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MARTA Army helping first-time users in wake of I-85 collapse, featured in Atlanta magazine

The cover of "The Connector" in "Atlanta" magazine featuring the MARTA Army. (Courtesy: "Atlanta" magazine)

The grassroots group organized by Georgia Tech students to improve the transit experience for metro Atlanta deployed at the beginning of the work week to help first-time riders navigate the system. The MARTA Army positioned volunteers at nine MARTA train stations to help people opting to ride public transit for the first time after a section of Interstate 85 collapsed March 30.

Monday, April 3, 2017

WATCH: MARTA Army crowdfunding trash cans at East Point bus stops

Screen shot of Ph.D. student Simon Berrebi's interview with WSB-TV in Atlanta about his group's effort to crowdfund trash cans for East Point bus stops.

MARTA advocacy group MARTA Army has reached a deal with the City of East Point to provide trash cans around MARTA bus stops to fight a growing litter problem. And they’re doing it with a crowdfunding campaign.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Watkins to AJC: MARTA expansion vote will have huge effect on Atlanta

A MARTA train in the Edgewood-Candler Park transit station.

The Atlanta City Council voted June 20 to ask residents whether they want to pay an additional half-penny sales tax starting in 2017 to fund transit expansion in the city. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Kari Watkins told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution what residents decide will play a significant role in how the city evolves and the kinds of people who will want to live in Atlanta.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

AUDIO: Grad students start MARTA Army to improve Atlanta mass transit

A new grassroots organization called the MARTA Army has begun operations with the goal of improving the public transit experience in Atlanta. The group is the brainchild of some School of Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students, who talked about their plans on WABE's Closer Look Sept. 29.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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