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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...

Help with Clayton MARTA Vote

The Visualize World Class Transit in Atlanta map drew many of us to Citizens for Progressive Transit.

The map shows commuter rail lines fanning out from Atlanta in all directions. It has rail transit on Atlanta streets and the Beltline. The vision includes better connections to Amtrak and light rail lines to key destinations.

Our region should make this vision a reality.

In November, Clayton County voters will decide whether to fill in another part of the vision. Voters will decide whether to invest a penny sales tax in MARTA. If voters approve, new bus service and a commuter rail line on the "World Class Transit" map could run to several cities.

We need to provide voters with good quality, accurate information before they vote. We need to do this pretty quickly. The vote on MARTA is only three months away.

We could use your help to get information to voters. With your donation, we can print more materials, buy more advertising, and get the word out to more people. Please contribute to Citizens for Progressive Transit today.

Please make your check payable to "Citizens for Progressive Transit" and mail it to:

Citizens for Progressive Transit
P.O. Box 56306
Atlanta, GA 30343

Or, if you prefer, you can click here to give online.

http://www.cfpt.org/join

Thank you for all that you do.

Register to Vote on MARTA

What's happening: On November 4, 2014, Clayton County voters will decide whether to join MARTA.

Register to vote by: October 6, 2014

Register to Vote Online at: https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/#no-back-button

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: https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/#no-back-button

Voters Get to Decide!

Voters Will Decide November 4 whether to join MARTA. On Saturday, July 5, the Clayton County Commission voted 3-1 to approve a contract MARTA approved earlier in the week.

The contract would let MARTA run buses in Clayton County and begin construction of a rail line or other high capacity service (like Bus Rapid Transit).

Thank you to everyone who made this possible!

For more information, go to: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/07/clayton-commission-vote-3-to-1-to-...

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