STRUCTURING INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION: MARTA AND THE CITY OF ATLANTA

This case study report addresses intergovernmental coordination between MARTA and the City of Atlanta. The report discusses how the City and the Authority established arrangements that would make it easier for MARTA to build its rapid rail system and Atlanta to protect the interests of its residents. The case provides one detailed perspective on one way that the street-level philosophy became institutionalized in the 1974 creation of a MARTA Coordinator in City Hall. Four features of this Coordinator's position are discussed: (1) the origin of the position is traced from the idea to the reality; (2) the organization of the office is reviewed; (3) the Coordinator's role in facilitating the interchange between Atlanta and MARTA is examined; and (4) observations of MARTA and the City Staff on the usefulness of the position are presented. Also highlighted herein are the events pushing for coordination. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Athens

    College of Business Administration
    Athens, GA  United States  30602

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Almy, T A
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-GA-11-0006-81-3
  • Contract Numbers: GA-11-0006
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM