Spinning our Wheels

Spinning our Wheels is a commuting blog about the challenges of getting around Atlanta by car, bus, MARTA, bicycles and on foot written by transportation reporter David Wickert

'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.

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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