The population of the 4.2-square miles of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts swells daily by a couple of hundred thousand workers, shoppers, visitors and pass through traffic. Your PCIDs, MARTA, Perimeter Connects, GRTA, Georgia Department of Transportation and others are partnering to deliver daily commuters and employers a wider and more accessible array of transportation and transit options.
The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) is offering new Express Bus service from several suburban counties directly to Perimeter Center, and the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is partnering with the online hired vehicle service, Uber, to take commuters each way of that last mile.
Expanded Xpress Bus Routes
GRTA Xpress bus service is a reliable, low-cost option for commuters to major employment centers. Three new routes to Perimeter originate in Cobb, Gwinnett and Forsyth counties. There is a map of online satellite parking and pick up lots here.
MARTA Now Uber Convenient
GRTA Express and MARTA riders no longer have to walk that last mile to their specific office address, as MARTA has launched a new relationship with Uber. This first/last mile partnership offers door-to-door service for Perimeter workers. And to increase Uber sampling and sweeten the deal, Uber is offering new users their first ride free
(up to $20). Unlike cab fare, Uber fares are negotiated and paid up front, including gratuity, at rates usually significantly cheaper than a conventional cab ride. Commuters may access this deal through MARTA’s mobile app or online using the code MARTA.
FREE Wi-Fi on MARTA
Time now spent driving by the vast majority of several hundred thousand single occupancy vehicle commuters can also become more productive work time, and perhaps shorten the work day. By April 2016, most all MARTA trains and 50 of MARTA's most trafficked bus lines will offer free wi-fi
. The installation in MARTA train tunnels is currently underway. Within a year's time it is expected that wi-fi service will be available on the entire MARTA system bus and rail fleet.