MARTA has ordered 88 buses that will replace older vehicles that have reached the end of their useful life and are being retired. Manufactured by New Flyer, MARTA’s bus complement includes eight, 30-foot buses and 80, 40-foot buses, all powered by cleaner-burning compressed natural gas (CNG).
The 88 buses are part of an order for a total of 265 new buses over the next three years.
Among the standard features on the new buses are: -interior LED lights that are brighter than conventional lamps but use less energy - ergonomic seating - larger window openings - increased headroom at the wider rear exit door - and air conditioning with automatic climate controls.
Like MARTA’s existing bus fleet, the newer vehicles are also outfitted with surveillance camera systems capable of recording activity on the vehicles’ interior and exterior.
Take a look at the photos and compare it to the 1953 public bus, we would have used 60 years ago.