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Planning & TOD/Real Estate

Planning oversees a variety of inter-related programs and activities that include short-to-long-range service planning, service data collection and analysis, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and analysis.  Meanwhile, TOD/Real Estate handles activities related to MARTA real property such as land use policies around MARTA stations and real estate transactions.

Department of Planning
The MARTA Department of Planning includes the following two offices:

  • Architecture & Design
  • Research & Analysis
  • Transit System Planning

Office of Architecture & Design 
Architecture and Design provides professional design services for MARTA's existing and new infrastructure, including construction oversight of all related projects.  The office also establishes the Authority's sustainability initives to promote MARTA's environmental goals

Office of Research & Analysis
Research & Analysis collects and distributes much of the service-related data for the Authority.  This data is then used by TSP to assist planners in decision-making for the development of existing and future bus and rail services.  

Office of Transit System Planning (R&A)
The Office of R&A is responsible for the collection, analysis, and distribution of MARTA key performance indicators (KPIs) as well as a number of other metrics produced by the Authority to track progress. Click here for more info.

Office of Transit System Planning (TSP)
The Office of TSP is responsible for the planning, design, and scheduling of all bus and rail service. This includes development of service plans as required for the Authority’s operating budget, intermediate service initiatives, and long-range expansion projects. There are two branches within the Office of TSP. Please click on any of the following for more information.

Office of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) & Real Estate
The Office of TOD and Real Estate is responsible for managing real estate transactions and developing land use policy guidelines in support of the transit oriented development program for MARTA. Click here for more info.

GIS Data

If you are searching for MARTA bus stop GIS data, you may download our GTFS data here.  Instructions on integrating GTFS data into ArcMap may be downloaded here.


MARTA Internship Program – Department of Planning
The year-round internship program for the Department of Planning has been folded into the Authority-wide internship program as of Fall 2015.  For details, including position availability, please consult our careers page at

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