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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.

Bills Should Let Voters Expand Public Transit

Citizens for Progressive Transit congratulates the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Former Department of Transportation Chairman David Doss and other groups for advancing the conversation about funding transportation. The Chamber has introduced a bill in the General Assembly (HB 434) that, with a few revisions, may finally give voters a direct say on long sought transit projects. Mr. Doss, of the Department of Transportation, proposes a bill that, unfortunately, will not allow for meaningful expansion of transportation choices.

MR. DOSS\' BILL (Not yet numbered)

This Valentines Day, Show Your Love for Commuter Rail

Join us as we lobby for Commuter Rail at the State Capitol on Wednesday, February 14, 2007. The schedule:

8:30am: Orientation -- across the street from Capitol at Central Presbyterian Church (Rand Chapel)

9:30am-11:30am: Join The Brain Train Group at Capitol (including a rally at 10:00am)

On February 14, give your Valentine the gift of Commuter Rail. Let legislators know their constituents care about permanent congestion relief. Commuter rail from Macon to Atlanta to Athens is a real possibility, but only if we push.

Happy Hour on January 17

Location: Oz Pizza East Point, 2805 Main Street, East Point, GA

When: Wednesday, January 17, 6:30pm

The General Assembly is back in town. Come hear what\'s ahead under the Gold Dome and visit with your favorite transit supporters at our first Happy Hour of the year!

Sierra Club Lobbyists Neill Herring and Mark Woodall will be speaking. These guys know about all the backroom maneuvrings related to transportation legislation. Come learn what they know.

How to Save $100 a Month

Contributed by MARTA rider Craig Oliver:

Transit not Toll Tunnels

Citizens for Progressive Transit, a nonprofit organization advocating from the riders’ perspective in transit planning, called Wednesday on state, regional, and local leaders to make long studied transit projects a reality. The transit group’s action coincides with a proposal by road proponents to dig massive, double decked highway tunnels under the City of Atlanta.

The Pub T'rawl (MARTA Pub Crawl)

The Tenth Pub T'rawl (formerly known as the MARTA Pub Crawl) will be The Sun Republic's inaugural event. The Pub T'rawl will still take place on MARTA trains, as matter of fact, T'rawl is short for Transit Crawl.

Happy Hour on the Beltline October 18

CfPT\'s October 18 Happy Hour is focused on the Beltline - what has happened so far, how we can stay involved, how and when the plans will be implemented, and how the Beltline relates to the bigger picture of public transportation in Atlanta.

Location: Fritti Restaurant, 309 N Highland Ave, Atlanta, GA
When: Wednesday, October 18, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Phone: (404) 880-9559

CfPT Welcomes Flexcar to Atlanta

Last Friday, September 22 (World Car-Free Day, as it happens), saw the addition of a critical new piece of the transportation puzzle in Atlanta -- Flexcar, a leading national carsharing service. Currently, about 30 cars have been placed at key locations around downtown, Midtown, Georgia Tech, and the Emory/CDC area, and this number is expected to grow.
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