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Closer Look: Keith Parker Talks About His Decision To Step Down As MARTA CEO

Sep 6, 2017

Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on Hurricane Irma.
  • 1:41: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, CEO and General Manager, Keith Parker, is stepping down from his post after five years. Parker talks about what’s next for him. MARTA Chairman Robbie Ashe joins the conversation to talk about the agency's future.
  • 28:03: The Trump administration has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Alma, a student at Freedom University, with DACA protection, shares her personal story. Freedom University was founded, in part, by undocumented students. Executive Director Laura Emiko Soltis tells us how she is advising DACA students following the White House’s decision.
  • 43:42: Peachtree Pine, Atlanta’s largest homeless shelter, is closing its doors after years of legal battles with the city. Executive Director of Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, Carl Hartrampf, tells us about what’s next for the shelter and their transition.

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