MARTA Route #2 Partially Restored to Decatur

Looks like MARTA Bus #2 will soon return to Decatur Station at select times.  From an AJC article primarily focused on the restoration of the Braves Shuttle…

In addition to the shuttle, the MARTA board voted to add service to bus routes 2, 87, 99 and 181.

The original item under consideration regarding Route #2 was “…selected trips between North Avenue Station to Decatur Station via Ponce de Leon Avenue on all service days”.

Thanks to Steve and Craig for point this out!

Decatur Stations Affected By Proposed MARTA Bus Service Cuts

Leigh wrote in yesterday with an alert she was sending out to her building’s listserv about the impact of potential cutbacks of MARTA’s bus service in light of an $120 million deficit in its operating budget.

Of particular concern to Leigh is the future of MARTA’s #2 bus route.  Instead of operating from Avondale Station to North Avenue Station along Ponce de Leon Ave., the new #2 would only operate between Inman Park Station and North Avenue Station, leaving Decatur behind entirely.

However, that’s only one of MANY bus routes modified or eliminated by the proposed service cuts that run through, begin or end, inside the Decatur city limits.  You can access the full list of proposed changes here (Excel), but I’ve also compiled a condensed list of those that directly affect Decatur’s three MARTA stations, which you can peruse after the jump.

MARTA will next meet to discuss the proposed changes on Saturday, February 20th from 10a-12p or 3p-5p at MARTA Headquarters at  2424 Piedmont Road NE Atlanta, GA 30324 (across from the MARTA Lindbergh Train Station).

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