10. Keith Parker

Illustration by Alex Fine
Illustration by Alex Fine

Focus Transportation, Politics
Age 49
In less than three years, Parker has transformed MARTA from a dysfunctional organization headed toward privatization into a well-run transit system that has fixed its budget woes and expanded into Clayton County.

All aboard Parker is now pushing for an unprecedented $8 billion expansion that includes three new rail lines and, more importantly, could fundamentally change the region.

Read our feature on Parker: The man who saved MARTA believes it can save us all. But first he needs us to get on board.

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This article originally appeared in our October 2015 issue.