MARTA will hold another public hearing tonight at 7pm at the Maloof Auditorium at 1300 Commerce Drive in downtown Decatur to discuss the revised “less severe” cuts/alterations to bus and rail service.
The following bus routes that run through Decatur will still be affected. (Routes in GREEN include the original modifications. Routes in BLUE have “refined” modifications based on rider feedback. Routes in RED are proposed for elimination.)
Route 2 – Proposed modification include Route 2 maintain service from North Ave. Station to Ponce de Leon Ave. and N. Highland Ave. Route 2 will then operate via N. Highland Ave., North Ave. (Outbound) Freedom Parkway (Inbound) and Moreland Ave. From Moreland Ave. Route 2 will assume the Caroline St., Marion Pl. and La France St. to Edgewood Candler Park Station segments currently serve by Route 28. Service will no longer be provided from Avondale Station to Ponce de Leon Ave and N. Highland Ave.
Route 8 – Partial Restoration‐ proposed modification include Route 8 maintain current routing from Brookhaven Station to E. Ponce de Leon Ave. at N. Decatur Rd. Route 8 will then continue N. Decatur Rd. assume the Glendale Rd., Chapel St., 7th Ave., Cedar St., N. Clarendon Ave., N. Avondale Rd. and E. College Ave. to Avondale Station segments currently served by Route 122.