Moderated by Tom Sabulis
In the aftermath of last week’s winter storm, which paralyzed the region, metro Atlanta transportation and business leaders write to assess their performance and prepare for the future. MARTA CEO/general manager Keith Parker writes about where the transit agency succeeded and fell short, and Perimeter businesswoman Yvonne Williams suggest ways local business groups can coordinate to form new strategies for the work force.
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Proud of work, fixes needed
By Keith T. Parker
Last week’s crippling snowstorm is thankfully behind us. Long before the next storm arrives, however, MARTA executives and employees are assessing our performance and reviewing kudos and criticisms from our customers that will help make us better.
By many accounts, our employees did a remarkable job keeping the transit system running. From the first snowflakes on Tuesday until roads and highways became more passable on Thursday, MARTA transported roughly 400,000