’70s throwback: Photos show riders flocking to MARTA

In 1974, MARTA was riding high, boasting a 27 percent increase in ridership overall since 1970.

What made MARTA so popular? The then-still-new system offered folks a ton of upgrades and amenities. Many of the new riders were commuters who had never before used mass transit.

MARTA National Archives

NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Photos from the National Archives (in color!) show a snapshot of this time in Atlanta history.

SEE THE GALLERY: http://www.ajc.com/gallery/news/local-govt-politics/70s-commute-atlantans-flock-marta/gCZYj/

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