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What's New @ CfPT 

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.

Paving the American Dream . . . Or Solutions from our Living Economy

Two big events are happening this weekend. The choice about which one to attend is actually not difficult.


Beltline Rail Rally Sept 5

WHO: You!
WHAT: Rally for Beltline Rail
WHEN: Noon, Tuesday, September 5 (before MARTA’s 1:15pm Board Meeting)
WHERE: MARTA Headquarters next to Lindbergh MARTA Station
WHY: Because friends don’t let friends build roads on the Beltline

MARTA is about to select the “Locally Preferred Alternative” for the Beltline. This is a major step in the federal funding process.

Citizens tour Transit-Oriented Developments

The Sierra Club sponsored a tour of Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) on Saturday, August 12.

The event was well-attended with roughly 35 attendees, many of whom didn\'t regularly use MARTA transit services. The tour included visiting Lindbergh Center as an example of a large-scale TOD and to provide a historical perspective of TODs within the Atlanta area.

Rail is Better for Beltline

From Citizens for Progressive Transit's Equal Time Column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 16, 2006:

Buses are an essential part of Atlanta’s transportation system but, as an overwhelming majority of attendees at MARTA's public hearings urged, light rail is the right choice for the Beltline. Transit on the Beltline must fit into the context of the neighborhoods
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