WSB TV: Keith Parker Leaving MARTA

Per WSB TV’s Richard Belcher, Marta CEO Keith Parker is resigning to take a job at Goodwill Industries:

This is bad news for both MARTA and the state as a whole. Parker is widely respected both in the MARTA footprint counties, as well as state leaders that once assumed the transit agency was beyond repair. He’s credited with righting not only the financial mess that he inherited, but has improved service while cutting down on crime & nuisance riders during his tenure.

Whomever is selected to lead the agency through the expansion in Clayton County and the City of Atlanta (while continuing to eye North Fulton, Gwinnett, and maybe one day Cobb) will be inheriting an agency much better than it was when Parker first arrived.


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