Sen. Fort Joins Transportation Equity Coalition for MARTA Press Conference
ATLANTA (September 12, 2012) – Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) will host a press conference, TOMORROW, September 13, 2012 at 10 : 00 AM, to express his concerns over the selection of MARTA’s next Chief Executive Officer. He will be joined by the Transportation Equity Coalition to call on a fair vetting process that puts the people MARTA serves ahead of partisan politics.
WHO: Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta)
WHAT: Press conference to discuss MARTA’s next CEO
WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: MARTA Headquarters, 2424 Piedmont Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA
The Transportation Equity Coalition is composed of several organizations that came together to oppose the recent T-SPLOST one percent sales tax and advocate for community-based solutions to the state’s transportation challenges.
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Sen. Vincent Fort is the Senate Minority Whip and represents the 39th Senate District which includes Fulton County. He may be reached by phone at 404.656.5091, 404.287.7116 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
Barbara Payne, Executive Director
Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation
309 E. Paces Ferry Road, Suite 607
Atlanta, GA 30305
MARTA’S LEADERSHIP CHANGE SHOULD INCLUDE PUBLIC COMMENT/INPUT
“Tomorrow’s press conference will express concerns about the political interference in the hiring of the new MARTA general manager,” said Barbara Payne, Executive Director. “The new general manager ought to be selected based on whether he/she will be the person best suited to improve MARTA’s operations and help improve services for riders….period,” said Payne.
The Transportation Equity Coalition (TEC) is composed of several organizations that came together to oppose the TSPLOST and now advocate for community-based solutions to Metro Atlanta’s transportation challenges.
Where: MARTA Headquarters, Lindbergh Station, outside front doors
When: Thursday, 10am, 9/13
Who: Transportation Equity Coalition (TEC)