Travel and transportation options in Georgia vary a lot depending on where you live. Seniors in Atlanta have ready access to MARTA, a bus and rail system that serves most areas inside the I-285 perimeter, as well as some suburbs. Seniors living in suburbs such as Marietta may be able to take a bus to MARTA. CobbLinc, for example, connects Marietta seniors to the MARTA system. ATLTransit offers additional transit options, as well as a comprehensive guide to travel within the Atlanta rail and bus system.
Seniors living in rural areas have less access to public transit, though there are some options. Seniors living in Canton and other areas of Cherokee county can access the Cherokee Area Transportation System (CATS). The Athens Transit System, which is similar to MARTA, includes buses and rails and exclusively serves Athens and Clarke County.
Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Center can connect seniors to other transportation options, including private drivers, publicly funded buses, and services that may be covered by insurance.