Welcome to cfpt.org, the official website of Citizens for Progressive Transit (CfPT). As Atlanta's grassroots transit advocacy organization, CfPT is committed to working with MARTA and regional leaders to help bring about comprehensive, long-term improvements to public transportation throughout the greater Atlanta region.
What's New @ CfPT 

Atlanta Regional Roundtable Tele-Town Halls

The Atlanta Regional Roundtable is hosting a series of town hall meetings by telephone this and next week. Each county will have it's own town hall meeting the ARC staff and the elected officials representing that county. Those joining the town halls will be allowed to ask questions as well as respond to poll questions being asked by the ARC. The number to join the town hall is 1-888-886-6603. The schedule for the town halls is below:

Telephone Townhall Meeting - Cherokee County
Tuesday, June 14th @ 6:00. Pin #16719. (Click "Read More" below to continue reading)

Moving to Opportunity in Cobb County: A Community Forum

Citizens for Progressive Transit has joined with the Livable Communities Coalition and the Partnership for Southern Equity to host a community forum in Cobb County to educate voters and riders about the Transportation Investment Act of 2012. Please join us Thursday, June 2nd, at 6:30 at the Cathedral at Turner Chapek AME in Marietta to learn more about the referendum. To RSVP for the event, please visit www.psequity.com.

MARTA Public Hearings

MARTA has once again proposed service changes and fare increases in response to the fiscal year 2011 budget. Public hearings will be held next week, on May 16th and 17th, around the metro region in regards to these changes. To find out more about the hearings and the proposed changes, visit MARTA online at: http://www.itsmarta.com/public-hearing-and-meetings.aspx

Fair Share for Transit Campaign

Citizens for Progressive Transit has joined the Livable Communities Coalition along with dozens of other groups to support the Fair Share for Transit campaign, an collaborative effort to ensure that funding for transit is represented in the Transportation Investment Act to be voted on in 2012 (Click Read More below to continue reading).

Let your voice be heard!

The Regional Roundtable, which will be deciding on the project list for the Transportation Investment Act to be voted on in 2012, wants your help as it prepares to make tough decisions.

They have released this survey asking the public to complete and tell them your transportation priorities for the future. The survey is available until May 15th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6BH86N5

Beltline Implementation Strategy: Be Involved!

Last week the Beltline attended CfPT's monthly board meeting to discuss their implementation strategy and which segments they are considering to submit to the TSPLOST project list. For the next few weeks, the Beltline will be hosting community meetings to gather public comment on these suggested segments in order to make their final decisions. (click "Read More" below to continue reading).

CfPT gears up to aid the TSPLOST vote in 2012

Municipalities are due to submit their project list to the ARC for inclusion in the TSPLOST referendum by March 30th and CfPT is partnering with the Livable Communities Coalition to kick off a campaign to impact the list and ensure that transit is well represented when it goes to vote. Keep an eye out on our website for future announcements concerning the campaign and a kickoff event close to the time for the deadline. (Click "Read More" below to continue reading)

A new direction for 2011

I am honored to be succeeding Lee Biola as president of Citizens for Progressive Transit. Lee has served the organization as president for five years and has helped to make CfPT an authority in transit issues. Thankfully he will be staying on our board to help guide us in the transition and offer his guidance. (Click "Read More" below to continue reading)

Thank You to our 2010 Contributors

Conductors ($120 and up)

Anonymous
Lee Biola
Scott Cailler
Ray Christman
Bruce Emory
Aaron Fowler
Douglas Hooker
Jon VanderMeer

Station Agents ($60 to $119)

Jennifer Ball
Jim Dexter
Corie Ferguson
Rebecca Watts Hull
John Maximuk
Caleb Racicot
Ashley Robbins
Caroline Tsuji

Strap Hangers ($30 to $59)

Katherine Allen
Andrea Bennett
Amelia Braeunig
Sara Cheshire
Shegale Crute
Scott Cullen
Paul Donsky
Scott Ehardt
David Emory
Amir Farokhi
Jared Feuer (Please Click "Read More" to see all contributors)

Please Attend Public Hearings on Electric Streetcar

Atlanta has won a grant for the first segment of an electric streetcar system running on rails. The first phase would run along Edgewood Ave, Auburn Ave and other downtown streets.

A citywide electric streetcar rail network could eventually include transit on the Beltline.

Please come to public hearings December 9 and 13 to support the new electric streetcar network.

Hearing information is in the Upcoming Events section on the right side of this web page.

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