Rashad Richey Morning Show: MARTA CEO Takes Tough Questions From Employees Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The Rashad Richey Morning Show
April 03, 2020 - 4:49 pm
MARTA CEO Takes Tough Questions From Employees Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

MARTA CEO, Jeffrey A. Parker came on The Rashad Richey Morning Show to address concerns from a MARTA whistleblower who launched multiple complaints against the company, including improper sanitizing of structures, lack of protective gear for employees, overcrowded buses and policy on hazard pay.

 

During the show, many MARTA employees called and confronted the MARTA CEO about these policies and others. Many bus operators said there is a lack of communication from middle-management to the executive offices.

 

According to various MARTA workers who called in during the interview, proper protective gear is not available to all employees, sanitizing was not being done consistently and due to limited routes and free rides, the buses are overcrowded, making "social distancing" impossible.

 

Mr. Parker said actions were being taken to protect employees on the frontlines while keeping transit operational. According to the MARTA CEO, hazard pay for workers is still a viable discussion and not off the table.

 

Mr. Parker also said there are 9 MARTA employees who have tested positive COVID-19.

 

Listen to the full interview below.

 

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