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Chris Tomlinson Talks about The ATL on NPR

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Chris Tomlinson Talks about The ATL on NPR

Chris Tomlinson had a chance to discuss regional transit funding and the governance bill (House Bill 930), which creates a new regional transit authority known as The ATL, on the WABE program, A Closer Look with Rose Scott. Joining Chris was Doug Hooker, Executive Director of the Atlanta Regional Commission. The program aired on April 26. To view behind the scenes video captured of the interview, watch below.

Xpress Unveils New Operations and Maintenance Facility

The time has finally come!

We unveiled our new Xpress South Operations & Maintenance Facility at our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! After years of hard work, this 38,000 square foot facility is now open and comes equip with tons of operational space for our growing bus fleet. This brand new facility also features sustainability and energy-efficient upgrades as well as state-of-the-art offices and meeting spaces.

View this exciting moment in Xpress history below:

Change Is Good!

September was a big month for Xpress.  We’ve been announcing and planning for a while, but service changes were finally implemented last month.  Change isn’t always fun, but it is necessary for Xpress as we attempt to improve our service and adapt to the needs of our riders.  As our riders become accustomed to the new modifications, we hope access to benefits like extra buses, expanded hours, simplified routes and a more streamlined fare collection method during afternoon commutes will help the process.

Inevitable hiccups have occurred since the changes were introduced, but we’ve tried to keep the transition as smooth as possible.  Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to each of the Xpress riders that have been patient with us.  As we all continue to adjust, here are a few ways that we found work best to familiarize our riders with the recent changes.

 

Visit us online

The www.xpressga.com site has a comprehensive listing of all the new schedules and routes along with service alerts.  Riders are encouraged to update themselves on travel information before their scheduled commute to remain one step ahead.

Sign up for the app

The latest version of the Xpress app is available to be downloaded in the app store.  Xpress riders can access an existing account or create a new one. Upon logging in, there are sign-up options for route and stop-specific alerts related to detour or delay notifications.  

Follow us on social media

Xpress regularly interacts with our riders on Twitter and Facebook. Riders can monitor the feeds for important updates and FAQs while in transit and are welcome to join in on the conversation!

 

By following these simple tips, our riders should be prepped and ready each morning before their commute. Can you think of anything we may have missed or have some transit tips of your own? Let us know so we can share them with the rest of our followers!

Labor Day Weekend: September 2-7, 2016

It’s going to be an extremely busy weekend in Atlanta for Labor Day Weekend. This Thursday and Friday, we are expecting an increased traffic volume during the afternoon commutes.
Although we will make every effort to adhere to regularly scheduled times, please anticipate potential delays. Please check Twitter.com/XpressGa to follow Twitter for updates or sign up for the myXpress app to get service alerts. Learn more about Labor Day Festivities:

Dragon Con
9/4-7
Fantasy and sci-fi geeks take over downtown Atlanta each year at Dragon Con. And the multimedia pop culture convention isn’t just for gamers—it also celebrates art, comics, music, and film.

AJC Decatur Book Festival
9/4-5
The 10th annual festival has book signings, readings, and lectures by more than 600 authors, including keynote speakers Erica Jong and Roxane Gay.

Art in the Park
9/5-7
A Marietta tradition since the mid-1980s, this free event features a chalk art display, artist’s market, and a children’s art alley.

Black Gay Pride
9/2-7
Expect dancing, karaoke, block parties, film screenings, poetry slams, and more at this weeklong event.

Fireworks at Stone Mountain
9/4-6

Stone Mountain Park puts on a special laser-and-fireworks show dedicated to “everyday working heroes” every night of the weekend.

Georgia Aquarium
9/5-7
The world’s largest aquarium is open during special hours for Labor Day weekend, so you can watch sea creatures swim by until 11:00 p.m.

Sky High Balloon Festival
9/4-6
Hop in the basket for a ride (or check out the evening “balloon glow”) at Callaway Gardens.

The Atlanta Weekender
9/3-6
Lovers of soul, house, and Afrobeat music flock to this 4th annual DJ festival in the Old Fourth Ward.

House in the Park
9/6
Head to the Grant Park pavilions for this free dance party with live DJs.

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
9/5
The Auburn Tigers face the Louisville Cardinals at the Georgia Dome.

Big Peach Sizzler 10K
9/7
This year’s race is dedicated to raising awareness about cystic fibrosis. Be sure to pace yourself—there’s a party at the end.

Midtown Restaurant Week
9/5-13
Find special dining deals at spots like Bantam and Biddy, Bellwoods Social House, Cooks and Soldiers, Community Smith, The Pig and the Pearl, Ecco, and more.

Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day
9/6
Come for the mouth-watering food, stay for the music acts (including 1990s hit reggae performer Maxi Priest).

Beer and Whiskey Fest
9/6
The charity event benefiting the PATH Foundation features premium booze and live tunes.

Atlanta has earned a Super Bowl

We are all very excited about the news that Atlanta has secured the 2019 Super Bowl in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. NFL owners voted last month on the hosting site and Atlanta won. This will be the third Super Bowl played in Atlanta and the first since 2000.

“I’m thrilled for Atlanta, thrilled for our bid team, thrilled for all the political leaders who have supported us along the way with a difficult (stadium) project in downtown Atlanta,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said.

We will continue to bring you the latest Atlanta news and updates. Read more.

Pay-as-you-exit to get out of town faster

This September 6, Xpress is getting more convenient.  We are implementing a new fare collection method on our routes (NOTE: this change does not apply to Route 408). Customers will pay for their trip in the afternoons before exiting the bus at the park-and-ride lots. Why? This change allows you to board the bus faster in the afternoon and keep the buses from getting delayed along their routes.

Customers will still pay with the same method as they do currently (i.e. tap Breeze card, pay cash, use fare product); you will just make your payment as you exit the coach.

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