillips in Forest Park
By Southern Regional Medical Center
Loop Road by Southlake Mall
Garden Walk and Riverdale Road in Riverdale
Lamar Hutchinson and Valley Hill in Riverdale
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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demonta4
Was that segment of info you have here found in the online & hard copies of the Clayton News Daily that hit the newstands on Wednesday?
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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demonta4
Was that segment of info you have here found in the online & hard copies of the Clayton News Daily that hit the newstands on Wednesday?
It was on the Clayton News Daily website.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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man that route 55 can be long route or short route depending on the time of day and day especially thursday and friday but good it goes into ClayCo
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:55 AM
 
Location: O4W
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They said Marta in Clayton will make around 12,000 trips per day?

What is a trip? Do they count each bus stop as one trip? Does every time it stop at a rail station is that considered a trip?
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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They said Marta in Clayton will make around 12,000 trips per day?

What is a trip? Do they count each bus stop as one trip? Does every time it stop at a rail station is that considered a trip?
That doesn't make the least bit of sense. A trip is counted each time someone gets on.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Anyone got the current bus routes map handy?
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:55 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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MARTA > Schedules & Maps > Bus Routes & Schedules

http://www.itsmarta.com/viewer1.aspx <=== Map
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Yeah, I knew about these, but they don't have the Clayton routes on them. Anything with the actually, currently running Clayton bus routes on them? All I can find are the proposed routes.
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