Management & Operations

Atlanta to establish regional planning board

Posted on January 10, 2006

The Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) board of directors voted this week to support the creation of a regional planning board.

The 18-member board, to be made up of political and transportation leaders, as well as MARTA personnel, will spend the next two years researching Atlanta’s transit issues.

The board’s responsibility will be to recommend ways to increase funding for public transit and improve coordination among transportation providers in the area.

According to the Atlanta Jounal-Constitution, the new planning board could eventually create a regional transit agency that would oversee or take over MARTA's rail and bus network and other systems in the metro-Atlanta area.

Meanwhile, the MARTA board selected Richard McCrillis, the agency’s chief financial officer, to serve as interim general manager until a permanent replacement is found for outgoing chief Nathaniel Ford.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Gibson to lead west transit, rail practice for WSP | PB

His experience includes rail systems projects throughout the U.S. and internationally, including the implementation of systems and track work for a major light rail transit extension in St. Louis.

Profile: Susan Shaheen, Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center

Susan is an expert on the subject of carsharing. Today, we are using Lyft to travel from her office to the Downtown Berkeley BART station, where we will take the subway to have lunch in the Financial District of San Francisco.

COTA's Stitt announces retirement plans

During his tenure, he oversaw the transformation of public transit in Central Ohio, including a downtown circulator, an airport shuttle, and a comprehensive redesign of the entire bus network.

MARTA to add fresh produce kiosks at four rail stations

The markets provide a convenient shopping alternative for fresh, affordable, and locally grown produce.

U of Fla., FDOT, City partner to create ‘smart testbed’ for advanced technologies

This will be the first such program in Florida to involve a city, a university, and a state DOT. It will also involve industry partnerships to facilitate the development and operation of test bed.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close