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MARTA Replacing One-Quarter of Its Fleet


The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has announced plans to replace 25 percent of its bus and paratransit fleet—387 buses and 211 paratransit vans—between now and 2024, with the first vehicles arriving in March.

The diesel buses from Gillig offer amenities including 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 paratransit vans have three wheelchair positions, non-slip flooring and ambulatory seats with three-point seatbelts.

MARTA funded the new vehicles with local sales taxes collected in the city of Atlanta and three surrounding counties.

MARTA recently unveiled one of its new diesel buses from Gillig during an event at Five Points Station.

 
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