MARTA launching real-time parking tracker in wake of I-85 bridge collapse

- MARTA announced Friday that it will be releasing a real-time parking tracker site in wake of the I-85 bridge collapse, and a surge in ridership.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will roll out a web-based tracking tool Monday. The new system will provide up-to-the-minute capacity updates for ten parking facilities across the MARTA rail system.

“The launch of this real-time parking platform enables riders to plan their morning commutes to our various stations that have been near or at capacity since the I-85 bridge collapse,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Keith T. Parker. “With the increase in ridership, it is imperative that we look to enhance our communications to help make everyone’s commute as worry-free as possible.”

The site will provide real-time updates Monday through Friday, 6-10 a.m. for ten of MARTA's busiest parking facilities, including North Springs, Sandy Springs and College Park.

Periodic updates will be made throughout the business day. The new MARTA parking webpage is located at www.itsmarta.com/parking and will go live Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6 a.m.

Customers can also view alerts by following live updates on Twitter and Facebook under @MARTAservice.

“We are especially excited about our partnership with Uber,” said Parker. “The company is offering a 50 percent discount off their pool fare for trips to and from MARTA stations.” 

To help ease parking congestion, MARTA strongly encourages riders to take advantage of ride sharing services, carpool, biking or use designated Kiss/Ride lanes.

MARTA buses offer free transfers at rail stations and every vehicle is equipped with a bicycle rack.

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