& Inclusion

MARTA Accessibility Committee

I. Purpose

The MARTA Accessibility Committee (MAC) was established to assist MARTA by:   

  • Connecting MARTA and the diverse communities it serves to achieve a greater awareness of the transportation needs of seniors and persons with disabilities;
  • Developing and suggesting procedures to identify and correct potential accessibility deficiencies in facilities, programs, services and communications;
  • Advising MARTA on issues surrounding individuals with disabilities and seniors and recommending appropriate steps; and
  • Providing recommendations to improve access to MARTA programs and services. 

II. Members

  • Jorge Urrea – Committee Chairperson
  • Leonard Stinson – Vice Chairperson (Representing: Cognitive/Developmental Disabilities)
  • Dr. Brad Fain – Principal Research Scientist, Chief, Human Factors Program Office – GA Tech Research Institute (Organization Seat Representing: Upper/Lower Extremity)  
  • Mark Gasaway – Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Robert K. Lossie - Upper/Lower Extremity   
  • Monica L. Manns – Recruitment & Intake Unit Manager, All About Developmental Disabilities (Organization Seat Representing: Cognitive/Developmental Disabilities)
  • Sandra Lee Owen - Personal Mobility Aid/Wheelchair User
  • Jimmy Peterson – Executive Director, Georgia Center of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc. (Organization Seat Representing: Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
  • Brent Reynolds - Blind/Low Vision
  • Kakwete "Kay" Sibetta – Associate State Director, Community Outreach, AARP (Organization Seat Representing: Seniors)
  • Robert Smith - Seniors 
  • Jordan Hall - Mobility Coordinator, Statewide Independent Living Council, GA (Organization Seat Representing: Personal Mobility Aid/Wheelchair User)
  • Vacant - (Organization Seat Representing: Blind/Low Vision)

III. 2019 MAC Meeting Schedule (Proposed)

  • January 15, 2019 – Closed Work Session
  • March 12, 2019
  • May 14, 2019
  • July 9, 2019
  • September 10, 2019 
  • November 12, 2019

Meetings will be held at the MARTA Headquarters Building at 2424 Piedmont Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 

Meeting Minutes

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