Monday, July 30, 2012

Atlanta should vote for #publictransit, the money will come back to you in so many ways.

"What TSPLOST will do for transit:
High Capacity Transit from Arts Center MARTA station to NW Atlanta and Cobb County :  $689M allocated for premium transit service between Acworth/Kennesaw/Town Center and Midtown's Arts Center Station.
MARTA State of Good Repair to improve performance, safety, and experience: $600M slated for critical upgrades to 30-year old assets including stations, tracks, communications equipment, train controls, passenger information and signage, tunnel and platform lighting, ventilation, and elevators and escalators. 
GRTA Xpress Bus Service: $95M allocated for continued operations.
Clayton County Bus Service: $100M tabbed for re-establishing this service.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT):$225 for South DeKalb BRT and $50M for Piedmont Road/Roswell Road BRT.
Clifton Corridor Rail Extension : $700M dedicated to MARTA line extension from Lindbergh Center to Emory University.
New Streetcar with connections to Midtown: $602M allocated for design and construction of the SW and SE segments of the BeltLine along with a cross-town connection that would provide direct access to Midtown."

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

HART Receives $9 Million in Grants | Representative Kathy Castor

HART Receives $9 Million in Grants | Representative Kathy Castor: "U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor announced today two grants totaling nearly $9 million being directed to Hillsborough Area Regional Transit. The grants will support jobs in our community.

“The awarding of these competitive grants to HART is great news,” Castor said. “Approximately $4 million will go toward replacing buses that run on diesel and vans that run on gas with compressed natural gas vehicles. These new vehicles will be good for our environment and will expand HART’s fleet, which is a welcome development for the thousands in our community who rely on public transportation to get to work.”"

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wake up! Gas & Oil Party hates #publictransit

Is the Wake County Board of Commissioner serving the public by blocking transit? | New Raleigh: "The GOP of the Wake County Board of Commissioners have haulted progress on the proposed Wake County transit plan.  What’s worse, they are preventing Wake voters from having our say – our vote -- on funding this important transportation system.  Commissioner Erv Portman recently asked other commissioners to hold a public hearing, and place a funding referendum on the November 2012 ballot, but the GOP of the commission voted down Portman’s motion without even discussing the matter.  The question is why?"

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