Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

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Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.png
Headquarters 2424 Piedmont Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Area Served Atlanta, GA
Founded February 17, 1972
Fleet size ~600 (Bus), 316 (Rail)
Number of
routes
103 (Bus), 4(Rail)
Ridership 433,064
(2015, weekday, all modes)[1]
Union ATU Local 732
Website itsmarta.com
Facebook @MARTAtransit
Instagram @marta_explorer
Twitter @MARTASERVICE

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, is the main public transit system in the Atlanta metropolitan area, Georgia. MARTA operates primarily in Fulton County, DeKalb County and Clayton County with a limited amount of bus service to Cobb County, and a single rail station in Clayton County, Georgia located at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

History

The previous operator was the Atlanta Transit System from 1950 until 1971.

Facilities

Garages/offices

Brown's Mill Bus Facility & Heavy Maintenance

  • Address: 3401 Browns Mill Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30354-2758

Hamilton Blvd. Bus Facility

  • Address: 3385 Hamilton Bvld. SW, Atlanta, GA 30354

Perry Blvd Bus Facility

  • Address:' 1600 Perry Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Brady Ave Bus Facility

  • Address: 1040 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Laredo Bus Facility

  • Address: 3106 Laredo Dr, Decatur, GA 30030

Avondale Rail Facility

  • Address: 2775 East Ponce De Leon Ave, North Decatur, GA 30030

Armour Rail Facility

  • Address: 494 Armour Cir. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

South Rail Facility

  • Address:

Bus Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1401-1480 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 1449-a.jpg 2013 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
1481-1488 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 1488-a.jpg 2013 NFI XN35 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
1501-1589 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 1525-a.jpg 2014 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
1601-1688 2015 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
1701-1718 2016 NFI XN60 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B500R
1721-1730 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 1726-a.jpg 2017 Grande West Vicinity Cummins ISB6.7 ZF 6AP1002B
1801-1885 2017-2018 Gillig BRT Plus 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R6 Entered service on 2/5/2018.[3]
1879-1880 2018 Gillig BRT Plus 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B400R
  • Unknown amount of buses.
  • 1879 VIN: 15GGD2712J3192074; Lic. Plate: GV6878L.
  • 1880 VIN: 15GGD2714J3192075; Lic. Plate: GV6877L.
  • [4]
1886-1895 2018 Gillig BRT 29'
(G27E102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B400R
  • 1886-1892 delivered
2301-2355 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 2326 rear-a.jpg 2004 NFI D35LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R Some buses from this batch were mistakenly given CNG labels. This has since been corrected.
2356-2410 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 2410-a.jpg 2005 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R
  • Some buses from this batch were mistakenly given CNG labels. This has since been corrected.
  • 2401 was struck by a CSX Transportation freight train on 5/13/2015 and suffered major damage, enough to be retired.
2411-2465 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 2462-a.jpg 2007 NFI C40LF John Deere 6081H Allison B400R
2491-2495 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 2494-a.JPG 2010 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
2501-2596 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 2538-a.JPG 2009 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
AS1-AS2 2011 NFI XDE35 Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HybriDrive

On order

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(235 buses) TBD Gillig Low Floor or BRT CNG 40'
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport L9N Allison B400R Includes options of 35 buses.[5]
(35 buses) TBD Gillig Low Floor or BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B400R Bought from Gillig via Commonwealth of Virginia in September 2017[6] .

