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The Decaturish Podcast talks ‘more MARTA’ with MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker

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The Decaturish Podcast talks ‘more MARTA’ with MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker

Jeffrey Parker. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

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Jeffrey Parker. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Jeffrey Parker was named the new CEO of MARTA in March of this year, succeeding Keith Parker, a man who was revered by many people in this city for the gains MARTA made under his watch. Jeff inherits a system that is considered an asset for economic development and has seen renewed public investment in recent years. MARTA is currently figuring out how to spend $2.5 billion to expand and improve the system, money that comes from a half-penny sales tax approved by voters in 2016. He also inherits a system that’s old and has been historically neglected.

Parker sat down for an interview with the Decaturish Podcast to talk about a number of issues including public safety, the Clifton corridor project, Beltline rail, bus rapid transit and more.

Music for this podcast was provided by the Bantam Breaks. The sponsor for this week’s episode is Charter Bank. To learn more about them, visit Charterbank.net.

Editor’s note: If you don’t have a smart phone, you can listen to the podcast in the player embedded at the end of this post. 

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