Closer Look: MARTA and the ATL Talk Regional Goals; BeltLine Rail Now Calls for Faster Transit Timeline; Soccer In The Streets Opens East Point Pitch

Today, we continue "Gridlocked: What's Moving Atlanta?" with a conversation about how Atlanta region's transit options can be more connected and inclusive of all needs with Jeffrey Parker, general manager and CEO of MARTA, and Chris Tomlinson, executive director of the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority, or the ATL.
Today, we continue "Gridlocked: What's Moving Atlanta?" with a conversation about how Atlanta region's transit options can be more connected and inclusive of all needs with Jeffrey Parker, general manager and CEO of MARTA, and Chris Tomlinson, executive director of the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority, or the ATL.
Credit Grace Walker

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s proposed Medicaid work requirement waiver.
  • And, in other news, state senators meet today to discuss e-scooters in Georgia.
  • 02:38: Last week on the program, we looked at the ever-changing transit landscape in the Atlanta region. From researchers to policymakers and local advocates, we heard about the challenges facing our region through the series, “Gridlocked: What’s Moving Atlanta?” Today, we continue the conversation with a look at how the Atlanta region’s transit options can be more connected and inclusive of all needs with Jeffrey Parker, general manager and CEO of MARTA, and Chris Tomlinson, executive director of the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority, or the ATL.
  • 24:41: Last Thursday, we spent the entire program focusing on the progress and impact of the 22-mile loop known as the Atlanta BeltLine. Today, Patty Durand, co-chair of the organization BeltLine Rail Now, joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss her organization’s goal to push for light rail on the BeltLine in the next three years.
Patty Durand, co-chair of the organization BeltLine Rail Now, joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss her organization’s goal to push for light rail on the BeltLine in the next three years. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 37:05: Soccer in the Streets recently celebrated the grand opening of a new soccer pitch nearby the East Point MARTA station. As the “Gridlocked: What’s Moving Atlanta?” series comes to a close, we meet Soccer in the Streets Director of Strategic Projects Sanjay Patel and Director of Programs Tony Carter at the site of the new field for a conversation about the organization’s goal to break down the barriers to sports participation using public transportation.
As the “Gridlocked: What’s Moving Atlanta?” series comes to a close, “Closer Look” meets Soccer in the Streets Director of Strategic Projects Sanjay Patel and Director of Programs Tony Carter at the site of the new field for a conversation about the organization’s goal to break down the barriers to sports participation using public transportation. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

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