ATLANTA — The "yellow" train line in Atlanta is now going to be called the "gold" line after members of the local Asian community complained that it was racially insensitive.
The Metro Atlanta Regional Transit Authority, known as MARTA, announced the change Thursday. MARTA recently renamed its train lines with colors – yellow, red, blue and green.
The yellow line went to Doraville in the northeast suburbs, an area that has a large Asian population.
MARTA CEO Beverly Scott is set to meet Friday with leaders from the Asian community. The leaders said they have been pushing since November to name the train line "gold."
Helen Kim, with the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, says she is thrilled and that the Asian community feels like their voices have finally been heard.
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