Car sharing in Atlanta

3 Car Sharing Programs in Atlanta to Know About

Don't have a car? No problem. Car sharing is one way to drive without the costs of insurance and maintenance, especially if you only need a car on occasion. In Atlanta, there are currently several options for improving or expanding your car commute options. See below to explore hourly, daily, weekly and monthly rental opportunities around … Continue reading 3 Car Sharing Programs in Atlanta to Know About

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7 Safest Atlanta Neighborhoods Near MARTA Stations

Atlanta neighborhoods aren't equal when it comes to crime. If you're planning to buy a home or looking for place to rent, knowing which areas are safer than others can help you narrow down your choices. See below to explore Atlanta's safest neighborhoods that are also convenient to MARTA stations for greater peace of mind at home and … Continue reading 7 Safest Atlanta Neighborhoods Near MARTA Stations

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Top 5 MARTA Stations for Live Music

If you love live music, then you'll love these MARTA stations. See the list below for the top music venues near transit in Atlanta for a night out. Note that rail service ends just after 1 a.m., so plan to be back at MARTA in enough time or use an alternate way home.  5. Decatur Although … Continue reading Top 5 MARTA Stations for Live Music

Buckhead MARTA Station

Safest MARTA Stations in 2015

Great news. MARTA is safer than you think, and many stations in the system are nearly crime-free. See below for the safest stations in 2015 along with the number of crimes reported. Larceny, or theft of personal items, was the biggest problem across the transit system, so always keep a watch on your belongings and report … Continue reading Safest MARTA Stations in 2015

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MARTA Back-to-School Guide for College Students

College season is back again, and Atlanta is full of schools and students heading back to the books. For those taking MARTA, here's a guide to all you need to know about navigating to class and getting basic supplies (and having some fun) without a car. Keep in mind that MARTA is also bike-friendly, so bring your … Continue reading MARTA Back-to-School Guide for College Students

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Atlanta transit routes we needed yesterday (and had yesteryear)

MARTA train problems this week meant calling for an Uber driver for the ride to work. Keith arrived in a Toyota Prius, just three weeks in Atlanta after moving from Chicago, the mecca of city transit. "Traffic here is worse than Chicago even though there are less people. There aren't enough transit options," he said. … Continue reading Atlanta transit routes we needed yesterday (and had yesteryear)

Oakland Cemetery with MARTA and skyline

5 MARTA Stations for History Buffs

Founded in 1837 as Terminus and later renamed Atlanta in 1856, the city has a varied and somewhat hidden history after Civil War destruction, a massive fire in 1917, lots of street name changes and ongoing replacement of historic buildings with modern versions or parking lots. Despite all the changes, there is still a history … Continue reading 5 MARTA Stations for History Buffs

Inside the Five Points MARTA station

5 Most Dangerous MARTA Stations in 2015

Although MARTA is one of the safest transit systems in the United States, crime still happens. It's always good to be aware of your surroundings and know where you might need to use more caution. For guidance, MARTA crime data is now up for fiscal year 2015. See the list below of stations that came out on … Continue reading 5 Most Dangerous MARTA Stations in 2015

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Top 5 Hotels in Midtown Atlanta Near MARTA

Midtown Atlanta has many hotels near MARTA that provide easy access to attractions, restaurants, nightlife and office buildings, making it a great choice for tourists and business travelers alike. Plus, all trains that depart the airport travel to Midtown in about 20 minutes, so the area is very easy to get to without a car. Midtown also provides … Continue reading Top 5 Hotels in Midtown Atlanta Near MARTA

Atlanta Airport Travel Times on MARTA

The Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is known for being busy, but on the plus side, it was voted the best U.S. airport with a rail connection, making Atlanta's airport a convenient MARTA destination (and there's no risk of getting stuck in traffic). So if you're planning on taking the train to the airport soon, check the average commute times … Continue reading Atlanta Airport Travel Times on MARTA

Why MARTA’s Lack of Expansion Isn’t as Bad as You Think

Many people lament the fact that MARTA has more or less been stunted since it was first built. Atlanta has had 48 miles of track and 38 stations since North Springs opened in December of 2000. Compare that to San Francisco's 107 miles or Washington D.C.'s 117 miles, not to mention Chicago and New York City, … Continue reading Why MARTA’s Lack of Expansion Isn’t as Bad as You Think

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Tips for Taking MARTA to the Inman Park Festival

One of Atlanta's largest festivals, the Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes takes place the last weekend in April in the historic Inman Park neighborhood. Several streets are closed to make room for the sprawling artist markets, multiple live music stages and the Saturday parade. MARTA is a great option for getting to the … Continue reading Tips for Taking MARTA to the Inman Park Festival

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The MARTA Station in the Middle of Atlanta’s Next Hot Spot

The Civic Center MARTA station has always been a bit revolutionary. Built both underground and above a highway, its perch in downtown Atlanta is unique in the world. Outside the station you'll find both old and new construction, including Twelve Centennial Park (one of the tallest luxury high-rises in the city), the 1898 Basilica of the Sacred … Continue reading The MARTA Station in the Middle of Atlanta’s Next Hot Spot

Buckhead skyline

Top 5 Hotels in Buckhead Near MARTA

Buckhead, with its old money, shopping malls and business district, is a popular destination for tourists and business travelers. Many hotels in the area are a short walk away from either the Buckhead or Lenox MARTA stations, making Buckhead a good option for transit-friendly hotels that provide a short train ride to city attractions. If … Continue reading Top 5 Hotels in Buckhead Near MARTA

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Top 10 Hotels in Downtown Atlanta Near MARTA

Visiting Atlanta for work or pleasure? Many of the hotels in downtown Atlanta are near MARTA train stations, which makes it easy to take transit from the airport or walk from one of the many hotels to the rail line. Explore the list below of the highest-rated hotels near MARTA if you're looking for an … Continue reading Top 10 Hotels in Downtown Atlanta Near MARTA

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Start riding the bus: 3 tips for MARTA commuters

People generally like trains. And streetcars. Perhaps trolleys, too. But the bus? Starting in high school, the bus is something to be avoided. They weren't cool then, and they aren't very cool now despite the fact that some routes provide easy and convenient service to a variety of destinations. On top of the perceived lack of cool, there's also … Continue reading Start riding the bus: 3 tips for MARTA commuters

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5 Developments Near MARTA Stations to Watch

Construction is booming in Atlanta. Almost everywhere you look a new building is rising from the ground, many of which are near MARTA stations. (A good thing, as traffic seems to be getting worse every day.) Read on to explore five of the more interesting transit-accessible developments underway that will provide new options in how we live, work and play. … Continue reading 5 Developments Near MARTA Stations to Watch

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5 Atlanta Transit Wins in 2014

For the first time in a few years, Atlanta has some celebrating to do in regard to public transit. And it isn't just MARTA getting a little smarter. Here are the top five new developments in 2014 to toast. 1. Increased MARTA Frequency As of May 19, frequency of trains increased to every 10 minutes from … Continue reading 5 Atlanta Transit Wins in 2014