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How do you purchase your MARTA fare?

Discussion in 'MARTA Trains & Buses' started by SM Conductor, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. SM Conductor

    SM Conductor Administrator Staff Member

    Do you pay by the ride, or do you purchase weekly or monthly cards?
  2. MattW

    MattW MARTA Newbie

    I usually pay by the (roundtrip) ride, loading the roundtrip fare onto my breeze card each time (or ahead of time if I know I'm going to be using MARTA and can get to a station to load my card).
  3. Annette

    Annette MARTA Newbie

    i purchase a weekly
  4. Serenity

    Serenity MARTA Newbie

    Monthly Card for sure (its discounted) ;)
  5. K G Mills

    K G Mills MARTA Newbie

    Keep telling myself that I'll purchase another vehicle soon. So sometimes I get a monthly card, sometimes I get a weekly card. Sometimes I allow the card to expire and have to go per trip. Either way, I'm utilizing MARTA versus being in seemingly all day rush hour traffic.
  6. Maria

    Maria MARTA Newbie

    I purchase the weekly cards with unlimited rides. I can't afford the monthly cards. Plus I don't ride that often.
  7. carmen

    carmen MARTA Newbie

    I pay by the machine at the Marta stations.
  8. difrancprod

    difrancprod MARTA Newbie

    I was told by my aunt that it's cheaper when I get my a monthly card. I do that now that I know!
  9. novasparker

    novasparker MARTA Newbie

    I purchase my tickets per ride since I don't live in Atlanta full time. However, if I lived in Atlanta full time I would buy mine by the month...it just makes sense to take this cost and pay it up front...is there a discount for purchasing your fare a month in advance?
  10. Zaturo

    Zaturo Guest

    Not everyone purchases their ticket. Back in Sacramento we had an RT Transit Station and people usually did not bother to pay at all. The ticket conductor was not always there to check. When he was the people would just hop off.
  11. SM Conductor

    SM Conductor Administrator Staff Member

    Well lately MARTA forced people to pay with cash or credit card (no debit) because of a system malfunction. I think something like this is absolutely inexcusable. They blamed it on a system upgrade, but anytime you make it inconvenient for people to purchase fares, they will start to think about other means of transportation.
  12. Akiyama

    Akiyama MARTA Newbie

    I usually purchase weekly fare when I ride Marta.

    The only times I only load up a round-trip or something like that is when I don't intend on riding again for a while. Otherwise it's pretty much weekly for me.

  13. Brandy Alford

    Brandy Alford MARTA Newbie

    I always pay for a round trip. It always makes me nervous that we have to use the card through so many check points. I start to wonder if my card is effective when I take a trip from cobb county to fulton.
  14. novasparker

    novasparker MARTA Newbie

    Since I have moved closer to Atlanta, I am thinking about buying a monthly pass. Does this mean that if I don't use the card much during the month that I am just out the money? I want to take advantage of the discount, but don't want to waste money by simply not using the card when I am not there.

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