MARTA installing bike repair stations, holding hearings on bus route changesFILE PHOTO USED FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES: A MARTA train passes over the mural at the corner of Dekalb Ave. and Arizona Ave. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips
MARTA is installing bike repair kiosks at certain transit stations.
The Transit Authority will also be holding input meetings on changes to bus routes.
According to MARTA, “Soon cyclists will be able to make routine bicycle repairs at select MARTA rail stations across the system. MARTA is installing seven self-service, Dero bicycle repair kiosks equipped with the necessary tools for rbike maintenance and repair, from tightening handlebars to pumping a flat tire.”
MARTA says there’s already a kiosk at Lindbergh Center Station outside the fare gates at the Sidney Marcus entrance. There will eventually be repair kiosks at the Chamblee, East Point, Edgewood/Candler, Five Points, North Avenue and West End stations, MARTA says.
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There are also public hearings being held this month about changes to the bus routes, including a hearing in Decatur on Aug. 25. The Decatur hearing will be held at 1300 Commerce Dr., Decatur, Ga., one block west of the Decatur station.
“The Community Exchange starts at 6 p.m. and the hearing begins at 7 p.m.,” a press release from MARTA says.
MARTA is considering modifying bus routes 4, 32, 143 and 155 and the new Clayton County routes 192 and 194. The proposed changes would be implemented on Dec. 12.
“The Authority is rolling out a new way for customers to participate in the public hearings if they are unable to attend in person,” the press release says. “Log onto www.itsmarta.com, click on the tab marked ‘News & Events’ and select ‘Public Hearings & Meetings’ from the drop-down menu. After viewing the video, click the link below to complete an online comment card or visit http://bit.ly/1u7HpBo. All responses must be submitted no later than Sept. 3, 2015.”
Copies of the changes are available at MARTA’s Office of External Affairs, located at 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E. Atlanta, Ga. 30324. The public can view the route modifications Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at www.itsmarta.com/public-hearings.aspx, the press release says.