April 21, 2023


ATLANTA _ The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will offer Uber and Lyft trips through its MARTAConnect Program to customers of Route 183 along Niskey Lake Road who are impacted by the upcoming bus service suspension.

On Saturday, April 22, MARTA will temporarily suspend service on Niskey Lake Road north of Campbellton Road after a safety investigation concluded the road was too narrow for buses to operate safely. MARTA recorded three bus collisions in 2022 along that stretch of road and heard from customers and drivers about other close calls. There were other concerns noted including vehicles parked along the road, construction vehicles, and heavy traffic from Bunche Middle School. 

Beginning this Saturday, April 22 at 5:30 a.m., impacted customers may scan the QR code provided on signs at the Barge Road Park & Ride and at affected bus stops, and on notices delivered to their homes to access MARTAConnect for trips to and from the Barge Road Park & Ride and the Niskey Lake Loop. MARTAConnect will be available from 5:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 5:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and can be used for two trips per day.

MARTA has notified the City of Atlanta about the service suspension and recommended several options to accommodate safe passage of buses along Niskey Lake Road including:

  • Widening the existing Niskey Lake Road right-of-way of 20 feet to 24 feet
  • Providing pull off areas along the alignment
  • Removing any near curb signs, utility poles, or items near to the vehicle envelope
  • Installing flashing beacons that alert drivers to oncoming large vehicles
  • One-way directional pairing of Niskey Lake Road and County Line Road
  • Restricting on street parking for all vehicles, including construction vehicles

Stay connected with MARTA:

Website - MARTA (itsmarta.com)

Twitter - @MARTAservice @MARTAtransit

On the Go app - MARTA (itsmarta.com)

Customer Care Center - 404-848-5000


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