Box 6, Folder 10, Document 25

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JULY 1, 1969

The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid
Transit Authority held its regular meeting on July 1, 1969 at
3:30 P.M. in the Conference Room, 619 Glenn Building, Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. Roy A. Blount, Vice Chairman, presided.


M. C. Bishop (Fulton County)

Roy A. Blount (DeKalb County)

S. Truett Cathy (Clayton County)
Rawson Haverty (City of Atlanta)
K. A. McMillon (Gwinnett County)
L. D. Milton (City of Atlanta)
Richard H. Rich (City of Atlanta)
John C. Wilson (City of Atlanta)


Sanford S. Atwood (DeKalb County)
John C. Staton (Fulton County)

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

H. L. Stuart, General Manager

E. W. Nelson, Chief Engineer

King Elliott, Public Information Director
Edmund W. Hughes, Authority Secretary

H. N. Johnson, Administrative Assistant


W. O. Salter, PBO&D, San Francisco
J. A. Coil and Ray Gustafson, PBTB, Atlanta
W. Stell Huie, Huie and Harland


Jan Richey, George Brown and John Miller, City of Atlanta
Planning Department

Andy Springer, Greater Atlanta Traffic & Safety Council

Donald G. Ingram, Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.

William H. Parr, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Jerry Coursey, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning


Before taking up the regular agenda, Mr. Blount stated that
he was presiding at the request of Mr. Rich. Mr. Blount expressed
regret in behalf of the Members over the recent resignation of Mr.
Rich as Chairman of the Authority. Mr. Rich had tendered his
resignation to Mayor Ivan Allen on June 23rd, advising that due
to the press of other essential business he felt that it was nec-—
essary that he leave the Board.

The meeting was then called to order by the Vice Chairman.

Minutes of the June 3rd meeting had been mailed prior to the
meeting. Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. Haverty, they
were unanimously approved.

Financial Report

The Authority's financial report as of June 30, 1969 was
before the Board. Mr. Stuart asked for approval of the statement
in order that it might be mailed to the Local Governments, as re-
quired at the close of each quarter by the MARTA Act. He pointed
out that the budget was closing out for the first half witha
balance of some $14,000.00 due to lesser charges to Counsel and
PBTB. Financial support from DeKalb County and Gwinnett County
had been assured for the balance of the calendar year. Payment
from Clayton County had been received for the entire year. Meet-—
ings had been held with financial officials of the City of Atlanta
and Fulton County concerning their contributions for the second
half of 1969. Attention was called to the Bus Lease Account finan-
cial statement. Mr. Stuart stated that the apparent deficit re-
flected in this account was not an "out of pocket" deficit and was
due to the differential between interest and depreciation charges
and that the two figures would even out within a few years. Upon
motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. McMillon, the financial
statement was unanimously accepted, and Mr. Blount directed that
a copy be forwarded to heads of the Local Governments and financial
officers. The financial statement is attached and made a part of
these minutes,

Report of General Manager

Mr. Stuart stated that at the June meeting the Board had
authorized him to proceed with the preparation of an application
to the Department of Transportation (DOT) for financial support
towards a proposed technical studies work program. He stated this
program had been presented to the AATS Technical Coordinating Com-
mittee (TCC) at their meeting on June 19, 1969 and subsequently
the TCC had passed a resolution approving the filing of the applica-
tion with DOT and recommended its approval by the AATS Policy Com-


Report of General Manager (cont'd)

After some discussion the Board agreed that before lengthy
and expensive engineering and cost studies are made, various
transit proposals should be analyzed and taken to public meetings
to determine their general acceptance and political feasibility.

The Board instructed its General Manager and Chief Engineer,
working with its consulting engineers, Parsons Brinckerhoff-Tudor-
Bechtel, to analyze the mass transit recommendations of the Voorhees
Report and to compare them with the regional rapid transit system
proposed earlier by MARTA. They are then to produce a recommenda-
tion for a system which will include the best elements of both
proposals. The Board asked that this analysis be completed for
presentation at the MARTA Board Meeting on August 5th. Following
this meeting, it is expected that this analysis will be presented
to the AATS Technical Coordinating Committee, the AATS Policy Com-
mittee, and at public meetings.

In assigning this work to the engineers, the Board agreed
that this approach is in agreement with the resolution of the AATS
Policy Committee of May 22, 1969 in which MARTA was asked to develop
further specific information in connection with those recommendations
of the Voorhees Report involving rapid transit.

Resignation of John C. Staton

Mr. Blount advised the members that Mr. John C. Staton had
also resigned from the Board because extensive travel commitments
made it impossible for him to attend regular Board meetings. It
was with regret that Mr. Staton had found it necessary to take this
action since he had contributed tremendously to the rapid transit

Mr. Blount advised that if it was agreeable to the Members
he would be glad to serve as Acting Chairman of the Authority until
an election could be held after the two new directors are appointed.
This action was enthusiastically approved by the Members present,

Report of Counsel

Mr. Huie stated that several legislators had asked him if
MARTA was planning to seek a new source of local funds for alloca-
tion to rapid transit. He suggested that the Board consider a
study of possible sources with the view of eventually recommending
a specific source being earmarked for rapid transit.


Mr. Blount adjourned the meeting at 4:20 P.M.

Next Meeting

August 5, 1969. CD nun 4y Aegd

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