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'A Buck is Fare'

Effective January 1, 2016, passengers are required to show proof of proper fare payment to ride the Atlanta Streetcar. The adult one-way trip fare is $1.00. An adult one-day pass is $3.00. 

Two children up to 46″ tall can travel at no cost with a paid adult. Each additional child must pay the adult fare.

Riders will be able to purchase Streetcar passes at all 12 stops using credit/debit cards and stored value on a Breeze Card.

Separate vending machines accept cash for ticket purchases at four stops:
• King Historic District
• Centennial Olympic Park
• Woodruff Park
• Park Place

Fare Enforcement Officers, accompanied by APD Officers will implement random inspection of riders’ proof of payment to ensure that all riders have paid applicable fare.

Tickets issued by the vending machines serve as each rider’s Proof of Payment. Please have the ticket available to show officers, when asked.

Citations, with fines up to $100.00, may be given for Atlanta Streetcar fare evaders/violators.

Atlanta Streetcar hours of operation are:

Monday  - Thursday:  6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday:                      6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m
Saturday:                  8:30 a.m -  1:00 a.m
Sunday:                    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

The Atlanta Streetcars run approximately every 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the ridership demand and traffic conditions.

The 12 Streetcar stops are:
• Carnegie at Spring
• Peachtree Center
• Woodruff Park
• Auburn at Piedmont
• Dobbs Plaza
• King Historic District
• Edgewood at Hilliard
• Sweet Auburn Market
• Hurt Park
• Park Place
• Luckie at Cone
• Centennial Olympic Park

Rules of the Rails

To help ensure an enjoyable experience for all Atlanta Streetcar passengers, please adhere to the Rules of the Rails.

While riding the Atlanta Streetcar, DO NOT:

1) Evade payment of fare for transportation services.
2) Spit, defecate, or urinate.
3) Discard litter, except into litter receptacles.
4) Smoke tobacco in any form.
5) Eat or drink.
6) Play loud music.
7) Carry or possess any explosives, acids, or other dangerous articles.
8) Transport live animals, except for: a guide or service dog, or small pets confined to locked pet carriers.
9) Obstruct, hinder, or interfere with Streetcar operations, its operator, or passengers.
10) Use emergency exit unnecessarily.
11) Enter the operator's cab.
12) Solicit or sell goods or services for a fee without approval from the City of Atlanta.
13) Damage, remove or destroy any Streetcar advertisements, security signs, or notices.
14) Interfere with the operation of the Streetcar, stop platform, or any ticket vending machine.
15) Remain at a stop platform for more than two hours.

Click here: https://www.municode.com/Api/CD/Ordinances/10376/746050?forceDownload=true to download a copy of Atlanta City Ordinance 15-0-1517, including a complete list of Atlanta Streetcar regulations and penalties for failure to comply.

Overview of the Atlanta Streetcar Project

The modern streetcar transit system has been developed through the collaborative public private partnership between the City of Atlanta (COA), the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

The purpose of the Atlanta Streetcar project is to provide an integrated multi-modal, high-quality transit network that links communities, improves mobility by enhancing transit access and options, supports projected growth, promotes economic development and encourages strategies to develop livable communities.

On October 15, 2010, the City of Atlanta received notice of a pending federal funding award of approximately $47.6 million to fund the East-West route of the Atlanta Streetcar. The total cost of the project is $69.2 million with capital match contributions from the City of Atlanta $15.6 million and ADID $6 million as part of a total contribution from ADID of $20 million over 20 years.

Benefits of the Atlanta Streetcar Project

The Atlanta Streetcar provides missing circulation and direct connectivity to the existing transit services coming into Midtown and Downtown, as well as future commuter rail, regional light rail, including the Atlanta BeltLine, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail services.

  • It provides enhanced mobility to transit-dependent populations.
  • Compared with other transportation projects, implementation can move forward quickly as soon as funding is awarded, resulting in immediate job creation and economic benefits.
  • As experienced in other cities nationwide, the permanency of rail tracks has been shown to spur economic development:
    • In Portland the streetcar catalyzed 140 real estate projects worth $3.5 billion; following its construction, property values increased by approximately 50 percent.
    • In Seattle a $51 million streetcar project (capital cost) led to 3.3 million SF of development.
  • Attractive, convenient service has increased transit ridership, foot traffic and customers for businesses near Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia State University, the Civic Center, the Arts Center, Edgewood and Auburn Avenue, and the Peachtree corridor.
Project Characteristics:
  • East-West route = 2.7 track miles with 12 stops/stations (in design)
  • Electric streetcar vehicle
  • Shared with other traffic, on-street lanes
  • Overhead power system (single trolley wire)
  • 15-minute frequency (average)
  • Operational costs to be covered by fare box revenue, advertising, ADID, Atlanta car rental and hotel motel tax and federal funds
Last updated: 1/25/2016 4:02:07 PM