The fantastic folks at SouthEast Makers, a "community-driven platform aiming to document Atlanta’s new attitude toward technology, innovation and the human spirit," reached out to me about writing a piece on transit and tech in Atlanta. Little did they know, I am a public transit aficionado at heart, with an incredibly dorky love of tech and learning why traffic things work the way that they do, so I leapt at the chance.
They reached out to me last Thursday, and we set up a call for Friday.
Thursday night, the I-85 bridge collapsed, and my article suddenly became much more timely. My commute is now overflowing with first-time MARTA riders who have been unexpectedly impressed with the service. Winning!
I also happened to know where I could get beautifully lit photos of MARTA via the very creative David Ahn, so I immediately roped him into this as well. Finding the beauty in industrial structures takes a very good eye, y'all.
So check it out: