Mayor Andre Dickens issued a statement last Saturday on the passing of Jeffrey Parker, the CEO and general manager of Atlanta transportation service MARTA. Parker died by suicide last Friday, according to a statement from MARTA Board of Directors Chairwoman Rita Scott.
“I am shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden and tragic death of my colleague and friend Jeff Parker,” said Dickens. “As MARTA’S General Manager and CEO, Jeff and I worked closely together when I chaired the Transportation Committee on City Council.”
“Jeff understood that MARTA is more than just a transportation system — it represents connectivity for residents and visitors of our great city and region,” Dickens continued. “My thoughts and prayers are with Jeff’s family and friends, and with the staff and board at MARTA, during this very difficult time,” he concluded.