MARTA has undergone many fare increases since their initial charge of 35 cents. The most recent increase was
instituted in 2001, increasing MARTA's flat fare of $1.50 to $1.75.
The system used engraved bronze tokens until 2006, when the Breeze fare system went online. A paper reloadable Breeze
ticket is only effective for 90 days and costs 50 cents, in addition to the usual transit fare; a plastic reloadable Breeze
card is designed to last four years and is free until 1 July 2007, after which time it will cost $5.
To enter a rail station simply tap a Breeze ticket/card onto the designated blue circle, then move through (gates close
quickly). A bus-to-rail transfer, or a rail-to-bus transfer, will work automatically, without any intervention from the rider.