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Announcing Our New and Improved Website

Our new and improved website XpressGA.com has launched! The new Xpress website is faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly. As technology is constantly changing, it was necessary to create a new website that is aesthetically appealing in content and functionality. Improving our previous website we have integrated multiple features including answering fields for new customers to know exactly which route to take, route pages with correct fare information and photos of each park-and-ride. The Xpress blog is also linked to the site to stand as a communicating and connecting tool for our customers.

Step 1

Our goal is to provide our new and existing customers with a high level of customer service and convenience. Discover Your Commute on the homepage is for new riders to find the information they need to ride Xpress from which route should I take, how much is my fare and why our customers love Xpress. Existing Customers will find all their important rider information at the Tools for Your Commute on the homepage. See image below:

Step 2

The Tools for your Commute on the home page. We have provided a section to buy passes, view service alerts, maps, schedules, customer service, and our Transit Talk Blog. To view your route and schedule information click the drop down under Routes and Schedules to view:

Step 4

One stop shop for you to view your specific route information like park & ride information, buy passes, fare information, and schedules.

 

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Our new site is compatible with desktops, tablets and mobile devices.

We would appreciate your feedback, click here for our customer survey.

Breeze 101

We accept Breeze! Using a Breeze card is the easiest way to pay your fare for metro Atlanta’s major transit agencies. It utilizes smart card technology to load, store and redeem numerous types of fare products as well as allowing transfers between transit systems. Xpress accepts Breeze cards on all of our routes, including those operated by GCT and CCT.

Breeze is recommended if:

  • You want a FREE transfer to or from MARTA.
  • You want your pass available quickly.
  • You only want to keep up with one card.

Breeze is NOT recommended if:

  • You obtain your pass through your employer.

Products Available
Customers can use Round-Trip, 10-Ride, and 31-Day passes for all Xpress operated routes. Customers may also use “stored cash value” to pay a one-way fare or to pay fare differences between zones.

How to Buy
Visit breezecard.com or any Breeze Vending Machine at the MARTA rail stations to obtain a card, purchase passes, and load “stored cash value.”

How to Transfer to and from MARTA
Customers who wish to transfer between Xpress and MARTA must use a Breeze card for their pass. When using a Breeze card to transfer between Xpress and MARTA, simply tap onto an Xpress coach or onto MARTA and a free transfer will automatically be loaded onto your Breeze card. You will then have 3 hours to transfer to the other transit system for free.

Expiration Dates
Products loaded onto Breeze cards never expire; however, only 4 different products may be loaded at one time.

Using more than one fare zone or pass product
If you have a Green Zone pass and are traveling on a route designated as Blue Zone, an additional $1 (referred to as an “upcharge”) is required to board the coach. The $1 charge can be automatically deducted from your card, provided you have “stored cash value” on your Breeze card.

A Blue Zone pass is valid on all Blue and Green Zone routes for the convenience of customers who regularly use more than one route. Please note: If you use a Blue Zone pass on a Green Zone route, you will be charged at the more expensive Blue Zone rate. We strongly recommend that customers who regularly ride both Green and Blue Zone routes buy Green Zone passes on Breeze and pay any additional upcharges using “stored cash value”. This is the most effective way to ensure customers are paying the proper fare.

All Sales Final

All pass sales are final. No refunds or exchanges are available. GRTA will not replace lost or stolen Breeze cards or products. Visit the Breeze website to learn more about how you can receive free balance protection.

Places to Go: Xpress Ride Guide

Here are 5 of our top favorite restaurants near Xpress bus stops in Atlanta, be sure to check out for a delicious meal:
1)Aviva by Kameel
225 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303

2)Fandangles
165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3)Bistro Niko
3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Ste 150, Atlanta, GA 30326

4)Ray’s in the City
249 Peachtree St, Atlanta GA 30303

5)STK Atlanta
1075 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta 30309

Books Guaranteed to Improve Your Commute

Who doesn’t love a good read? As you are letting our Xpress drivers drive you to and from work, enjoy the ride with a list of books that will keep you intrigued. You can be sure these books listed are fantastic and definitely worth your time. The books listed are all highly recommended by The New Your Times Best Sellers List.

FIND HER, by Lisa Gardner. (Dutton.)
ME BEFORE YOU, by Jojo Moyes.
BROTHERHOOD IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb.
NYPD RED 4, by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
THE CHOICE, by Nicholas Sparks.
BREAKDOWN, by Jonathan Kellerman.
THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins.
THE WOLVES, by Alex Berenson.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr.
MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON, by Elizabeth Strout.
THE MARTIAN, by Andy Weir.
THE REVENANT, by Michael Punke.
A TASTE FOR DEATH, by P. D. James.

Some Georgia Cities Pondering Gondolas for Public Transportation

Rising in the air above it all, would you consider riding a gondola to your nearest Marta Station? Gondolas are cable transport lifts with passenger cabins which can fit up to eight people, propelled in the air by cables as pictured above. The cities of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Brookhaven are expected to implement a study of gondolas and other transportation alternatives. Mayor Rusty Paul of Sandy Springs says using gondolas for public transportation could actually work for short distances. Read more of this article at 11 Alive.

Xpress Secrets to a Stress Free Commute

Commuting can be extremely stressful and downright intolerable sometimes. It’s almost impossible to avoid some of the traffic congestion during peak commuting hours. At Xpress, we understand the frustration and anxiety; that’s why we invite you to take a load off and let us do the driving.

Follow these great tips to make your commute better:woman-410320_960_720

1)Ride Xpress! It’s an affordable, reliable, safe, convenient, clean, and STRESS-FREE environment.
2)While riding Xpress, catch up on your favorite reading. Get engrossed in the latest new read. (Tip: go to a library near you to let you borrow your books for FREE)
3) Rehearse for your big project or presentation you have coming up. Practice makes perfect, right? Take the time to go over your lines or your body language for the big pitch.
4) Learn a new language. It’s always important to keep your mind engaged, and learning a new language is just the perfect way.
5) Relax your eyes. We all know staring at a computer all day can really hurt your eyes. Exercise your eyes by focusing on an object at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes. Or better yet, take a nap!
6) Save money. Xpress riders save an estimated $1900 each year in fuel cost. While that’s huge savings, you can also take the time on your commute to go over your spending habits. Create a budget and stick to it.