Passenger Transport August 2017 Vol 75 No 15 - 24

Awesome Atlanta Has It All
ATL's Bustling Nightlife, Diverse Restaurants,
Quiet Neighborhoods, Hiking Trails
AS YOU MAKE PLANS to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting & EXPO,

© 2017, Gene Phillips, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com

2017 ANNUAL MEETING & EXPO PREVIEW

be sure to schedule some time to enjoy Atlanta's rich, diverse city life.
From things to do and places to see to off-the-beaten-path restaurants,
quiet neighborhoods and other "can't-miss" spots, Atlanta has it all.
Passenger Transport asked the experts-staff at the Metropolitan Atlanta
SkyView Atlanta, a 200-foot Ferris wheel, is among the highlights of Atlanta's
Centennial Olympic Park.
Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)-for their insider recommendations to
help make your visit fun as well as educational.
Here's how they finished this sentence: "No trip to Atlanta is complete without ..."
For some MARTA staff members, one
"insider recommendation" just wasn't
Try these suggestions for finding a quiet oasis in a busy city:
enough to convey their civic pride:

©2014, Gene Phillips, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com

... a stroll through Historic Oakland Cemetery. Less
than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta,
Oakland Cemetery, a hidden treasure, a secret sanctuary, welcomes you. This garden cemetery, founded in
1850, is the final resting place of many of Atlanta's settlers, builders and most noted citizens like Bobby Jones,
Margaret Mitchell and Maynard Jackson. It is also a

showplace of sculpture and architecture and a botanical
preserve with ancient oaks and magnolias.
Here in this peaceful place the full scope of the city's
rich and fascinating history unfolds before you. Historic
Oakland Foundation offers 17 special topic tours that
explore a range of subjects, from the African American
grounds to Victorian symbolism and beyond.
- Debra Oliver, Senior Executive Administrator
... a tour of one of Atlanta's historic neighborhoods.
Atlanta Preservation Center offers guided walking
tours of several neighborhoods throughout the city,
including Inman Park, Atlanta's first planned residential development and an early streetcar suburb.
- Amanda Rhein, Senior Director, Transit Oriented
Development and Real Estate

The gate at Historic Oakland Cemetery.

24 | Passenger Transport

... stopping and smelling the roses at the Atlanta
Botanical Gardens! You get a two for one special by
looking at beautiful flowers and a panoramic view of
the midtown Atlanta skyline at Piedmont Park!
- Onyinye Akujuo, Director, Grant Programs

... a SkyView Atlanta ride [the 200-foot Ferris wheel in
Centennial Olympic Park] ... having a cupcake from
CamiCakes ... listening to Dr. Charles Stanley speak at
First Baptist Church of Atlanta ... eating fried chicken
at South City Kitchen Midtown.
- Leeshu Kennedy, Government Affairs Officer
... experiencing a part of civil rights history by visiting
the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church ... watching the conveyor
belt at the Krispy Kreme on Ponce de Leon Avenue and
then enjoying a hot fresh original glazed donut. Yum!
- Luisa Thompson, Department Administrator,
Planning
... a day visiting all of the historic sites to learn the history of the beautiful city of Atlanta.
- Esmailyn Frias, Customer Information Operator

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