I rode Marta for 8 years starting at the North Point park and ride. I can not believe how ignorant people are about Marta. I am a small female and got tired of being stuck in traffic going to an from work. I decided to take Marta although for some reason people looked down on this. It cut my commute in half and I never was treated without courtesy. I am white and a petite female. I saw riders who were rude but not the MARTA drivers or staff. If I worked downtown I would still ride it. I still often use it if going to an event and don't want to worry about traffic or parking. I wish I had it on my commute now.