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Board of Directors Experience a “Day in the Life” of MARTA

On Monday, February 21, 2011, the MARTA Board of Directors took an all access tour of the system meeting with staff at stations and facilities to experience first-hand the variety of activities that go into providing quality transit service to our customers each day. From Five Points, board members traveled by train and bus to the Police Department’s East Precinct, Laredo Bus Garage, Rail Control Center, and Armour Rail Yard. Board members learned about the preparation and maintenance work required to roll out vehicles each day, the frontline activities that occur to help customers traveling the system, and MPD’s multilayered approaches to keeping MARTA safe.

MARTA Board Members begin their tour at Five Points station.  From left to right, Wendy Butler, Vice Chair Barbara Babbit Kaufman, Adam Orkin, Chairman Jim Durrett, Treasurer Frederick L. Daniels, Jr., Janine Miller, Noni Ellison Southall and Harold Buckley, Sr. Board members and MARTA staff tour Five Points Rail Station. MARTA General Manager/CEO Dr. Beverly A. Scott and Noni Ellison Southall ride the train to Edgewood/Candler Park Station. Director of Rail Maintenance Joseph Erves tells board members Wendy Butler, Janinie Miller, Chairman Jim Durrett and Treasurer Frederick L. Daniels, Jr. about activities at Armour Rail Yard. Assistant General Manager of Rail Operations Rich Krisak shows Chairman Jim Durrett a rail car truck, a component that supports the vehicle on the trackway Director of Bus Maintenance Anton Bryant describes the work taking place at Laredo Garage. Board members and staff take the bus to Laredo Garage. Chief of Business Support Services Ted Basta welcomes Treasurer Frederick L. Daniels, Jr. and Adam Orkin to Laredo Garage.   Chairman Jim Durrett joins MPD Bike Coordinator Officer Alphonse Eugene Bomb Assessment Team Commander Sergeant Willie Davenport shows Board members the highly specialized equipment used to protect the system. PMARTA Police Chief Wanda Dunham provides Board members with an overview of the Department’s activities 




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