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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.

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.
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