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November 3, 2011

November 9 Georgia Transportation Summit

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November 9 Georgia Transportation Summit

November 3 Transportation Investment Act Information Session

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November 3 Atlanta Area Technical College 6:00 -8:00pm Transportationion Investment Act information session sponsored by the Partnership for Southern Equity  

September 29, 2011

Clayton May Reallocate Funds to Rail

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We need your support tonight: Board Room Clayton County Board of Commissioners Clayton County Administration Building 112 Smith St. Jonesboro, GA 30236 770-477-3208 If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can still participate online or tune in to channel 23 to watch on television. At tonight’s final Public Meeting, Eldrin Bell [...]

September 15, 2011

9 Reasons Why Rail Transit Makes Sense for Metro Atlanta

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Metro Atlanta and the entire state of Georgia will miss out on a great opportunity if Georgia Commuter Rail is not added to the Regional Roundtable’s transportation project list. Fair Share for Transit, an organization that supports Georgia Commuter Rail, provides the below reasons to explain why rail transit makes sense for Georgia: 1. Polls, [...]

August 18, 2011

To Our Supporters: We Can’t Stop Now

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We’re pleased to share that important elements of the Georgia Commuter Rail project were selected for the Middle Georgia and Three Rivers Regional Roundtable project lists on Monday!  While the Atlanta-to-Griffin rail line is not on the list recommended by the executive committee of the Atlanta Roundtable, Atlanta leaders and organizations (including ARC, GRTA, GDOT and [...]

August 2, 2011

The Regional Roundtables’ Impact on Commuter Rail

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There is no better time for a commuter rail system in Georgia than now. Thanks to our supporters, we’ve raised the chances of rail being placed on the Georgia Department of Transportation’s constrained projects list.  As we continue to advocate for commuter rail, however, it’s important to keep the role of the Regional Roundtables in [...]

July 18, 2011

An Important Conversation about Transportation

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Christopher Leinberger, a leading expert in transportation policy and urban development, will discuss transportation opportunities for Atlanta and Georgia on Wednesday. There are two opportunities to participate in this very important conversation: Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Centennial Tower, 101 Marietta Street, 26th floor, Atlanta Wednesday, 3 p.m., at the Marriott City Center, 240 Coliseum [...]

July 13, 2011

Studies Support Two Key Rail Projects

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After four studies, including an extensive economic analysis by the Brookings Institution in 2010, statewide stakeholders have devised a multi-year, multi-use, integrated rail plan that hinges on two major developments: the Atlanta Downtown Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal and the Atlanta-to-Macon passenger rail line. As the work progresses to determine the final list of transportation projects to [...]

June 15, 2011

All Aboard! Social on June 23, 2011

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All Aboard! The momentum is building for passenger rail in Georgia, and we’d like to thank the many friends and supporters who have rallied around the idea of an initial line from Macon to Atlanta.  With portions of the project included on the unconstrained project lists for Atlanta, Three Rivers and Middle Georgia, the line [...]

May 27, 2011

Rail Provides Opportunities for ‘Walkable Urban’ Housing

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The Atlanta-to-Macon passenger rail line presents a unique opportunity to address a gap in housing options offered in Georgia. The new preference among Millennials, and a segment of aging Baby Boomers, is for live-work-play environments referred to as “walkable urban” development. This type of development relies on a variety of transportation choices: rail and bus [...]

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