‘State of MARTA’ Event Tracks Agency’s Transformation

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    marta_logo.jpegAs the long-term plans to transform the region’s largest transit system move forward, agency officials are hosting a “State of MARTA” breakfast on Dec. 13th to inform and update stakeholders about their progress.

    The event begins at 7:30 a.m. on Friday in the atrium of MARTA headquarters, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E., Atlanta, 30324. The building is across from the Lindbergh Center rail station on the Red and Gold Lines; limited media parking is available nearby.

    MARTA Board Chairman Frederick L. Daniels Jr., and Board Vice-Chair Barbara Babbit-Kaufman will welcome guests and introduce Keith T. Parker, who this week marks his anniversary as MARTA’s GM/CEO.

    Since last year, MARTA has been making significant changes to improve its business model, focusing on core issues such as:

    Financial stability and sustainability

    Excellent customer service

    Making MARTA an employer of choice

    “Everything we’re doing is about accountability,” Parker said. “Our customers, employees and taxpayers should know the transit system is being managed wisely so that their investment in MARTA will keep paying dividends.”

    The State of MARTA will conclude with a conversation with the agency’s leadership moderated by Maria Saporta, metro Atlanta’s leading business journalist.

    The event will be streamed live online enabling the public to view it remotely. Please visit http://www.itsmarta.com on the day of the event.

     

    MARTA officials will be available briefly for one-on-one media availabilities immediately after the event.

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