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CfPT's June 2015 Newsletter

Save America's Mass Transit

TAKE ACTION by April 29 at http://www.protectgeorgia.org/?tdburl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Econgressweb%2E...

Recent bills now in Congress would gut mass transit systems across America. The federal government spends most of its transportation dollars on highways already. But several Congressmen are trying to make the imbalance worse.

PROBLEM: Congressmen have sponsored bills that slash all public transit funding and would make 100 percent of federal transportation dollars devoted only to cars. One of the bills is entitled the "DRIVE Act" (H.R. 1461) even though driving is already the only option for most Americans. Another bill, the "Highway Restoration Act of 2015" (H.R. 1551), would phase out all federal mass transit funding over five years.

SOLUTION: We need the federal government to balance transportation funding between roads and rail. Tell Congress to gradually increase local transit and intercity rail funding until we have adequate local transit service and passenger rail between cities.

MORE INFORMATION: Gas tax money should go to both roads and rail. Having more transportation options benefits everyone whether they have a car or not. Balancing the federal gas tax between roads and rails would be an effective way to remedy the national lack of transportation options.

ACTION NEEDED: Contact your U.S. Senators and Representatives: Tell them to oppose the DRIVE Act and similar bills and to support a better balance between roads and rail.

DEADLINE FOR RESPONDING: Take action by April 29, 2015 on the Protect Georgia Website http://www.protectgeorgia.org/?tdburl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Econgressweb%2E...

Guided Streetcar Tour Feb 7

What: Guided Streetcar Tour

Meeting Spot: Peachtree Center streetcar stop at Peachtree St. & Ellis St.

Our Guide: Tom Weyandt

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015

Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Atlanta's streetcars are rolling! Whether you have ridden them or not, we hope you will join Citizens for Progressive Transit for a tour on Saturday, February 7.

Clayton Voters Say "Yes" to MARTA

Excitement was in the air last night as transit supporters watched election returns in Clayton County. For the first time since 1971, voters have said "Yes" to MARTA.

With votes counted in 59 of 60 precincts, it appears that 74 percent of Clayton voters said "Yes" to buses and the chance to build commuter rail.

After decades as a two-county system in Fulton and DeKalb, the nation's ninth largest transit system now belongs to the citizens of three counties.

We will be better connected to each other across our region and our citizens will do great things together because of it.

Vote Tuesday on MARTA

Find your polling place: http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

What's happening: On November 4, 2014, Clayton County voters will decide whether to join MARTA to begin bus and, if possible, rail service.

The investment: The one cent sales tax would raise about $46 million a year in Clayton County.
 
The benefits: The one cent sales tax would pay for a mix of local bus routes, paratransit, and either bus rapid transit or commuter rail in:
● Riverdale ● College Park ● Forest Park   ● Morrow
● Jonesboro ● Lovejoy and other Clayton communities.
 
The ballot question: “Clayton County has executed a contract with Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, dated as of July 5, 2014. Shall this contract be approved? _____YES _____NO”

Clayton Bus & Rail Map: https://www.facebook.com/CfPTAtlanta/photos/pb.129277750529739.-22075200...

Key Documents:

MARTA-Clayton Contract (16 pages):
http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2014-07-05-Execute...

MARTA Clayton Extension Engineering Report (with more maps) (40 pages):
http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/MARTA-FULL-PENNY-E...

Click Here for Tuesday Polling Locations: http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

What you can do: Call Jessica! Help distribute educational materials about the vote on MARTA. Contact Jessica at (770) 907-4983. Leave a voice mail if she is out talking to voters. Or stop by the Friends of Clayton Transit Education Center 6483 GA Highway 85 Riverdale, Georgia 30296.

Voted Yet?

What's happening: On November 4, 2014, Clayton County voters will decide whether to join MARTA to begin bus and, if possible, rail service.

Early Voting Began: Monday, October 13, 2014

Early Voting Ends: Friday, October 31, 2014

Saturday & Sunday Voting: October 25 - 26, 2014

Main Early Voting Location: (770) 477-3372
Elections & Registration Office
121 S. McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236

More Polling Places: http://www.mygavote.com

The investment: The one cent sales tax would raise about $46 million a year in Clayton County.
 
The benefits: The one cent sales tax would pay for a mix of local bus routes, paratransit, and either bus rapid transit or commuter rail in:
● Riverdale ● College Park ● Forest Park   ● Morrow
● Jonesboro ● Lovejoy and other Clayton communities.
 
The ballot question: “Clayton County has executed a contract with Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, dated as of July 5, 2014. Shall this contract be approved? _____YES _____NO”

Clayton Bus & Rail Map: http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2025-Bus.jpg

Key Documents:

MARTA-Clayton Contract (16 pages):
http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2014-07-05-Execute...

MARTA Clayton Extension Engineering Report (with more maps) (40 pages):
http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/MARTA-FULL-PENNY-E...

Click Here for Advance Voting Dates & Locations: http://www.mygavote.com

What you can do: Call Jessica! Help distribute educational materials about the vote on MARTA. Contact Jessica at (770) 907-4983. Leave a voice mail if she is out talking to voters. Or stop by the Friends of Clayton Transit Education Center 6483 GA Highway 85 Riverdale, Georgia 30296.

Voting Starts Monday

What's happening: On November 4, 2014, Clayton County voters will decide whether to join MARTA to begin bus and, if possible, rail service.

Early Voting Starts: Monday, October 13, 2014

Early Voting Ends: Friday, October 31, 2014

Saturday & Sunday Voting: October 25 - 26, 2014

Main Early Voting Location: (770) 477-3372
Elections & Registration Office
121 S. McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236

More Polling Places: http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/

The investment: The one cent sales tax would raise about $46 million a year in Clayton County.
 
The benefits: The one cent sales tax would pay for a mix of local bus routes, paratransit, and either bus rapid transit or commuter rail in:
● Riverdale ● College Park ● Forest Park   ● Morrow
● Jonesboro ● Lovejoy and other Clayton communities.
 
The ballot question: “Clayton County has executed a contract with Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, dated as of July 5, 2014. Shall this contract be approved? _____YES _____NO”

Clayton Bus & Rail Map: http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2025-Bus.jpg

Key Documents:

MARTA-Clayton Contract (16 pages):
http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2014-07-05-Execute...

MARTA Clayton Extension Engineering Report (with more maps) (40 pages):
http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/MARTA-FULL-PENNY-E...

Click Here for Advance Voting Dates & Locations: http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/departments/elections-and-registration/ad...

What you can do: Call Jessica! Help distribute educational materials about the vote on MARTA. Contact Jessica at (770) 907-4983. Leave a voice mail if she is out talking to voters. Or stop by the Friends of Clayton Transit Education Center 6483 GA Highway 85 Riverdale, Georgia 30296.

Volunteer to Educate Voters

What's happening: On November 4, 2014, Clayton County voters will decide whether to join MARTA to begin bus and, if possible, rail service.

What you can do: Call Jessica! Help distribute educational materials about the vote on MARTA. Contact Jessica at (770) 907-4983. Leave a voice mail if she is out talking to voters. Or stop by the Friends of Clayton Transit Education Center 6483 GA Highway 85 Riverdale, Georgia 30296.

Register to vote by: October 6, 2014

Register Online to Vote at: http://MyGAVote.com

The investment: The one cent sales tax would raise about $46 million a year in Clayton County.
 
The benefits: The one cent sales tax would pay for a mix of local bus routes, paratransit, and either bus rapid transit or commuter rail in:
● Riverdale ● College Park ● Forest Park   ● Morrow
● Jonesboro ● Lovejoy and other Clayton communities.
 
The ballot question: “Clayton County has executed a contract with Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, dated as of July 5, 2014. Shall this contract be approved? ____Yes ____No”

Clayton Bus & Rail Map: http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2025-Bus.jpg

Key Documents:

MARTA-Clayton Contract (16 pages):
http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2014-07-05-Execute...

MARTA Clayton Extension Engineering Report (with more maps) (40 pages):
http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/MARTA-FULL-PENNY-E...

Click Here to Register to vote: http://MyGAVote.com

Help Someone Register to Vote on MARTA

What's happening: On November 4, 2014, Clayton County voters will decide whether to join MARTA to begin bus and, if possible, rail service.

What you can do: Let a friend or relative use your computer or smart phone to register to vote.

Register to vote by: October 6, 2014

Register to Vote Online at: http://MyGAVote.com

The investment: The one cent sales tax would raise about $46 million a year in Clayton County.
 
The benefits: The one cent sales tax would pay for a mix of local bus routes, paratransit, and either bus rapid transit or commuter rail in:
● Riverdale ● College Park ● Forest Park   ● Morrow
● Jonesboro ● Lovejoy and other Clayton communities.
 
The ballot question: “Clayton County has executed a contract with Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, dated as of July 5, 2014. Shall this contract be approved?”

Clayton Bus & Rail Map: http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2025-Bus.jpg

Key Documents:

MARTA-Clayton Contract (16 pages):
http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2014-07-05-Execute...

MARTA Clayton Extension Engineering Report (with more maps) (40 pages):
http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/MARTA-FULL-PENNY-E...

Click Here to Register to vote: http://MyGAVote.com

Register & Vote on MARTA

What's happening: On November 4, 2014, Clayton County voters will decide whether to join MARTA to begin bus and, if possible, rail service.

What you can do: Let a friend or relative use your computer or smart phone to register to vote.

Register to vote by: October 6, 2014

Register Online to Vote at: http://MyGAVote.com

The investment: The one cent sales tax would raise about $46 million a year in Clayton County.
 
The benefits: The one cent sales tax would pay for a mix of local bus routes, paratransit, and either bus rapid transit or commuter rail in:
● Riverdale ● College Park ● Forest Park   ● Morrow
● Jonesboro ● Lovejoy and other Clayton communities.
 
The ballot question: “Clayton County has executed a contract with Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, dated as of July 5, 2014. Shall this contract be approved?”

Clayton Bus & Rail Map: http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2025-Bus.jpg

Key Documents:

MARTA-Clayton Contract (16 pages):
http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2014-07-05-Execute...

MARTA Clayton Extension Engineering Report (with more maps) (40 pages):
http://www.junctionatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/MARTA-FULL-PENNY-E...

Click Here to Register to vote: http://MyGAVote.com

Click Here for Advance Voting Dates & Locations: http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/departments/elections-and-registration/ad...

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