Monday, April 29, 2013
In case you ride MARTA, read about their new security protocols.
Our friends at MARTA have just sent Cascade Patch a press release about the security changes that they are implementing after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings. According to the written statement by Cara Hodgson, MARTA is "heightening security on the transit system." Hodgson says that there are no imminent threats towards the transit system or its riders, but that they want to be proactive and take this opportunity to be even safer. MARTA is taking the following proactive measures: The MARTA Police Department (MPD) is working directly with federal, state and local agencies, including the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) and the Transit Security Administration (TSA) in Washington, D. C. to stay updated on any recommendations …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Public meeting will be held at Tucker's library.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Fare changes part of scheduled three-year phase in.
As part of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's scheduled fare increase for Reduced Fare and Mobility fare products on take effect on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. The change was part of the previously announced three-year phased increases MARTA adopted for those fare types products during the Fiscal Year 2010 budgetary cycle. The phase-in was planned to mitigate the financial impact on the budgets of seniors and those with disabilities. The reduced fare and Mobility fare changes are as follows: Fare Type Current New Fare: 11.11.12 Reduced (Half-Fare) $0.95 $1 Mobility Base (One-Way) $3.80 $4 Mobility Pass $122 $128 The FY 2013 budget also included a “steady state” level of current bus and rail services …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
All MARTA buses will have cameras by June 2013.
Security cameras were installed on seven MARTA buses this week as part of the agency's effort to prevent crime on public transportation. The MARTA board of directors approved the $17 million project in 2011 and all buses are expected to have cameras installed by June 2013. The installations this week are part of a pilot program to test out the technology. Each bus will have 11 cameras — three outside and eight inside. The cameras capture real-time audio and video that feeds into a 17-inch monitor behind the driver for riders to use. “MARTA is dedicated to ensuring that all reasonable measures are taken to secure the safety of customers and employees,” MARTA Police Chief Wanda Dunham said in a statement. “We are confident that this …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Fewer than 15% of Tucker’s MARTA bus stops are regularly maintained.
If you’ve never noticed the line of litter along Lawrenceville Highway at the bend with Hugh Howell road, you’re not paying attention. Or you’re living under the railway bridge. But that’s a different story. That strip of roadway by the MARTA bus stop has been an on-going eye-sore for years now, with people pointing fingers trying to figure out who’s responsible for picking up the garbage. Tucker Civic Association’s Parks and Green Space co-chair, Beth White Ganga, decided to do something about it, and, along with her fellow green space committee members, has managed to pick up 550 pounds of trash and recycling over the past six months since adopting the bus stop. But the garbage keeps coming. “This particular location has so much trash …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The week's top headlines for Oct. 24-28, 2011
Reed Says Occupy Atlanta Got More Radical, Forced His Hand. Protestors Briefly Take Over MLK Site In Old Fourth Ward. Plane Crash Still Under Investigation. Police Arrest, Charge Austell Man In Assault Case. Avondale Estates Hosts Candidate Forum. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Smyrna's Election Season Turns Violent. Police Major: 'I Don't Want People Living In Fear' MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Safety Tips For Trick Or Treaters.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The day's top headlines for Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Atlanta Police Clear Woodruff Park, Arrest 53 Occupy Atlanta Protestors. MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Robbery Suspect Shot By Police. Avondale Estates Candidate Forum. Secret Service Makes Arrests In Counterfeiting Ring. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Sandy Springs City Councilor: Support Transportation Referendum. Adrean: No Plan B For Transportation.
Monday, October 24, 2011
The day's top headlines for Monday, October 24, 2011
Bad Loans Outside DeKalb Brought Down Decatur First, Bank Chairman Says. Final Clifton Corridor Meeting On Tuesday. Stone Mountain Sorority Hosts Domestic Violence Vigil. Buckhead Traditions Celebrated At Party In The Pasture. Woodland Elementary Celebrates 40 Years. Southwest Atlanta Schoolchildren Shine In Community Parade. Photos Of The Dunwoody Music Festival. Little 5 Points Celebrates Halloween. Taste Of Atlanta Hits Midtown. Boy Scouts Host Pumpkin Patch At Briarcliff United Methodist.
Friday, September 30, 2011
The day's top headlines for Friday, September 30, 2011.
MARTA Fare Increases Coming On Sunday. Reader Poll: What Do You Think About MARTA's Fare Increase? Superintendent Visits Museum School. Marine From Tucker Killed In Afghanistan. I-85 Express Toll Lanes Set To Open. Uncrating Picasso At The High. Kaleidoscope Bistro And Pub Readies To Defend Best Burger Title.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Two DeKalb School Board Members Oppose Superintendent Nominee. Patch Asks: What Do You Think Of The Quality Of Education in DeKalb Schools? Two Injured When Car Hits APS Bus. Fulton School Board Votes Thursday On Realignment. Dunwoody Moves To Buy 24 Acres In The Heart Of Georgetown. Why Bill Kennedy Way Is Hazardous To Cyclists. MARTA's $700 Million Corridor Moves Closer To The Ballot. Farewell To Ernie Johnson Sr.