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Giving Thanks

For the past seven years, Xpress riders have graciously opened their wallets and pantries to support those in our communities who would otherwise go hungry. This year was no different. Thanks to generosity of our customers and our drivers, Xpress was able to deliver more than 2,000 cans–literally a ton of food–to the 11Alive/Salvation Army Can-A-Thon on Friday, December 6. That’s more than twice as many cans as last year!

We also added a twist to this year’s can collection by seeing which route could donate the most items during the week.  We counted and tracked each and every can and when all the numbers tallied, Route 440 Jonesboro/Hampton/Downtown led the way with an impressive total of 250 donated cans. Congratulations R440!

Check the chart below to see how your route helped fight hunger.

2013 Can-A-Thon Results

2013 Can-A-Thon Results

We at GRTA were so impressed with how many cans Xpress customers donated that we decided to return our thanks to Route 440 Jonesboro/Hampton customers by teaming up with our Jonesboro Park-and-Ride’s next-door neighbor, Arby’s.

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When Arby’s heard about the generosity of our customers, they were eager to help us provide a free sandwich (or two!) to our R440 riders.  Click here to learn more about Arby’s and their nationwide fight to end childhood hunger.

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Special thanks to our customers for braving the 17 degree temperatures to pick up their sandwich!

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Thanks again to R440 and all the Xpress customers who made a difference to those in need.

 

 

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.

 

Changes are Coming!

On September 6, 2016, system-wide service changes for Xpress will go into effect. Please take the time to view your NEW route and schedule information, which is available now on our website. These system-wide changes will bring expanded service, dependable trips, convenience, fare adjustments, and new technology to enhance our rider experience. We are excited to announce our service changes outreach events are starting this month!

Xpress will host events throughout the summer at each park-and-ride as well as key stops and employment centers to answer questions and explain everything you need to know about transitioning to the new service. Events start this month, so be sure to check out our events schedule to see when we’ll be near you.

Plan to join us when we stop by your park-and-ride and pick up valuable coupons to your neighborhood Dairy Queen®, Fan Food, not Fast Food™.

Thanks for riding with Xpress!

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