MARTA General Manager Jeff Parker died Friday night in an apparent suicide, MARTA has confirmed. Rita Scott, MARTA board chair, issued a statement on Parker’s death:
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Chicago a model as Atlanta region strives for greatness
CHICAGO – “I love Chicago,” declared former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin at the opening night dinner of the 2021 LINK trip on Oct. 27. “Chicago is one of the great cities of the world.”
MARTA board OKs spending plan for new light rail, rapid bus
Now MARTA shifts to zooming in on each individual project: turning those thick lines on maps into detailed designs of where exactly to lay a rail, where to build a bus lane, where to set up stations and stops.
Regional leaders looking for ripple effect from Gwinnett’s MARTA vote
“We don’t need to give people the idea that there is going to be a magical next chance,” said Gwinnett County Commission Chair Charlotte Nash.
Metro Atlanta also wants ‘More MARTA’ – as transit gains favor
More MARTA started out as a vehicle to bring more transit to the City of Atlanta.
Now it’s turned in to a cry for More MARTA in metro Atlanta.
Although the More MARTA $11.5 billion project list was tied to voters in the City of Atlanta passing an additional half-penny MARTA sales tax to be invested within the city, the last two MARTA board meetings were filled with people who wanted “More MARTA” in their jurisdictions.
BeltLine boosters to MARTA: rail, now
As MARTA ponders how to spend a new Atlanta sales tax worth $2.5 billion over 40 years, BeltLine rail advocates say a ring of rail belongs at the top of the priority list.
MARTA officers out in management reorganization
By Maggie Lee MARTA is going to do without a chief operating officer and a chief marking and communications officer, as the new boss reorganizes the transit agency and eliminates the two positions. The incumbents, Rich Krisak and Goldie Taylor have been let go, said MARTA communications head Stephany Fisher. “It was 100 percent related […]
Jeff Parker: ‘It’s really the time and place for MARTA’
As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on March 23, 2018
When he was only 18 years old while at Northeastern University, Jeffrey A. Parker picked the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for his internship so he could get a free transit pass. That launched Parker’s public transit career and led to him becoming MARTA’s new CEO and general manager. The MARTA board is scheduled to vote on Parker, the sole finalist, at a March 23 board meeting.
MARTA (always) Matters. So Now What?
By Lyle V. Harris
We told you so. Or at least we tried.
Remember when MARTA was mostly treated as a punchline and a punching bag for anti-transit haters? I sure do.
About eight years ago, my former MARTA colleagues and I brainstormed a public awareness campaign to counter the trash-talking naysayers by extolling the untold virtues of the buses, trains and dedicated MARTA employees who help to keep the Atlanta region moving forward.
MARTA selects another Parker to be its next CEO
MARTA’s Board of Directors Thursday selected Jeffrey A. Parker as its choice to be the agency’s next general manager and CEO.
Parker, who worked at MARTA as senior director of transportation operations from 2005 to 2008, currently is vice president of HNTB Corp., an infrastructure solutions firm that has worked closely with MARTA over the years.