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.
What's New @ CfPT 

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

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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.

SAVE THE BELTLINE!

The Beltline is in trouble! The Atlanta Regional Commission is proposing to do away with federal funding for the west side of the Beltline. Under the proposed Envision 6 Regional Transportation Plan, no federal money would go to the northwest or southwest quadrants of the Beltline.

The full board of the Atlanta Regional Commission is likely to vote on the Envision 6 Regional Transportation Plan in September. Let the ARC know to keep federal funding for the whole Beltline!

Forum on Regional Transportation Plan July 18

Want more tranportation choices? Please join us on July 18 to learn about Envision 6, the proposed 25-year regional transportation plan, and to participate in a lively conversation between planners and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit advocates.

Wednesday, July 18
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Atlanta-Fulton Central Library
Lower Level
1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta

The library is across the street from the
SW exit of the Peachtree Center MARTA station

Forty more years of transit in Atlanta!

DeKalb County has today joined the City of Atlanta in agreeing to continue the MARTA one penny sales tax to the year 2047.

This is wonderful news for a region struggling with the effects of decades of excessive road subsidies and incentives to drive a car.

The agreement approved today also allows MARTA to construct the transit portion of the Beltline.

CfPT Calls on Counties, City to Renew Commitment to MARTA

Citizens for Progressive Transit, a group of transit riders and advocates, issued a call today for the City of Atlanta, DeKalb County, and Fulton County to extend the intergovernmental agreement that created MARTA.

“MARTA gives Atlanta, Fulton and DeKalb competitive advantages that no other region in the South can match,” said Lee Biola, President of the transit advocacy group. Biola pointed to booming real estate and job development near MARTA rail stations in Downtown, Midtown, Lindbergh, Buckhead, Chamblee, and Decatur.

Happy Hour Celebrating Public Spaces on March 22

(RESCHEDULED from an earlier date)

Many of life’s greatest moments take place in public.

From neighborhood festivals, concerts, and rallies to random encounters with friends and acquaintances out for a stroll. While private space is necessary and important, public space allows us to enjoy the best of living in an urban environment.
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