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Statement of MARTA General Manager/CEO Jeff Parker on the Passing Henrietta Turnquest

MARTA is saddened by the passing of Henrietta Turnquest, who was appointed to the MARTA Board in 2003, the first African American woman to be appointed and serve on the MARTA Board of Directors.

While her service ended with her resignation in May 2004, she continued to work to support and improve MARTA’s service to the community. She played a critical role in bringing about the Clayton County MARTA referendum in 2014, which was approved by 74% of Clayton voters. Turnquest was also a strong voice for creating opportunity for a wide range of minority and women-owned businesses.

The MARTA family offers our deepest condolences to her family, friends and community.

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