How has transit usage changed since the I-85 bridge collapse? The chart and map below use MARTA ridership data to show the change in average weekday ridership by rail station before and after the I-85 bridge collapse.

  • The percentages show the change in the average number of riders boarding stations on weekdays during March 31 – April 29 (after the collapse) compared to the average number of riders during weekdays March 24 – 31 (before the collapse).
  • The MARTA stations in dark blue had the greatest percentage increase in ridership. Many of the northern stations experienced large increases, such as the Brookhaven station which had a 67 percent increase in ridership.

For more information on commuting patterns and business impacts following the I-85 collapse, see the May 2017 Regional Snapshot: What we have learned from the I-85 bridge collapse