Riders who violate the policy could be suspended from using MARTA for up to a year or potentially face a permanent ban. The policy goes into effect Nov. 9.
“Moving forward, MARTA will no longer tolerate bad behavior on our system,” said Frederick L. Daniels, Jr., Chairman of the MARTA Board, during a press conference this afternoon. “We are asking the community, elected officials and customers to join us in raising the bar and reinforcing the expectation that everyone deserves a safe, efficient and enjoyable ride on MARTA.”
Keith T. Parker, MARTA’s GM/CEO, said the policy – along with a more robust police presence, new vehicle security cameras and a mobile phone app to report problems – will make MARTA more attractive and help customers feel more comfortable.
“You should have the freedom to sit quietly and enjoy a peaceful ride on MARTA,” Parker explained. “ ‘Ride With Respect’ reaffirms our commitment to our customers and employees by curtailing undesirable behavior on our system.”