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Thank you to our 2008 Contributors!

Conductors ($120 and up)

Anonymous
Jennifer Ball
Lee Biola
Marci Bozeman
Greg Hecht
Mason Hicks
Mark McClain
Pradyut Pokuri
Katie Sobush
Joe Winter


Station Agents ($60 to $119)

Kevin Camp
Permeil Dass
James Dexter
Sally Flocks
Dan Foth
Cheryl King
Michelle Marcus
Shelby Mayes
Joseph Seconder
Karen Viars


Strap Hangers ($30 to $59)

Anthony Ashley
Michael Black
Gabriel Charvat
Anna Cherry

New Transit Plan Approved

Transit Advocates Celebrate

Transit advocates are praising the Atlanta Regional Commission for approving Wednesday the most far-reaching public transit expansion plan in decades.

Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) board members voted Wednesday to approve the “Concept 3” plan created by the regional Transit Planning Board.

Click here to see Concept 3

December 2: New Transit Plan Celebration

A Toast to "Concept 3"

Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Shout, 1197 Peachtree Street

Sponsored by Zipcar, Inc http://www.zipcar.com

For the first time in many years, Metro Atlanta is on the verge of expanding quality public transit.

Candidates Respond to Transit Survey

We at Citizens for Progressive Transit are proud to provide the results of our 2008 candidate survey. This survey - a joint project with our friends at the Georgia Association of Railroad Passengers - asked candidates their positions on key transportation issues.

Many thanks to Jim Dexter for surveying the candidates and compiling their responses. Thanks also to the candidates for participating. We hope you will find the information useful as you decide for whom you will vote.

Please click on "continued" below to see the candidates\' responses.

Transit Advocates Hail Jump in Support for trains and buses in Gwinnett

” said Lee Biola president of Citizens for Progressive Transit. “Transit definitely has momentum on its side.”The numbers represent a shift from 1990

July 15: Gwinnett Votes on MARTA

Q: WHAT’S THE FASTEST WAY TO RAIL IN GWINNETT?

A: A VOTE FOR MARTA ON JULY 15

YOUR VOTE IS NEEDED!

Gwinnett Republican Ballot*
��Would you support the extension of the MARTA rail line into Gwinnett County which would include an additional one cent sales tax?

Gwinnett Democratic Ballot*
��Would you support a 1% sales tax increase to extend MARTA into Gwinnett County?

Polls open 7am-7pm on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Find your polling place:

Poll: Metro Atlantans Want More Public Transit

According to a survey conducted on behalf of the Transit Planning Board, the majority of registered voters in the 11-county metropolitan Atlanta study area expressed highly favorable views towards transit and are supportive of funding strategies that will make expanded regional bus and rail service a reality in the foreseeable future.

Such support bodes well for regional transit efforts being led by the Transit Planning Board. Most recently, these efforts have been focused on gathering public input for an expanded regional transit network, known as Concept 3.

Transit Advocates Accept Legislative Setback and Move On

but also expressed confidence that transit expansion plans will continue.“This is a setback

THIS ST. PATRICK\'S DAY BE GREEN - LOBBY FOR TRANSIT

MARCH 17, 2008:

STAND UP FOR CLEAN AIR, LESS DRIVING, EXPANDING PUBLIC TRANSIT

Breakfast, Citizen Lobbying, and Rally.

8:30-10:00am:
Breakfast, Citizen Lobbyists Training
Central Presbyterian Church
(201 Washington St SW Atlanta, GA 30303 - 1 block from the Georgia State MARTA Station)

10:00am-12:00 noon:
Citizen Lobbying at State Capitol

12:00-1:00pm:
Rally at State Capitol

1:30-2:30pm:
Debrief & celebration at Irish Bred Pub

Feb. 21: Happy Hour with the Lobbyists

What - Happy Hour with the Lobbyists

Who - Neill Herring and Cathy Woolard

Date - Thursday, February 21, 2008

Time - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Hosted by - Citizens for Progressive Transit

Location - Slice Downtown - 85 Poplar Street

Directions - Take MARTA to Peachtree Center Station (N1). Follow signs to library to exit southwest corner of station. Make a right on Forsyth Street and walk past library and Rialto Theatre. Make a right on Poplar St. Slice is at the corner of Fairlie St. and Poplar St.
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