MARTA Posts First Profit in Nine Years

ATLANTA — The city’s mass transit system has posted its first operating profit in nine years, it announced today.

For fiscal year 2005-06, MARTA finished in the black by $19 million, The Associated Press reported. Officials has expected an $18 million loss.

"It’s a very positive picture going into the future," AP quoted Richard McCrillis, MARTA’s interim general manager, as saying. "MARTA has its financial picture together."