Closer Look: How Transit Inequities Impact Workforce, Education; Disability Advocates Discuss Lack Of Transportation Options

Pam Tatum, president and chief executive officer of Quality Care for Children and Keith Parker, president and CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia, join “Closer Look” in studio for a conversation about how transit inequities impact workforce development and education.
Pam Tatum, president and chief executive officer of Quality Care for Children and Keith Parker, president and CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia, join “Closer Look” in studio for a conversation about how transit inequities impact workforce development and education.
Credit Grace Walker

Below are the conversations you can catch on today’s edition of “Closer Look with Rose Scott.” As the “Gridlocked: What’s Moving Atlanta?” series continues, today’s edition of the program is dedicated to conversations about equity and accessibility in transportation.

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the sentencing of Robert Olsen, the former DeKalb County police officer who fatally shot Anthony Hill in 2015.
  • And in other news, the National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for several North Georgia counties this evening.
  • 01:22: Finally, WABE health reporter Sam Whitehead gives us the latest on Gov. Brian Kemp’s new healthcare waiver plan.
  • 08:07: Neighborhoods that have access to transit experience an increase in property values by 3.5%, and poverty rates fall by almost 13%. Pam Tatum, president and chief executive officer of Quality Care for Children, and Keith Parker, president and CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia, join “Closer Look” in the studio for a conversation about how transit inequities impact workforce development and education.
  • 33:29: The “Closer Look” series, “Gridlocked: What’s Moving Atlanta?” continues with a roundtable conversation about the lack of paratransit services and the state of accessible transportation services for those with disabilities in Atlanta. Adam Hinchliffe, executive affairs manager for Center for the Visually Impaired, Dave Furukawa, advocate for the visually impaired, and Jordan Hall, mobility coordinator for Statewide Independent Living Council, join us in the studio.
Adam Hinchliffe, executive affairs manager for Center for the Visually Impaired, Dave Furukawa, advocate for the visually impaired, and Jordan Hall, mobility coordinator for Statewide Independent Living Council, join “Closer Look” in the studio. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.