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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.

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
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