The photographs in this collection were created during a survey grant sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The images document the development of Atlanta's rapid transit system (MARTA) from 1977-1978. They depict downtown Atlanta prior to the construction of MARTA, employees involved in the creation of MARTA, and the construction of the railway from its initial stages. Included are images documenting the demolition of buildings, construction of tunnels, overpasses and MARTA stations. There are also portraits of construction workers, geologists and engineers involved in building physical structures throughout the city.