So you’ve made the leap to becoming a MARTA commuter, or are just a junkie for transportation information in Atlanta. Twitter is a great way to stay on top real-time news or alerts while on the go. Check out these five Twitter feeds to follow to stay in the know about all things MARTA (that’s #MARTA in Atlanta and not #MARTA the soccer player).

@MARTAGuide

@MARTAGuide (that’s us) is all about MARTA tips, directions, events and news, including some of the larger service alerts. Special features include Throwback Thursday photos and #AtoZMARTA on Wednesdays that feature alphabetically over 500 destinations you can get to in Atlanta on transit.

@MARTASERVICE

MARTA’s official Twitter account, @MARTASERVICE is the feed to follow for updates on service, elevator outages and the latest YouTube videos, including the new station tour series. Note that the @MARTAalerts account is not official and more or a less a copy of this feed, though many people end up following it inadvertently.

@CEOMARTA

The big man on the MARTA campus, CEO Keith Parker (@CEOMARTA), has a Twitter feed you can follow for updates straight from headquarters. Parker is a regular MARTA rider and successfully took the transit agency out of the red, which resulted in increased train frequency during peak hours (plus, he’s making WiFi happen).

@MARTATOD1

If you’re interested in how Atlanta’s urban landscape is changing, especially transit-oriented developments near MARTA, follow Amanda Rhein at @MARTATOD1. Rhein is the Senior Director of Transit Oriented Development and Real Estate at MARTA, and you can learn more about her on the Georgia Conservancy’s website via Q&A With Amanda Rhein of MARTA.

@AtlantaRegional

While not exclusively about MARTA, the official Atlanta Regional Commission Twitter account @AtlantaRegional provides an excellent feed of content on planning and transportation around the metro area. You’ll get all the latest news on urban studies, pedestrians, transit and biking.

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