6:06 am May 28, 2010, by Henry Unger
Red ink is forcing MARTA to make substantially more service cuts, AJC staffer Ariel Hart is reporting.
Rail passengers could wait as much as five minutes longer — and for trains with fewer cars, Hart writes.
All station bathrooms might close, except for Five Points.
And cuts in bus service, including the Braves shuttle, might affect scores of roads.
It’s not just commuters who would feel the pain under the recommendations of a MARTA committee, which tentatively approved the belt-tightening measures Thursday, Hart writes. Under the plan, about 400 of MARTA’s 5,000 employees would lose their jobs.
If the full MARTA board passes the plan at the end of June, the transit agency will drop 41 of its 131 bus routes and cover 482 fewer miles.
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