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Franklin Rucker

Chief of Capital Programs, Planning & Innovation

Franklin Rucker currently serves as the Chief of Capital Programs, Planning and Innovation at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and is responsible for implementing the agency’s transit expansion plans. 

Mr. Rucker has over 37 years of experience in civil engineering design and project management, with 20 years of progressive experience in the aviation facilities industry, directing sophisticated design and construction projects. He served as the Assistant General Manager/Program Executive, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In this role, he directed full cycle program management of the Capital Improvement Program, valued at more than $6 Billion. Additionally, he led a team of 250 persons in the performance of planning, procurement, engineering, project management, construction management, facilities management, asset management, sustainability, and environmental assessment activities. 

Mr. Rucker has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia.

Contact Information

Franklin Rucker

  • Email:  frucker@itsmarta.com
  • Direct Phone: 404-848-5219
  • Sr. Executive Administrator: Kenya Hammond (404-848-5456)

Assistant General Managers Reporting to the Chief of Capital Programs, Planning & Innovation

Heather Alhadeff

Marsha Anderson-Bomar

Larry Prescott