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May 3: National Teacher Appreciation Day

Teachers work extremely hard to take care of our children, to teach them important skills and offer guidance when needed. On May 3, you have an opportunity to recognize the teachers in your children lives for National Teacher Appreciation Day. Here are 6 ways to show your appreciation:

1. Treat your teachers that may commute to Downtown Atlanta with a Xpress bus pass.
2. It’s spring time; you could always consider a potted plant from a nearby nursery.
3. Teachers have to be up early to make it to school, buy them a gift card or coffee beans from Starbucks.
4. Teachers have a tiring job, both emotionally and physically. Another great gift idea is a gift card to a local movie theater or even for a massage or pedicure.
5. Stop by your local farmer’s market and make a fruit or veggie basket.
6. Does your teacher have a pet? If so, then consider a gift from a local pet store.

What’s to happen to Turner Field?

Many Atlanta residents made their way to view the latest plan recommendations for Turner Field. This is all a part of the Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods Livable Centers Initiative. There are 3 plans up for discussion regarding Turner Field: shopping plaza, park, or neighborhood square.
“The number one thing that folks want to see here is they really want it to be a part of the city,” said John Skach with Perkins and Will, the lead design firm for the project. “They were looking at Midtown almost as an example of what they would like to see.” Read more at Fox 5 Atlanta.
What do you think would be great to see at Turner Field?

It’s Baseball Season

The Atlanta Brave’s season has begun. We want to keep all our riders informed on any games that start 12:00pm-1:00pm, may cause increased traffic volume to your afternoon commute. Although, we will make every effort to adhere to regularly scheduled times, and no Xpress stops are expected to be impacted by these events, please anticipate potential delays.

Early Game Days

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Please check Twitter.com/XpressGa for continued updates to any impacts to your commute.

Metro Atlantans waste up to 59 Hours in Traffic

Atlanta ranked number 9 on the average time wasted per commuter by the INRIX list of U.S. cities with the worst traffic. Metro Atlantans were found to spend 59 hours per commuter per year in traffic congestion by the INRIX transportation analytics. Traffic is occurring due to positive economic changes in U.S. cities like increase in employment rates, lower gas prices and overall economic growth. In all these great instances, there is a lack in the quality of life for those who have to battle the Atlanta traffic conditions on a daily basis.

Join Xpress, our buses get you to and from work each day in a stress free environment. It’s about time you relax and let our drivers do the driving. Did you know? Xpress customers gain up to 250 hours per year that would have otherwise been spent in traffic. To view the top 10 cities in the U.S. list of worst traffic, read more.

New Name, New Image, New Ride

Our transportation partner Cobb Community Transit (CCT) has changed their name to CobbLinc. Not only a new name, CobbLinc has a new image and brand to include a new logo, new buses, and new technology. Pictured above is the CobbLinc newest prototype of their new buses. The CobbLinc Director Vida Covington believes “the rebranding and buses will give the system a fresh, modern image and improved rider experience for its customers”.

As we are excited to announce coming soon, our Find my Bus app and Wi-Fi on buses will be live in just a few months; we are just as excited Cobb Linc will be doing the same. “The new buses will have on-board Wi-Fi capabilities and enhanced real-time passenger information systems that will lead to the development of a mobile app, which we plan to introduce later this year,” Covington said.

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Let Xpress Take the Wheel: Put Your Miles on Us

Did you know in 2015 U.S. driving reached 3.14 trillion miles? The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration shows that mileage is roughly the same distance as 337 round trips from the Earth to Pluto. How much did you or your family, friends, and coworkers contribute to this astronomical number?

It’s almost spring  and it’s time for a new you! Start your season off right by riding Xpress.  Our coaches take 56,272,000 miles off of the road each year which is equivalent to enough miles to travel to the moon. Our riders rely on us to give them peace of mind and a stress free environment away from the chaotic Atlanta traffic.

Are you interested in Xpress? Learn more about what Xpress has to offer while you Discover Your New Commute. Existing riders share your story below: how many miles do you think you save by riding Xpress?