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MARTA, AT&T add 750 parking spots to alleviate I-85 traffic

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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is joining AT&T to add an additional 750 new parking spots at three high traffic stations. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is joining AT&T to add an additional 750 new parking spots at three high traffic stations.
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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is joining AT&T to add an additional 750 new parking spots at three high traffic stations.

Since the collapse of the I-85 bridge, MARTA has been working with businesses and organizations to help alleviate the pressure that diverted traffic has put on the area.

"In the wake of the I-85 bridge collapse, many of our parking lots reached capacity by 7:30 a.m. or even earlier in some instances,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Keith T. Parker. “In addition to the 750 spaces added by AT&T, we previously opened more than 1,600 spaces.”

Additional parking attendees have been hired to manage the facilities, and the MARTA Police Department has increased its presence around the extended parking lots and decks.

“We hope that this additional parking space at MARTA stations will encourage local travelers to utilize our city’s convenient and time-saving public transportation options,” said Bill Leahy, president of AT&T Georgia.

Here's a list of where the parking spots will be:

ADDITIONAL AT&T PARKING SPACES:

  • North Springs                                    400 additional parking spaces
  • Doraville                                            100 additional parking spaces
  • College Park                                      250 additional parking spaces

Previously AddED Parking Spaces:

  • Chamblee                                           275 additional parking spaces
  • King Memorial                                   400 additional parking spaces
  • Brookhaven/Oglethorpe                     175 additional parking spaces
  • Kensington                                         385 additional parking spaces
  • East Point                                          168 additional parking spaces
  • Sandy Springs                                    250 additional parking spaces

Underutilized MARTA parking lots and decks

  • Lenox Station Garage
  • Lindbergh Center: Garson and City Center Decks
  • Lakewood/Ft. McPherson Station: East Lots
  • Park and ride lots: Barge Road, Mansell Road, South Fulton (Union City) and Windward Parkway

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