Manufactured by New Flyer, MARTA’s bus complement includes eight, 30-foot buses and 80, 40-foot buses, all powered by cleaner-burning compressed natural gas (CNG).
The 88 buses are part of an order for a total of 265 new buses over the next three years.
Among the standard features on the new buses are interior LED lights that are brighter than conventional lamps but use less energy, ergonomic seating, larger window openings, increased headroom at the wider rear exit door and air conditioning with automatic climate controls.
For safety and security, the buses have a fire suppression system with both thermal and optical sensors. Like MARTA’s existing bus fleet, the newer vehicles are also outfitted with surveillance camera systems capable of recording activity on the vehicles’ interior and exterior.
Customers will also notice that the new buses have a dramatically different look with an updated logo and other eye-catching elements that will distinguish them from their older counterparts.