MARTA Plans To Lay Off 371 Paratransit Workers In March

Hundreds of MARTA workers will soon be looking elsewhere for employment.

MARTA is expected to lay off 371 employees in March.

That's according to an announcement posted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development on the website WARN, which tracks upcoming layoffs and closures throughout the state.

The cuts affect workers from MARTA's paratransit service.

In November, MARTA officials voted in favor of hiring a private company to provide that service.

According to a recent editorial in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, MARTA officials say that move will save the system about $2 million per year.