Leaders of metro Atlanta's public transit system have approved a plan to crack down on riders who bother other passengers by begging, listening to loud music and being unruly. They are also considering running more frequent trains during rush hours.
Officials with the Atlanta area's public transit system are studying the idea of expanding the service further north into the metro area's sprawling northern suburbs. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will hold a public meeting about the concept on Sept. 26 at Alpharetta City Hall.
Fares for the Atlanta transit system, MARTA, will increase this weekend. Recent budget cuts have caused service changes and several routes to be combined. Transit all over Georgia is suffering from a severe lack of funds and an ailing state economy officials say.