MARTA is getting a new leader after CEO and General Manager Keith Parker announced his resignation. Parker is stepping down to join Goodwill of North Georgia as the president and CEO this fall.
Now, MARTA's board will vote to approve an interim general manager and launch a national search for a new CEO.
MARTA Chairman Robbie Ashe touted Parker's achievements. "As chief executive, Parker helped to usher in a new day for MARTA’s customer service, fiscal responsibility, and service expansion. He leaves MARTA stronger and healthier than ever before,” he said.
In a press release from MARTA, Parker spoke of how the city stepped in after the I-85 bridge collapse in March 2017.
“In the wake of the I-85 bridge collapse, the MARTA family stepped up,” Parker said. “From rail operators to customer service personnel, we could not have asked for a more capable, dedicated and passionate team of professionals.”
MARTA is also welcoming a new deputy general manager. Arthur "Rob" Troupe will join MARTA after leaving the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority as an executive.