The number of buses in service in metro Atlanta is set to reach 21,000 as the state begins its annual fall transit experiment.
The program was first rolled out in early September.
In an effort to find new ways to get people around the city and beyond, the state has partnered with bus companies to provide free rides to commuters and tourists during peak periods.
Here’s what you need to know about the new bus schedule: The first bus to roll out is the new Blue Line, which will start running at 5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 1.
A second bus will run from 5 p,m.
until 6 p. the next day, and another from 6 p.,m.
to 7 p. on Sunday, Sept 8.
The first route will also run between downtown Atlanta and the University of Georgia, as well as through the downtown neighborhoods of North Atlanta and Woodbridge.
This bus will also connect to the new Purple Line from 7 p.,ma.
to 9 p.
The second bus, which started running last week, will take riders through neighborhoods north of downtown, including Downtown Atlanta, Woodbridge, and downtown Greenbelt.
The third bus, coming from the University at Albany, will run to downtown Greenville.
The fourth bus, scheduled to run from 10 a.m.-1 p. m.
Monday through Friday, will also have service between the University and the Greensboro University Medical Center.
The bus will be the first bus from downtown Greenburg to downtown Atlanta, and the first to stop in the Greenville area.
The fifth bus, expected to begin running Friday, Oct. 10, will provide free ride service from the Atlanta Medical Center to downtown and north to downtown Greensboro, including the new Greensboro campus, where the Blue Line will stop at the new Tivoli Park.
The seventh bus, set to start running Oct. 17, will serve the University Medical Centre and the Green Belt, the city’s main downtown shopping area.
The eighth bus, the Blue River Line, will stop in downtown Greensville at 11:30 a. m., and the ninth bus, slated to begin operating Oct. 22, will be an extension of the Blue and Green lines from Greenville to the University.
The last bus, from the city of Atlanta to Greenville, will continue on the Blue line from Greensville to downtown, stopping at the University’s North Campus.
The Blue Line buses will also be the last bus to stop at a downtown parking garage, according to state officials.
The Yellow Line will have free ride from the Georgia Institute of Technology to downtown.
As for what the buses will look like, the first one is scheduled to start with a blue-and-yellow stripe and a bus emblem.
The next one is slated to feature a blue stripe and the number “10” in blue, while the final bus will have an orange stripe and number “21.”
The new buses are designed to get passengers from the most populated neighborhoods to downtown without a major street connection, officials said.
“In an area like Atlanta where you have a lot of people in the same neighborhood, you really want to get them to the same destination as you,” said Metro Transit’s Executive Director Mike Wieder, who also is the CEO of the Georgia Department of Transportation.
“I don’t want to see people getting lost on the way to work or home.”
The buses will have a limited number of seats.
Riders will be able to board a bus at a designated location in the city center or near a bus stop.
They can also transfer to another bus or pick up a seat at a bus drop-off point.
Transit officials hope that with the new schedules, riders will take the time to walk around the new buses in the neighborhoods they use most.
But many residents have expressed concerns about the program, including one person who said the first Blue Line bus stopped at a mall, and she has a complaint about the second Blue Line.
“It’s not going to be a great experience to get on and ride,” she said.
“It’s going to not be a good experience to walk back and forth.
It’s not safe.”
In addition to bus service, the Georgia Transportation Department has also partnered with companies like Lyft and Uber to expand its ride-sharing service.
Currently, the only rides are to the airport, airport shuttle and other commercial businesses.
The Blue Line is scheduled for a roll-out that will include new rides to residential neighborhoods.