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YPT Atlanta Welcomes Keith Parker: A Distinguished Speaker Event

YPT Atlanta

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

YPT Atlanta Welcomes Keith Parker: A Distinguished...

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
YPT Friend / Nonmember 31 Registrations Ended $10.00 $1.54
YPT Member 13 Registrations Ended Free $0.00

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Join YPT Atlanta in welcoming Mr. Keith Parker to Atlanta as the new General Manager of MARTA!  Delicious appetizers will be provided for your enjoyment during this event.  However, keep in mind that this event is free for YPT paid members and $10 for friends/nonmembers, so please register for the appropriate ticket (membership status will be checked at the door).  To become a paid member for only $20 annually, please Join here.  If you sign up to become at member at the door, you will be refunded the event fee.

About Mr. Parker

We're excited to have Mr. Parker as the new leader of MARTA, given his recent track record in cities such as San Antonio and Charlotte.  Not only did the transit systems in these cities experience gains in ridership, they did so while maintaining low costs.  Mr. Parker has a desire to improve the overall public transit experience by taking input from the public and utilizing the most relevant technology.

This is a unique opportunity to hear Mr. Parker give a brief talk about how he has transitioned through his career to most recently becoming the General Manager of MARTA.   His career began in the same phase that many of YPT Atlanta's younger members are currently in and his rise to such a respectable position is a testament to the rewards that energy and enthusiasm in transportation can bring to our careers.  His devotion to keeping up with the latest technologies is also admirable, given that advancements happen rapidly and are integral for creating efficient transportation options.  We encourage everyone to mingle with Mr. Parker after his talk and let him know that he has the support of a strong network of young professionals in transportation in Atlanta.




  • Take the RED or GOLD line to the Midtown station
  • Walk NORTH through the Federal Reserve Plaza and continue onto Peachtree Walk
  • Turn RIGHT onto 11th Street for one block
  • Turn LEFT onto Crescent Avenue
  • RiRa is on the southeast corner of 12th Street and Crescent Avenue

  • From Peachtree Street, turn WEST onto 11th Street
  • Turn RIGHT onto Crescent Avenue
  • RiRa is on the southeast corner of 12th Street and Crescent Avenue
  • Parking is available in the deck located midway between 11th and 12th streets on Crescent Avenue

We hope to see you on March 26th for this exciting event!  Mr. Parker will begin speaking at 6:30, so please arrive promptly.  Please feel free to invite colleagues and friends who may also be interested in meeting Mr. Parker.
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