, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, has trains, and MARTA has buses, and MARTA has.....cars and trucks?
The trains and busses make sense. They provide an alternative to the rush hour gridlock that envelops Atlanta on a daily basis. MARTA also provides transportation to those that cannot afford a car on their own. It's great to use to get to sporting events and concerts without having to worry about parking at the venue. It decreases the number of the cars that are on the road at any given time, thus reducing pollution. Many of the MARTA buses are now being run on natural gas. So WHY does MARTA dole out cars and trucks to it's employees? Why aren't the MARTA employees forced to utilize the very mode of transportation that they are in the business of providing? Doesn't having a fleet of cars all labeled with "MARTA" driving around Atlanta defeat the purpose of all the benefits of MARTA? And I've seen these cars. Typically, there is only one driver, no passengers. Doesn't even comply with carpooling standards.
I, for one, am outraged.
The building from which I work is located at a MARTA train station and the MARTA headquarters is right across the street, located at the same MARTA train station!
There should be NO parking specified for MARTA employees, they should all be taking the train!