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Our Biggest Redesign 

With You in Mind

The MARTA NextGen Bus project is a system-wide reimagining of the MARTA bus network: where the buses go, and how often. 

MARTA hasn’t done this in a long time, but the region’s needs and goals have changed.  We need to make sure that the bus network is right for today, and tomorrow.

MARTA is working on many projects to enrich the transit network, but right now, we can't assume that there will be money to expand our bus service in the next two years.  So we have to think about how to arrange the service we have.


That’s why, in 2021-22, we had a big public conversation about priorities, which led to a Board decision. You can read about that conversation here.


In the next step of the study, coming this winter, we will release a draft plan map for public comment .

Want to learn more?

Discover how transit works, the choices involved in redesigning a bus network, and learn about MARTA's current network.

Go to the Discover page to learn more and read the Choices Report.

What Is a Bus Network Redesign?


Redesigning the bus network means collaborating with others to answer questions such as:

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Where should bus service travel, and how frequently?

How should service run on weekends, or at night?

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Should some locations get new service, or additional service?

How are connections made among buses, and between buses and trains?

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Redesign Process


1. Discover

  • Existing bus routes

  • Ridership and route performance studies

  • Define Network Concepts


3. Design

  • Study community input

  • Obtain MARTA Board direction

  • Develop draft reimagined network

4. Confirm

  • Obtain input on the draft reimagined network

  • Organizational stakeholder workshop

  • Public meetings

  • Survey

5. Complete

  • Public hearings on the proposed service changes

  • New bus network to be implemented after board adoption


2. Engage

  • Conversations about ridership and coverage tradeoff

  • Organizational stakeholder workshop

  • Public meetings

  • Survey

Public engagement is critical to the success of the NextGen Bus project and every phase of the process will include opportunities for public input. Click here to get in touch.

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