MARTA Partners with State of Georgia & Delta to Provide Transportation to Largest State-Run Covid-19 Vaccination Site
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is partnering with the state of Georgia and Delta Air Lines to provide direct transportation from College Park rail station to the largest state-run COVID-19 vaccination site at the Delta Flight Museum, located at the airline’s general offices near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
“We have enjoyed a long partnership with Delta that has strengthened during the pandemic as we faced similar challenges providing transportation while protecting public health,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker. “MARTA is proud to help provide convenient accessibility to this site at the Delta Museum and will continue to support the vaccination efforts of our fellow transportation and jurisdictional partners and the state of Georgia.”
Free MARTA bus shuttles will depart College Park Station every 15 minutes Monday through Friday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to make the approximate 2-mile trip to the vaccination site. Shuttles will depart from the parking lot in the rear of College Park Station near the electric vehicle charging station. Customers can catch the shuttle for the return trip to College Park Station where they were dropped off at the vaccination site.
Vaccine registration is now open to all Georgia residents aged 16 and older. For information on to register visit www.myvaccinegeorgia.com. MARTA is also partnering with DeKalb and Fulton Counties and the City of Brookhaven to provide convenient access to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.
The DeKalb County Board of Health has a large vaccination site located at Doraville rail station on the Gold Line, with plans to expand to Indian Creek Station on the Blue Line. To make an appointment visit https://www.dekalbhealth.net/covid-19-vaccine/.
The Fulton County Board of Health has a mass vaccination site at Mercedes-Benz Stadium that customers can easily access by taking the train to the Mercedes-Benz/State Farm Arena/GWCC/CNN rail station and walking the short distance to the vaccine location. To register for an appointment visit https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/.
Additionally, there is a free COVID test site located at Brookhaven Station for quick, safe drive-up or walk-up testing.
A reminder that masks are required to be worn on the MARTA system and at all COVID testing and vaccination sites. For MARTA rail and bus schedules and COVID requirements on the transit system visit www.itsmarta.com.
Original article featured in the Metro Atlanta CEO – March 29, 2021