NEWS BRIEF: Staff shortages curtail MARTA bus routes

MARTA not ready when you are

Staff Photo, Joeff Davis, 2010 DSC 7655
Photo credit: CL File
The frequency of MARTA’S bus routes will be reduced starting next month, due to staffing shortages. As of Dec. 18, 96 of its 113 weekday routes will switch to a Saturday schedule. The agency will stick to 11 of its most popular scheduled routes and none will be eliminated entirely. Rail service is not affected by the move. The number of bus drivers currently operating in the system is down to 1,179 — 14 percent below normal. ajc.com