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"Transportation Choice in 2010" Election Training

Date: Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

Location: Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington Street

It\'s an election year. Candidates are coming to ask for votes.

Help make 2010 the year candidates for Governor commit to transit, bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

We need every candidate we can get to support transportation alternatives.

Help us get commitments from every candidate!

An Action Plan for Transit in 2010

MARTA is further hampered by an unusual mandate that requires it to split local tax revenues evenly between operational and capital expenditures. While removal of the restriction would not resolve the financial crisis facing MARTA

Thank You to our 2009 Contributors

Conductors ($120 and up)

Jennifer Ball
Lee Biola
Scott Cailler
Bruce Emory
Greg Hecht
William M. McClain
Fred Smith
Joe Winter

Station Agents ($60 to $119)

Jack Bennett
Permeil Dass
David Emory
Shelby Mayes
Keith Piper
Pierce Adam Randall
Karen Viars
Rebecca Watts Hull

Strap Hangers ($30 to $59)

Michael Black
Wayne Bullock
Gabriel Charvat
Liz Coyle
Nilva Egana
Scott Ehardt
Peter Ernst

Tennessee and North Carolina Transit Funding Laws

This summer, Tennessee and North Carolina passed transit funding laws. They give local governments and regions all over the state tools they need to fund mass transit.

Take a look at these promising pieces of legislation:

Click here for a Summary of the Tennessee Law

Click here for the Actual Tennessee Law (pdf form)

North Carolina Passes Mass Transit Funding Bill

Georgia transit advocates envy neighboring state’s approach

ATLANTA - Georgia public transit advocates are congratulating their counterparts in neighboring North Carolina following that state’s approval late Monday night of a new way to fund mass transit.

North Carolina joins Tennessee, which passed a law earlier this year giving local governments the power to raise funds for mass transit.

“Georgia’s neighbors are giving their voters tools they can use to invest in the future,” said Lee Biola, president of Atlanta-based Citizens for Progressive Transit.

Stay Tuned on MARTA Developments

A committee of the Atlanta Regional Commission has proposed a possible solution that might keep MARTA running seven days a week.

This is terrific news for the short term. If approved, the proposed solution would buy more time for the state to correct the law that caused the current crisis. It is not a permanent solution.

The Atlanta Regional Commission should be commended for acting responsibly. The proposal could remove the need for the Governor to call a Special Session of the Georgia General Assembly.

Tell Governor Perdue to Prevent MARTA disaster

Ask Governor Perdue to Call a Special Session to Prevent MARTA Cuts

MARTA may have to cut all bus and train service on Fridays.

MARTA already has money it could use to keep running seven days a week, but Georgia law will not let that money be used for bus and train operations.

Georgia\'s General Assembly could have kept MARTA trains and buses running seven days a week without spending a single dime. It just needed to pass one law.

But it did not.
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