With the snow and ice not expected to affect the metro until tonight and tomorrow, MARTA will operate its regular, weekday service schedule for all bus, rail and Mobility customers on Tuesday.

Customers are encouraged to visit itsmarta.com for service updates or they can download MARTA’s “On the Go” smartphone apps for real-time information about bus and train arrivals and departures.

“We’ve been making plans to prepare for bad weather and we’ll be running as much of our service as possible for as long as we can do so safely,” said MARTA CEO Keith T. Parker.

As part of its preparations, MARTA activated its 24-hour Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 11 p.m. last night at the Edgewood-Candler Park rail station. MARTA’s EOC serves as the central hub to coordinate the transit system’s internal preparedness activities with external partners including the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency and other transit providers in the metro Atlanta region.

Depending on prevailing weather and traffic conditions, MARTA will adjust its transit service schedule, as needed.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.