Road Warrior Award
You’ve seen Adam Shumaker’s work if you follow @MARTA_explorer on Instagram. In addition to being a regular MARTA commuter, Adam is a lifelong transit advocate who even got married on MARTA!
Attracting the younger generation — more likely to both ride transit and use social media — presented a unique challenge for MARTA. Adam’s photos have helped tell MARTA’s story and familiarize non-riders with MARTA’s reach. His work has grown MARTA’s Instagram following organically to 2,000 followers and carved out a place for MARTA in metro Atlanta’s creative community. One of his @MARTA_explorer posts was even featured on CNN’s “Daily Share.”