Closer Look: Gwinnett County Transit Update; MARTA Lawsuit; And More | WABE 90.1 FM

Closer Look: Gwinnett County Transit Update; MARTA Lawsuit; And More

Aug 9, 2017

Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announcing that Irving Consumer Products plans to  invest $400 million dollars in Macon-Bibb County. 
  • 2:01: Gwinnett County Transit has established the Connect Gwinnett: Transit Plan to review all fixed route and paratransit services and identify future needs. We speak to Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash and Director of Transportation Alan Chapman about the plan and its goals.
  • 20:52: As Georgia’s film industry expands, safety concerns are being raised amid accidents — some fatal — taking place on film sets. A stuntwoman who goes by the name Jadie speaks about industry safety issues.
  • 38:43: Some members of the disabled community are suing MARTA. They say the paratransit service is unreliable and in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We spoke with attorney Georgia Lord, who is representing some of the complainants; Synge Tyson, an orientation and mobility specialist on faculty at Georgia Tech; and engineer Vincent Martin.

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