“The MARTA Board of Directors grieves the shocking death of our GM/CEO Jeff Parker who has died by suicide,” Scott said. “He was an outstanding leader and steward of MARTA whose passing leaves us all heartbroken.”
Scott added MARTA’s board members are “devastated at this loss as we valued Jeff’s leadership and looked forward to him bringing his vision for transit to fruition.”
“The entire metro Atlanta region owes him a debt of gratitude for his transformational efforts and we will not stop working to build on the foundation he created,” the statement said.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said he and his family were “saddened to learn about the tragic passing of Jeffrey Parker.”