When Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen first proposed the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority in the early 1960’s, he had a vision to connect Atlanta’s burgeoning metro communities by rail and bus. Today, only three counties have agreed to pay for it.
A coastal bus service has been growing in riders over the past year. The 10 county service operated by the Coastal Regional Commission has been in place for a year now. It was designed to connect people in rural areas with doctors, stores and other services in towns.
A private transportation company has set up shop in Clayton County after the cash-strapped government ended local bus service. Local investor, Tywanna Albro, acquired five buses and six vans and has begun operating them on a couple of C-Tran routes.