Commuter framed by a window aboard a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) bus in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1974 the system carried 73,727,000 passengers, an increase of 27 percent from 1970. Almost 90 percent of the increase came from people who had not ridden the bus before. They were attracted by a combination of a fare decrease from 40 to 15 cents, new buses, new routes, night services, passenger waiting shelters and fringe parking. June 1974
Jim Pickerell, photographer
National Archives, Series: DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency’s Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, compiled 1972 - 1977