Moderated by Tom Sabulis
MARTA’s board of directors, writes the leader of the transit agency’s oversight committee, needs to implement recommendations of a new audit which finds that MARTA can realize immense savings by outsourcing several jobs, such as payroll, cleaning services and paratransit service. The opposition says privatization in Atlanta has a track record of failure and the transfer of public assets from government to the private sector hurts ordinary people for the benefit of select profit-seekers.
Commenting is open following Paul McLennan’s column below.
By Mike Jacobs
MARTA is the primary means of transportation for many poor and disadvantaged citizens in metro Atlanta.
MARTA also should be striving to become the transportation method of choice for citizens who are able to choose how to commute from here to there.
Against this backdrop, it is incredible that MARTA has raised fares twice in the past three years.
We now know that inefficient management is to