Transit Options for Essential Employees

Due to impacts related to COVID-19, public transportation services are being reduced in and around Downtown Atlanta to protect the health of workers and passengers. Please limit all travel on public transportation to essential trips only.


Service Update (5/8/2020):

  • Bus: MARTA is implementing an Essential Services plan that reduces the number of bus routes and allows for a doubling of service on the busiest, most critical routes. Beginning Monday, April 20, MARTA will run 41 bus routes and one new circulator service that provide transportation to 17 hospitals, 22 urgent care centers, 85 grocery stores and 16 job centers/industrial hubs. Buses will be added to the 34 busiest routes.
    • All other bus routes will be suspended
    • Fare collection has been suspended on all buses. Riders will enter and exit using the rea doors only except for customers who require the accessibility ramp
  • Rail: MARTA rail service will begin at 5 am and operate on a Sunday schedule with trains arriving approximately every 20 minutes. Fares are still being collected at rail stations. The Mercedes-Benz/State Farm Arena/GWCC Station is closed and trains will not stop there.
  • Streetcar: Streetcar service will run on a Sunday schedule for weekday and weekend service.

Read MARTA’s announcement here.

SRTA Xpress

Service Update (4/13/2020):

Beginning on April 13, the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) will be operating on a reduced schedule on most bus routes and suspending fare collection. Walk up services for Xpress have been suspended.

Read Xpress’ announcement here.

Gwinnett County Transit

Service update (5/15/2020):

Beginning on June 1, Gwinnett County Transit will resume commuter express bus routes to Downtown on a reduced schedule. GCT will continue to suspend fare box collection until further notice. Gwinnett County Transit encourages riders to follow CDC guidelines and wear a face mak while on the bus. To continue practicing social distancing, only 14 passengers will be permitted on a commuter bus at a time.

Read Gwinnett County Transit’s announcement here.


Service update (4/15/2020):

Beginning on April 15, CobbLinc will temporarily suspend operation of Routes 101 and 102. Operation of Route 100 will continue with a reduced schedule that has been modified to serve Marietta Transfer Center for passengers who would normally use Route 101. Route 102 passengers may consider driving to Busbee Park-and-Ride lot to acess Route 100 Express Service. Route 100 will operate fare free.

Read CobbLinc’s announcement here.


Need to make an essential trip via bike? Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is offering free online city cycling classes to help you reach important destinations like the grocery store, pharmacy, and healthcare providers. When biking, please continue to practice social distancing and do not ride in groups.

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is partnering with SoPo Bicycle Cooperative to connect Atlantans who have a ready-to-ride bicycle to Atlantans who need one. Visit ABC's website to learn more about the Bike Match Atlanta program, running from April 20 to May 31, 2020.


Maintain business continuity with telework assistance from CAP’s Downtown Connects team. Check out this Quick Start Telework Guide and find more information on our Team Building in the Time of Telework page.