MARTA’s David Springstead, Chief of Rail Operations, and Collie Greenwood, Chief of Bus Operations, discuss the future of mass-transit in the City of Atlanta with regard to mobility as the driving force for the regional economy. In order for Atlanta to thrive, David and Collie envision a future MARTA with blended services and options which leverage pilot technologies as a solution to the regional economy.
To learn more about the MARTA Heroes, visit: https://www.itsmarta.com/heroes.aspx
Kari Watkins, Frederick Law Olmsted Associate Professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, discusses the impact real-time transit information has had in sustaining urban communities and their economies through her OneBusAway Program. Additionally, Watkins describes the long-term effects pre-COVID and post-COVID trends in human behavior will have on Atlanta’s future transit ridership – particularly with its bus ridership. Rethinking how sustainable transit practices in Atlanta can foster a more livable urban density is currently what Watkins is researching, leading the new T-SCORE Transit Center at Georgia Tech.
To learn more about the OneBusAway Program, visit: https://onebusaway.org/
To learn more about the Georgia Tech T-SCORE Transit Center, visit: https://ce.gatech.edu/news/georgia-tech-team-wins-1-million-grant-lead-university-transportation-center