New study predicts success for MARTA if it expands
An Atlantic Cities blog post, How to Entice Car Owners to Switch to Public Transit, takes a look at a new academic study that examines Atlanta’s “multi-destination, integrated bus and rail transit network.”
The study finds that MARTA’s multi-destination approach is proving to be more effective than downtown-only transit systems. The authors suggest that Atlanta continue this approach and expand on it in order to build ridership.
A quote:

the characteristics of transit demand…suggest that  an expanded multi-destination transit network in Atlanta would have  beneficial results. Regional riding habits would increase substantially.

This is a useful study to have on the side of transit-expansion proponents this year while we’re debating and voting on a proposed regional tax in Atlanta that would, in part, fund transit expansion.
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New study predicts success for MARTA if it expands

An Atlantic Cities blog post, How to Entice Car Owners to Switch to Public Transit, takes a look at a new academic study that examines Atlanta’s “multi-destination, integrated bus and rail transit network.”

The study finds that MARTA’s multi-destination approach is proving to be more effective than downtown-only transit systems. The authors suggest that Atlanta continue this approach and expand on it in order to build ridership.

A quote:

the characteristics of transit demand…suggest that an expanded¬†multi-destination transit network in Atlanta would have beneficial results. Regional riding¬†habits would increase substantially.

This is a useful study to have on the side of transit-expansion proponents this year while we’re debating and voting on a proposed regional tax in Atlanta that would, in part, fund transit expansion.

Read the full article