6:02 am September 24, 2010, by Henry Unger
It’s not what we need right now, but it’s what we’re getting — more MARTA cuts because of a financial crunch.
Will we ever effectively deal with traffic congestion here?
Across the metro area, people who depend on MARTA are bracing, as the agency on Saturday puts the knife to 10 percent of bus service and 14 percent of rail service, AJC staffer Ariel Hart reports.
Of MARTA’s 142,000 daily passengers, the agency estimates 14 percent won’t be in easy walking distance anymore, Hart writes.
The cuts include:
– A total of 2,700 out of 11,500 bus stops will be eliminated.
– Passengers will no longer be able to ride the train before 6 a.m. on weekends.
– Shorter hours for customer service offices, bathrooms, information booths, lost and found, and a host of other services.
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