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
211-235 1955 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
236-257 1956 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
258-264 1955 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
265-270 1953 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
401-412 1957 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
413-422,
433-434
1951 GMC TDH-5103 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
423-432,
435-442
1952 GMC TDH-5103 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
443-467 1957 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
  • Ex-Cleveland Transit System 1701, 1706, 1711, 1717, 1723, 1726, 1731, 1733, 1737, 1738, 1702-1704, 1708-1710, 1714, 1716, 1719, 1721, 1725, 1727, 1728, 1732 & 1734; bought in 1972.
  • 443, 445-447, 449-453, 455, 459 & 462 returned to SORTA as 360-371.
  • 454, 456, 458 & 464 to SCRTD 6595-6598.
  • 457, 460, 463, 465-467 to Delaware Area Regional Transit with same numbers.
501-525 1957 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
526-546 1958 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
547-551 1959 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
601-663 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
664-673 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Formerly Atlanta Transit System 664-673.
701, 703-722 1962 GMC TDH-4516 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Formerly Atlanta Transit System 701, 703-722.
723-776 1963 GMC TDH-4518 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
801-959 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
960-979 1966 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly Atlanta Transit System 960-979.
980-989 1967 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly Atlanta Transit System 980-989.
1001 1967 GMC T8H-5305A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
1002-1011 1968 GMC T8H-5305A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
1012-1037 1970 GMC T8H-5305A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Formerly Atlanta Transit System 1012-1037.
1101-1225 12/1972 Flxible 111CD-D06-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
  • 1103 was spotted in California in August 2007, but its current status remains unknown; it may have been scrapped.
  • 1106 was spotted after retirement at an unknown time, possibly in California.
1401-1440 1992 NFI D35 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Retired in 2004.
  • Some units were bought by Sampson Trailways, a tour bus company in the South Atlanta area near Hamilton Garage (MARTA's Diesel Bus Garage). 1 unit was spotted running in 2011.[7]
1501-1504 1970 GMC T8H-5306A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
1505 1966 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1506-1507 1965 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
1501-1563 1990 NFI D35 Cummins L10 ZF 4HP590 Retired in late 2005.
1601-1610 1979 MAN SG-220-16.5-2A MAN D2566 MLUM Renk-Doromat 874A To CATS in 1990.
1611-1656 1982 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel 8V92TA Allison HT-740
  • Retired in the early 1990's.
  • Most units were sold off.
    • Some units were bought by Rutgers University. Known new fleet numbers were 214, 222, 234, 237 & 238.
1701-1860 1990 NFI D40 Cummins L10 Voith D863.2 Retired in late 2005.
1719 2014 ADL Enviro500 Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R
  • Tested the feasibility of double deckers.
  • Was trialed from July 18 to mid-August 2016 on routes 116, 140, and 190.
2001-2050 1976 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
2001-2051 1994 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Retired in 2004.
2101-2160 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 2109-a.jpg 2002 OBI Orion VII CNG
(07.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R6 Received new Allison B400R, 6-speed transmissions.
2161-2190 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 2168-a.jpg 2003 OBI Orion VII CNG
(07.501)
Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Allison B400R6
  • Received new Allison B400R, 6-speed transmissions.
  • 2168 and 2186 sold to Transurbano.
2191-2240 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 2202-a.jpg 2002-2003 OBI Orion VII
(07.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R6
  • Retired circa 2015-2018.
  • All units retired by February 2018.
2701-2818 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 2765-a.jpg 1996 NFI C40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
  • 2701 is preserved by MARTA.
  • 2800 & 2801 were repowered with John Deere 6081H engines.
2819-2900 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 2848-a.jpg 2000 NFI C40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R 2857 was the last active unit.
2901-3002 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 2915-a.jpg 2001 NFI C40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
3001-3005 1978 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102)
Cummins VTB-903 Allison V730
3003-3024 (2nd) 2000 NFI C30LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Allison B400R
3006-3134 1978 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
3135-3277 1986 Flxible Metro "A"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
3278-3282 1986 Flxible Metro "A"
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10 Voith D863.2
3283-3331 1987 Flxible Metro "A"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
3332-3370 1988 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731 3360 is preserved by MARTA.
3371-3410 1988 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10 Voith D863.2
4001-4365 1974 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison 4275, 4111 & 3 other units were found abandoned in Stockbridge, GA on 2/11/2017.[8]
5001-5050 1981 Neoplan USA N416A 40' Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison HT-740
  • Retired in September 1996.
  • 2 units were spotted in a mechanic shop/tour bus yard in summer 1999.
  • 1 unit was spotted in the Sandy Springs area in North Atlanta in 2012.
  • 1 known unit was converted into an RV and was spotted running in Atlanta in October 2000.
  • 5026 was spotted on Ebay likely in Georgia in 2007.[9]

Rail

All-time roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Propulsion system Notes
101-200 1979-82 Franco-Belge CQ310
201-320 1984-88 Hitachi CQ311
501-520 1981 Franco-Belge CQ310
601-710 2000-03 Breda CQ312

References

  1. Transit Profiles: 2015 Top 50 Summary (pg. 32), National Transit Database. Retrieved on May 16, 2017.
  2. MARTA Rolls Out 30-Foot Buses for Enhanced Neighborhood Service, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Dated March 22, 2017, retrieved on June 2017
  3. Minutes Meeting of the Board of Directors Operations & Safety Committee - March 30, 2017 (pg. 3), Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved on July 2, 2017
  4. www.flickr.com
  5. Minutes Meeting of the Board of Directors Operations & Safety Committee - May 26, 2016 (pgs. 2-4), Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved on July 2, 2017
  6. http://www.itsmarta.com/uploadedFiles/More/Board_of_Directors/board-agenda-dec7th.pdf
  7. www.youtube.com
  8. www.facebook.com
  9. Rapid Transit Press - 2007 Bus Auction and Sales Report Book
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Vehicles 2101-2160 2161-2190 2191-2240 2301-2355 2356-2410 2411-2465 2501-2600 2701-2818 2819-2900 2901-3002 3003-3024 - Rail

Facilities

Passenger
Non-Passenger Hamilton Blvd. - Laredo - Perry Blvd. - Brady - Browns Mill - Armour Yard - Avondale Yard - South Yard
Routes
Rapid Transit Blue Line - Red Line - Gold Line - Green Line
Bus 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 15 16 18 19 21 24 25 26 27 30 32 33 34 36 37 39 42 47 49 50 51 53 55 56 57 58 59 60 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 77 78 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 91 93 95 96 97 99 103 104 105 107 110 111 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 132 137 139 140 143 148 150 151 153 155 160 162 165 170 172 178 180 181 182 183 185 186 189 193
Blue Flyer 201
Small Bus 311 328 329 341 364 376 389 397
Bus Rapid Transit 520 521
C-Tran 500 501 502 503 504