Bridge connects State Farm to Dunwoody MARTA station

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Bridge connects State Farm to Dunwoody MARTA station

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A pedestrian bridge exits from the lobby of State Farm's Dunwoody office tower and connects to MARTA. A ribbon cutting for the walkway was held Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Photo credit: State Farm

A 100-foot pedestrian bridge now connects State Farm’s newest office tower to the Dunwoody MARTA station, giving employees a direct link from work to public transit.

State Farm and MARTA officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate the opening of the State Farm Park Center Bridge, which exits from the Park Center Building’s lobby, elevated one level from Hammond Drive.

“Park Center is transit oriented, providing connectivity to a number of options, including public transportation, to help facilitate and ease movement around the area,” said State Farm Operations Vice President Michael Holmes.

MARTA CEO Keith Parker said the partnership with State Farm reflects the kind of transit-oriented development that helps increase ridership.

About 10 percent of the building’s employees are already using MARTA to commute to work, according to the company.

A ribbon cutting for State Farm's pedestrian bridge to the Dunwoody MARTA station was held Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. From left: Alex Chambers, regional vice president for developer KDC; Michael Holmes, operations vice president for State Farm; Rukiya Thomas, MARTA chief of staff; and Justin Tomczak, media relations manager for State Farm. Photo credit: State Farm
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