George Wright

Chief Operating Officer/COO

George Wright is serving as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).  He served in the role of Deputy Chief of Rail Operations for the past two (2) years and has over 30 years of logistics and transportation experience with private sector companies including Roadrunner Transportation Systems, FedEx Freight, Inc., and UPS. 

As COO, Mr. Wright is accountable for all facets of bus, rail, facilities and transit infrastructure for the growing City of Atlanta and surrounding areas.  Responsibilities include daily operation and maintenance of the MARTA Bus network, Mobility service, Rail System and Atlanta Streetcar while ensuring stations, facilities, vehicles, systems, and the right of way remain in a safe & secure state of good repair.

Mr. Wright has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baker College in Flint, Michigan, and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University.  He was recently selected into the 2022 Leadership APTA Program.  George has lived in Midtown Atlanta since 2005.

Contact Information

George Wright

  • Email: gwright1@itsmarta.com
  • Direct Phone: 404-848-5437
  • Senior Executive Administrator, Phyllis Bryant (404-848-5433) 

Deputy Chiefs Reporting to the the Chief Operating Officer/COO

Thomas Drozt 
Deputy Chief Bus Operations

Benita Gibson
Deputy Chief Rail Operations

Daniel Hecht 
Deputy Chief Mechanical Officer

Peter Bruno 
Senior Director Operations Planning & Control

Connie Krisak 
Senior Director Vehicle Procurement