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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.

Please Take Action to Bring Bus and Rail to Clayton County


Clayton County Commissioners must act quickly to give voters a binding vote on new bus and rail service.

The Problem: Georgians need permanent ways to get out of traffic, improve air quality, and reduce dependence on oil. Expanding rail and bus options would attract walkable economic development and give Georgians travel choices other than cars.

Will Clayton County Let Voters Decide on MARTA?

July 20, 2010: No vote on MARTA in Clayton on this day. House Bill 1446 called for July 20 vote, but the bill was not signed 60 days in advance of election as required by law. So vote is delayed until November.

November 2, 2010: Clayton County voters will give their opinion in a non-binding poll whether to join MARTA. The Clayton County Board of Commissioners has the power to allow voters a real vote with force of law in November instead of just a poll, but commissioners indicate they will not allow this.

Vote for Transit in Clayton County Fundraiser

Date: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Shout! Restaurant

1197 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Ga 30361

This November, Clayton County will vote on a referendum to join MARTA. We need to get the word out to Clayton voters about the benefits of passing this referendum, and send a message to the rest of metro Atlanta that both bus and rail options are finally on the way!

Clayton County Commuter Rail Closer to Reality

ATLANTA - Mass transit advocates are celebrating Governor Sonny Perdue's signature of a bill that will allow a Clayton County vote on whether to invest a one cent sales tax in rail and bus service.

The Governor's office announced late Friday that Perdue had signed House Bill 1446.

“I am excited for the people of Clayton County and for all of us in Georgia,” said Lee Biola, president of Citizens for Progressive Transit. “Commuter rail stations would support town centers that are walkable and livable. This would give people a reliable way out of traffic.”
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