Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

Status: Coming Soon! Groundbreaking Summer 2023. Service begins Summer 2025.  

Join us for the groundbreaking at 11 a.m. this Thursday, June 15, 2023. Learn more and register here.  

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Project Overview

Construction on MARTA’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line formally begins in Summer 2023, following preliminary utility work that began in 2022. Revenue service begins in Summer 2025.  

The 5-mile roundtrip route will connect Downtown Atlanta to the Capitol Gateway, Summerhill, Peoplestown, and the Atlanta BeltLine with fast, frequent premium transit service. Connections to MARTA’s heavy rail system will be provided at Five Points, Georgia State, and Garnett stations.  

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Summerhill BRT features: 

  • 14 new stations with level boarding, real-time arrival information, and off-board fare collection so you can pay before you board.  
  • Brand-new electric buses 
  • Trips every 10 to 12 minutes during peak hours
  • Total travel time from Five Points south to Carver will be 12 to 15 minutes
  • 85% dedicated bus lanes with transit signal priority so you sail past traffic 

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The Summerhill BRT line is funded through a Federal TIGER Grant and the More MARTA program with the City of Atlanta. Planning and design work took place between Spring 2019 and Summer 2022. Construction is expected during 2023 and 2024 with revenue service beginning in Summer 2025. 

MARTA is currently developing a robust community engagement plan to keep residents in the surrounding communities informed about construction impacts. Stay tuned for more updates on this page and please sign up for email updates using the link below.  

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Public engagement on the planning and design for this project has been taking place since 2019. Please see the materials below for a variety of presentations and other project information. If there’s something specific you’re looking for, please contact the project manager listed below.  

Project information: 

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MARTA Project Manager Greg Holder

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This material is based upon work supported by the USDOT under FTA FY 2017 TIGER Grant No. GA 2020-022-00. Any opinion, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the USDOT.