GRTA Xpress

Xpress
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Parent Georgia Regional Transportation Authority
Headquarters 316 Cash Memorial Blvd, Forest Park, GA
Service area Metro Atlanta, GA
Service type express bus service
Routes 34
Operator Professional Transit Management, American Coach, Cobb Community Transit, Gwinnett County Transit
Website www.xpressga.com

Xpress is a regional commuter coach service operated as a partnership between the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) and Clayton, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale counties. As of 2015, 34 Xpress routes are in operation. Operators of Xpress are contracted through Professional Transit Management and American Coach. In Cobb and Gwinnett Counties Cobb Community Transit or Gwinnett County Transit provide Xpress service in addition to their own express services. Service hours are from roughly 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m weekdays, with most service being rush hours only.

Routes[edit]

A GRTA Xpress in Cobb County

* Route is operated by, and as a part of, Gwinnett County Transit
** Route is operated by, and as a part of, Cobb Community Transit
*** Route is operated by, and as a part of, Cherokee Area Transportation System (CATS)
**** Route is operated by American Coach

Fares[edit]

All routes excluding routes 408, 410, 412, 470, 475, 477, and 480

  • One-way: $3.00
  • Round-trip: $5.00
  • 20-ride pass: $45.00
  • 40-ride pass: $85.00
  • 31-day/Monthly Pass (activated after first use): $80.00

On off-peak runs and reverse commute runs (those heading in out of Atlanta in mornings, inbound evenings), the fare is halved to $1.50 one-way, $2.50 round-trip and $40 for a 31-day pass.

Routes 408 and 410

  • One-way: $3.00
  • 10-Ride Ticket Book: $30.00
  • Monthly Pass (unlimited rides): $100.00

Routes 412 and 418

  • One-way: $4.00
  • 10-Ride Ticket Book: $40.00
  • Monthly Pass (unlimited rides): $150.00

Routes 470, 475, 477, 480, and 481

  • One-way: $3.00
  • 20-ride pass: $47.00
  • Monthly Pass (unlimited rides): $90.00

Free transfers are available between GRTA Xpress and MARTA via a reciprocal fare agreement. Routes 408, 410, 412, 470, 475, 477, 480, and 481 DO NOT offer round-trip fares.

Future plans[edit]

Originally at full system implementation, Xpress had planned to operate 27 routes traversing 12 metro area counties. However, due to the popularity of its bus service (overcrowding on routes has become commonplace) the agency has already reached this goal. A second expansion phase is now being implemented to have 47 routes in operation by the 2013 fiscal year. These routes will connect the outlying suburbs with each other and downtown Atlanta. Though most routes go to downtown Atlanta, some routes terminate or make stops at MARTA train stations along the route.

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