"The 5:44" with Denis O'Hayer
7:43 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

New MARTA CEO: System Needs State Money; Must Also Improve Service

Keith Parker, MARTA's new CEO and General Manager, makes a point in a conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer at MARTA's headquarters on December 13, 2012
Keith Parker, MARTA's new CEO and General Manager, makes a point in a conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer at MARTA's headquarters on December 13, 2012
Credit Cara Hodgson

Keith Parker is the new CEO and General Manger of MARTA.  He started this week, after three and a half years running the transit system in San Antonio, Texas.  

In part 1 of a conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer, Parker talked about the political challenge he faces as he seeks state funding for the financially-strapped system, while also trying to improve efficiency and service.