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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.

Happy New Year!

We are excited about the challenges and possibilities the year 2008 brings. Thank you to so many of you for contributing your time, talents, and dollars to our 2007 efforts.

Over the course of 2007 we:

1) Actively advocated the extension of the MARTA operating agreement to 40 years

2) Opposed the Regional Transportation Plan\'s underinvestment in transit

3) Supported the Transit Planning Board\'s transit expansion plan

4) Launched our Online Transit Trip Planner http://trip.atltransit.com

November 28: Online Trip Planner Launch Events

Inc.

Plan your Transit/Bicycle/Walking Trips Online

Citizens for Progressive Transit is unveiling its latest project, an online trip itinerary planner for the Atlanta region, focusing on transit, bicycle, and walking trips:

http://trip.atltransit.com

CfPT Happy Hour September 25

Please join us for lots of fun and even a few words of wisdom at our September Happy Hour. The event begins at 6:00pm at Raging Burrito, whose Tuesday drink specials are:

$5 frozen margarita pints.

$2.75 pint/$9.50 a pitcher for Sweetwater 420, IPA, Hummer Blue, and Roadtrip. (Please excuse the non-transit oriented beer names).

Envision 6 Plan: Make us all drive more

The Atlanta Regional Commission is preparing to vote on its latest Regional Transportation Plan, dubbed "Envision 6."

Seven years ago the Atlanta Regional Commission passed a forward thinking, visionary plan for transportation and development in Atlanta. After decades of subsidizing car dependent development, the region adopted a plan favoring car-optional communities. The 2000 Regional Transportation Plan included extensive commuter rail lines and expansion of MARTA’s heavy rail system. It included money for Livable Centers Initiative planning and implementation.
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