FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2018
MARTA TO HOST RETAIL CONCESSIONS INDUSTRY DAY
Highlights Opportunities at Rail Stations
ATLANTA – The
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will host a retail
concessions industry day on Wednesday, March 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at
MARTA headquarters, located at 2424 Piedmont Road in Atlanta.
The event is a
chance for food, beverage, and specialty retail vendors to learn about
concessions opportunities at four rail stations and how to respond to the
request for proposals (RFP) once it is released.
“We are thrilled
to be able to implement our long-awaited retail and concessions program,” said
MARTA interim GM/CEO Elizabeth O’Neill. “This is a chance for MARTA to move
from a vending machine program to a lively and energized merchant environment.”
will feature presentations from representatives of MARTA’s Retail Concessions,
Design and Architecture, Diversity and Inclusion, Police, and Contracts,
Procurement and Materials Departments.
“This industry day
is an opportunity for those in the retail concessions field to learn how to do
business with MARTA,” said MARTA Sr. Director of Transit Oriented Development
Amanda Rhein. “The opportunities for development include in-station retail
sites at Five Points and College Park Stations and outdoor sites that can
accommodate retail structures with street frontage at North Avenue and North
is one of several new initiatives launched at MARTA to enhance the rider
experience, including Artbound, a program that features artwork and live music
at stations and the Fresh MARTA Markets at College Park, H.E. Holmes, Five
Points, and West End Stations, which reopen in May.