MARTA receives $3.6 million to expand bus services in DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2018

A MARTA bus at the Decatur, GA MARTA station. File Photo by: Dan Whisenhunt

MARTA has received a $3.6 million federal grant to expand bus services in DeKalb County.

“MARTA will use the funding to upgrade and replace 40-foot diesel-fueled buses with 60-foot Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses used on high capacity ridership bus routes in central and south DeKalb County,” a press release from MARTA says. “The new, environmentally friendly buses, will be stationed in central DeKalb County at the Laredo Bus Depot in Scottdale. They will be used to improve and enhance service on MARTA Route 121, which connects riders to the Avondale Station and the city of Stone Mountain. The bus route travels the Ponce de Leon Avenue corridor and is one of DeKalb’s most heavily used east/west travel routes.”

The buses will be on the road soon.

“This grant will allow MARTA to provide more service in DeKalb County, along one of our busiest routes,”  MARTA Board of Directors DeKalb County representative Frederick L. Daniels said, according to the press release.

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