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New Atlanta commute tool highlights traffic, transit, and parking

Initiative by the city brings data from array of sources into one place for ease of access

Map showing traffic, transit stations, and bike storage areas.
A view of the CommuteATL map.

For those hoping for a one-stop-shop to check on transportation options in the metro, the City of Atlanta has just done you a solid.

CommuteATL offers a new resource in the form of an online map showing traffic, transit options, and even bike share locations compiled into one place for easy use.

The map is the result of partnerships between Waze, MARTA, GDOT, Relay bike share, and the Atlanta Streetcar.

Inputs include real-time traffic data from Waze, real-time MARTA bus and rail data from the transit organization, and info about Relay bike share station locations to help promote last-mile connectivity from transit. Each MARTA rail station also links directly to real-time data of what parking is available and next train arrival information.

According to the city’s website, the map allows users to determine the “most efficient” route through the city, regardless of transportation type.

As a resource, the map is a start, though it doesn’t appear to actually allow users to plan trips on the site, limiting its functionality for actually sorting out how to get from one point to another.

The map is a work in progress, however. And if it’s fully built out, it could be a major asset to anyone navigating the city.