Health & Safety Project

Annual Contract for Asbestos and Industrial Hygiene Services

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Solution Overview


Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Business Challenge:

A large rapid-transit system company that manages hundreds of miles of track, railcars, and depots all while seeking to safeguard the health and safety of workers and riders.


MARTA has partnered with Apex to create and support a custom asbestos program and other comprehensive safety programs and training to accommodate work operations and promote workplace safety for over 20 years.


MARTA attained the goal of 25% Disadvantaged Business Enterprises participation throughout the last two contract periods.


The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), the eighth-largest rapid-transit system in the United States, contracted Apex Companies to perform asbestos surveys within over 5 million square feet of building and facility space.


MARTA has relied on Apex on an annual basis to provide asbestos consulting services for over two decades. Apex has been awarded this contract during an initial contract and four successive contract renewals. As part of our overall Occupational Health and Safety services to MARTA, we have conducted asbestos surveys within virtually every MARTA facility to include over 5 million square feet of building and facility space. In addition to asbestos surveys, Apex provides the following asbestos consulting services to MARTA on an annual basis:

  • Asbestos awareness training for hundreds of MARTA employees.
  • Technical specifications for the abatement of asbestos-containing materials within multiple MARTA facilities.
  • Comprehensive air sampling and reporting relating to asbestos abatement projects and worker and ambient regulatory standards.
  • Monitoring contractors’ activities during abatement activities to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Final visual inspections and final air clearance to document the completion of asbestos abatement/maintenance work.
  • Lead-based paint surveys at various rail stations.
  • Industrial hygiene sampling at various rail maintenance facilities.
  • Safety audits at various maintenance and other facilities.


The client has successfully managed its health and safety risks, proactively addressed challenges associated with its facilities, and also achieved its goal of 25% (or better) Disadvantaged Business Enterprises participation during the last two, 5-year contract periods.

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