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Fares: Get in your zone!

When you’re charting out your new Xpress commute, you’ll need to determine which zone your route is in: routes traveling shorter distances require Green Zone fares, while longer routes require Blue Zone fares.

After you find your route’s zone, head over to Fares 101 to learn more about your trip’s fare price.

 

Routes and Zones

More questions about your new commute? Check out our New Rider posts, find your route, and learn about using the park-and-ride lots. Or, post your questions here!

Fares 101

Starting a new commute can be a little daunting at first, especially when there’s so many options and so much information to digest–but we promise, finding your fare and buying passes is pretty easy. Here’s a quick guide to some our most frequently asked fare questions. Still stuck? Post your questions below!

I want to take Xpress. How do I buy a pass?

On the coach, you can pay exact cash or use cash value stored on a Breeze card. You can use this Pass Order Form to mail or fax your order, or click here to purchase single ride, 10-ride, or 31-day passes. You can use cash, check, money order, or credit card at the Xpress pass sales window in Georgia Regional Transportation Authority’s office, which is open Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm:

Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA)
245 Peachtree Center Avenue
Marquis One Tower, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303-1426

How much does it cost?

Fare chart

*I ride a route operated by Gwinnett County Transit (GCT) or Cobb Community Transit (CCT). Can I use Xpress passes?

  • Xpress passes are only valid on Xpress-operated routes–they are not valid on CCT and GCT routes. Visit GCT and CCT to find out more about their routes.

Can I transfer between MARTA and Xpress?

  • Yes. If you use your Breeze card to board Xpress, you will be able to board MARTA for free for up to two hours.

What discounts are available?

  • Children who are no taller than the fare box and who are 6 years or younger may ride for free if they are riding on the lap of his or her parent or guardian. Carriers must be stored in the undercarriage storage bins.
  • All riders 65 years of age and older, Medicare card holders, and persons with disabilities are eligible for half-price fares on routes operating during off-peak hours (10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. and after 6:30 p.m.).

For more information, check out XpressGa.com’s fare information page, or call customer service at 404-463-GRTA (4782)—or, post your questions and comments here!

Employees’ commutes: Commute alternative employee survey

Improving employee’s access to easier commutes is one of the easiest ways to improve company-wide job satisfaction. How do you start that process? Start with the Kickoff Letter, and then use this Kickoff Survey to continue gathering crucial information about your employee’s commute patterns.

Download the Kickoff Survey.

We want to hear about your company’s experiences with commute alternatives! Suggestions? Questions? Post them here.

Starting a commute alternatives program: Gathering data

Helping employees and co-workers understand their alternative commute options can be overwhelming. Where to start?

We’ve found that one of the most helpful steps in getting employees out of their cars is to identify which employees are currently using commute alternatives or are open to the idea of exploring commute options.

Armed with this information you’ll:

  1. Get a sense of the scale and scope of your initiative.
  2. Identify transit-taking employees who will be eager to help you spread the word by providing testimonials and becoming a peer teacher.
  3. Develop a targeted list of employees that are open (and probably eager!) to trying out something new if it’ll get them out of traffic. By providing these co-workers with information specific to their commute, you can achieve some easy, early wins for your program.
  4. Ascertain persuasive and supportive data about the program to present to your management team.
  5. Build an accurate baseline measurement from which you can measure your program’s success.

To assist you in collecting these crucial data points, we’ve created some templates to get you started. First is a kick-off letter that can be emailed or delivered to all staff. The letter announces that your company wants to help its employees find relief from the mental and financial toll of their commutes and also prepares employees to take a short survey about their openness to commute alternatives.

We’re looking forward to hearing all your stories about getting employees onboard with alternative commutes, and what you learn along the way!

Yes, bring your bike!

Xpress riders tend to be a healthy bunch. We choose to do our part to reduce congestion, improve air quality, and make our own lives a little less stressful. So it makes sense that one of Xpress‘s most popular amenities is the all-important bike rack.

Most Xpress coaches have a bike rack in the front, and if you’ve never used a bus bike rack before, don’t be afraid! It’s easy, and you can just let the bus driver know you’re a newbie and they’ll happily show you how it all works. You’re responsible for loading the bike onto the coach, but the driver will walk you through the process.

And, if your coach doesn’t have a bike rack or if it’s full, the driver can open the undercarriage compartment. Your bike will be safely stowed either way.

While we do everything we can to ensure the safety of your bike while you ride with us, GRTA/Xpress is not responsible for damage to your bicycle.

Looking for a good lunchtime ride?Bicycle

A partnership with the City of Atlanta, the PATH Foundation, and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., is bringing Midtown a two-way separated bike-only lane or “cycle track” on 10th Street between Piedmont and Monroe Avenues. The cycle track construction is part of a $2.5 million investment in Atlanta bicycling projects and will help connect Midtown to the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, creating six continuous miles of connected bike paths.