Atlanta, Sept 10, 2017 —— The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will suspend all bus and rail service for Monday, Sept. 11, ahead of the anticipated severe weather conditions caused by Hurricane Irma.
Due to Hurricane Irma’s projected impact in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal expanded the emergency declaration throughout the entire state of Georgia. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has opened an emergency shelter and urged residents to remain off the roadways.
“The projected impact of this approaching storm requires us to suspend all MARTA service for Monday. We will continue to coordinate with state and local officials and emergency personnel to determine our service schedule for Tuesday,” said MARTA GM/CEO Keith Parker. “Safety remains our top priority for both our customers and employees.”
MARTA customers are encouraged visit the MARTA website (www.itsmarta.com) or call customer service at 404-848-5000 for updates regarding Tuesday’s service plans.