Georgia: MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker Dies by Suicide After Stepping in Front of Train

Yahoo!: Jeffrey Parker, the CEO and general manager of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, has died, according to members of the MARTA Board of Directors.

Bill Floyd, a member of the MARTA Board of Directors, confirmed that Parker died on Friday after stepping in front of a train at the East Lake MARTA station in Decatur, Georgia, according to Decaturish.com.

According to the MARTA website, Parker had over 35 years of experience in both the private and public sectors of the transportation industry. He first assumed the role of CEO and general manager in March 2018 and was recently helping MARTA take on its “most ambitious transit expansion and modernization program since its founding forty years ago.” more here

26 Comments on Georgia: MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker Dies by Suicide After Stepping in Front of Train

  1. Live by the train, die by the train…

    …it’s a testament to his belief in the system he built that he was confident the train wouldn’t stall when it hit him, tho…

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  2. That said, are we sure he wasn’t pushed?

    After all, he may have angered a Clinton,

    Or had a copy of Ashley Biden’s diary.

    Or a copy of the John Roberts pictures from Epstein Island…

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  3. Strange. How did they know it was suicide and not lack of paying attention because he was reading a text on his phone?

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  4. Yup, I am not looking to commit suicide, but I suppose stepping in front of a train would be quick.

    I can understand the thought process. I have been diagnosed as depressed. But, I would never contemplate suicide. Why is the blue h – e – double hockey sticks would you leave those who love you, and even remotely know you with that stigma.

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  5. I guess We’ll have to go from “Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta” to

    “Mangling Aryans Rapidly through Atlanta”

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  6. I know a former CTO of MARTA. She got out alive, but the deep despair which emanated from her when recounting the deadwood, nepotism and incompetence of MARTA management and the utter futility of firing anyone still makes me shiver occasionally. Poor Mr. Parker. Not everyone can carry the weight of the Third World.

    Like the gambler said, know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, know when to run. And stay the hell away from the train.

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  7. I saw a guy who killed himself with a freight train. Laid down on the railroad tracks at night just around a bend, left a note in his car and everything. Sectioned him up pretty good, not evenly tho, maybe he tried to move at the last minute. Wasn’t as cleanly chopped as you’d think, it probably hurt, but not for long. Still, you’d have to be pretty comitted or very drunk to just lay there until this giant mass of rumbling steel discs you into convenient pieces, I didn’t get to see the note so I don’t know what sucked so bad in his life that makes being Ginsu’d by rolling stock a happy alternative…

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  8. No I’m serious. I have no plans of googling the sumbitch either.

    I don’t watch the news. It ain’t baseball season….so…no idea why I would ever hear his voice.

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  9. Add jumping in front of a train to Lt. Frank Drebin’s list: “ A parachute not opening… that’s a way to die. Getting caught in the gears of a combine… having your nuts bit off by a Laplander, that’s the way I wanna go!”

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  10. Arrogance is Blinding,

    Al does not bother me.

    BUT

    Joe Buck “The Little Dumb Fuck” & Troy “Ate Man” really suck!
    Just shit.

    I like Romo as an commentator.

    Cheers.

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  11. The Marta stations are crisscrossed with cameras. There should be a video. I have a hard time believing he offed himself by jumping in front of a train.

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  12. I recall a case in Colorado where a guy with a terminal disease that happened to be a photography nut, set up a camera to record his suicide by train when he laid his head across a rail…now THAT was creative!

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