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Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
November 9, 1971 Referendum passes, allowing the start of MARTA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rail Transit System
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
February 19, 1975 Groundbreaking of Marta's (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) Rail System. Initial work done on Marta's East Line.
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
March 1, 1979 MARTA's fare increases to $.25
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
June 30, 1979 Inaugural service on Marta's East Line, running from Georgia State Station to Avondale
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
December 22, 1979 MARTA's West Line service begins. It is now possible to go from Avondale in the east to Hightower Station in the west
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
July 26, 1980 MARTA's fare increases to $.50
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
December 4, 1981 MARTA's North-South line opened
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
September 11, 1982 After many delays, MARTA's Peachtree Center station is opened
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
December 15, 1984 MARTA service extended to Lenox Mall and Lindbergh Center
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
June 28, 1987 MARTA's fare increases to $.75
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
June 18, 1988 MARTA opens rail service to Hartsfield Airport
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
July 3, 1988 MARTA's fare increases to $.85
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
July 1, 1990 MARTA's fare increases to $1.00
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
June 29, 1992 MARTA's fare increases to $1.25
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
July 1, 1995 MARTA's fare increases to $1.50
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
January 1, 2001 MARTA's fare increases to $1.75
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