MARTA Now Partnered with Ride Share Company Uber


September 29, 2015

Recently, MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) announced that it had begun a new partnership with an unlikely company. MARTA officials said that in an effort to make transportation across Atlanta more convenient, they have partnered with popular ride sharing company, Uber. MARTA's CEO, Keith Parker, explains that with the new partnership, individuals looking for transportation can link directly to Uber's website from the MARTA app either while riding on the bus, at the train platform or at the station. This way, when the bus passenger arrives, the Uber vehicle will be waiting.

This partnership is cutting edge and makes MARTA the second ever transit agency in the nation to partner with Uber. Thus far, passengers seem impressed with the convenience that the partnership offers. MARTA will also provide free Wi-Fi on all area buses within the next four to six weeks, and then on trains within the year.

MARTA's Expansion Could Reduce the Number of Car Accidents

MARTA aims to provide a viable alternative to driving, offering convenient routes and timely rides to Atlanta residents. The transportation company hopes that by partnering with Uber, more users can get around within the Atlanta area without ever having to use their vehicle. Not only is this step potentially good for the environment, but it could also have a positive impact on car accident rates.

Atlanta is a busy city with considerable traffic during rush hours. Many accidents occur on highways around the city as individuals rush to and from work. By enticing some employees to use the transit system, the system could eventually equate to fewer vehicles on the roadways, especially during peak times.

Although public transportation collisions can occur, such accidents are far less common than ones involving cars. Further, passengers aboard large buses or trains are less likely to suffer serious injuries in the event of a crash. Thus, a strong public transportation system could mean fewer serious accident related injuries.

Uber has battled with some insurance issues and criticisms, but the company does offer convenient and affordable transportation to those who cannot or should not be driving. One of Uber's main advantages can be preventing drinking and driving. For this reason, increasing the use of Uber by tying the program into the public transportation system could give potentially intoxicated drivers no excuse to get behind the wheel as they can easily and safely get home using buses, trains, and the ride sharing service.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Cutting Edge Automobile Accident Attorneys

The Georgia Automobile Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, hope that our improved public transportation system will result in fewer area accidents. If you are injured in a crash, our automobile accident attorneys are here to help. Our firm has over 30 years of experience assisting in all manner of automobile accident cases and we assist injured clients across Georgia and in the Southeast.

The sooner you act, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery for your injuries. As such, do not delay in seeking legal assistance, as you have a limited time in which to file a personal injury claim following your accident. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source:
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/marta-partners-uber-adds-wi-fi-buses/nm5p3/

Category: Auto Accidents

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