MARTA CEO Remembers Congressman John Lewis
Statement from MARTA General Manager/CEO Jeff Parker on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis:
"MARTA joins the entire world in mourning the loss of a true American hero, Congressman John Lewis. A tireless and effective advocate for justice and opportunity for all, Lewis understood full well the importance of public transportation in building a more fair and equitable nation. On the occasion of MARTA’s 30th anniversary, Congressman Lewis proclaimed, “MARTA is a shining example of what can be done. We wouldn’t be the capital of the American South if we hadn’t had MARTA.”
The entire Atlanta region has Congressman Lewis to thank for hundreds of millions of dollars invested in MARTA’s expansion and operations. John Lewis loved MARTA and we will keep him in our hearts as we strive to honor and uphold his inspiring legacy.