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.
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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.

Happy Hour on the New Electric Streetcar Line

Date: Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Hosted by: Citizens for Progressive Transit (CfPT)

Location: Noni's Italian Deli & Bar, 357 Edgewood Ave Atlanta GA

The Streetcar is coming!

And it's not just for tourists.

The last time electric streetcars traveled on rails in Atlanta, entire neighborhoods and business districts sprung up around them.

We Won in Clayton County!

Clayton County has voted overwhelmingly to join MARTA and invest a new one cent sales tax in buses and commuter rail!

The final vote was 67 percent in favor of MARTA!

The vote is not binding, but for the first time in nearly four decades, voters in a metro Atlanta county have approved a way to pay for buses and commuter rail!

Many of you receiving this email are responsible.

Thank you for your contributions to the campaign.

Thank you for phone banking.

Thank you for emailing, twittering, Facebooking and blogging.

MARTA in Clayton Posters and Fliers

They are here! Great new ways to get the word out about the Clayton election on November 2.

Please help us get the word out!

The November 2 election is a powerful way to send a message in favor of quality bus and rail projects.

Please click on the links below to print out posters and fact sheets:

Clayton Fact Sheet

Vote for Transit Poster

New York Times on Clayton Transit

The loss of transit service in Clayton County continues to garner national attention.

Click here to see the New York Times article.

This terrible situation has a solution. Clayton County can vote in a non-binding referendum to join MARTA. A majority "Yes" vote would support efforts to bring a binding vote on rail and bus later.

Please support the effort to bring rail and bus to Clayton County.
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