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MARTA Opens Two Facilities

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) recently commemorated the openings of the renovated Brady Mobility Facility and a MARTA Police Department (MPD) precinct in Clayton County in separate events.

Following a $51 million overhaul, the Brady facility—which originally opened in 1974 as MARTA’s base for bus and maintenance operations—is a LEED Silver facility that houses more than 400 employees, 15 repair bays, five fueling stations, three vehicle-washing bays and an employee wellness center, as well as parking for vehicles, employees and visitors. FTA contributed $32 million toward the renovation.

At the Jan. 25 ribbon-cutting ceremony, MARTA General Manager/Chief Executive Officer Keith T. Parker said, “We’re getting a firsthand look at a brand new Brady that will have a positive impact on Mobility [paratransit] employees and ultimately, mobility customers. With this facility, we want to help make sure that those customers who wouldn’t be able to run errands or get to their appointments can. This facility is an investment in our employees and our customers.” MARTA also honored the memory of Sharon Crenchaw, its longtime Mobility manager, in remarks at the event.

The new police precinct in Clayton County, dedicated Jan. 22, occupies approximately 4,000 square feet in a building located next to a shopping mall, one of several business and residential destinations along MARTA’s bus routes in the area.

“We appreciate the spirit of cooperation,” said MARTA Police Chief Wanda Y. Dunham at the opening. The formation of the precinct involved the cooperation of county law enforcement and the Clayton County Board of Commissioners along with MPD, in addition to support from the residents of the county.

Clayton County officials join MARTA General Manager/Chief Executive Officer Keith T. Parker and MARTA Police Chief Wanda Y. Dunham to cut the ribbon at MTD's new precinct in the county.

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