Monday, July 16, 2012
Republican respondents cite higher taxes and lack of trust as reasons they oppose the transportation referendum.
Georgia Republican leaders responding to a Patch survey overwhelmingly oppose the regional transportation special local option sales tax -- a.k.a. TSPLOST -- in their regions and believe it will fail. Patch sent surveys to about 135 Republican Party activists, candidates and officeholders last week asking their opinions about the referendum for a one percent sales tax increase to fund road and transit projects. Just over 60 of them responded. The referendum to create a Transportation Local Option Sales Tax is split into 12 regional districts across Georgia, and the referendum could pass in one region and fail in others. The Republican leaders responding to Patch’s survey hail mostly from the Northwest, Northeast and Atlanta regions. If …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Light rail projects were discussed last night at Emory University.
Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd and DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis were among the participants in a town hall meeting Wednesday night at Emory to discuss the penny sales tax up for vote this summer. Voters in 10 Georgia counties including Fulton and Dekalb will decide in July whether to support regional transportation tax that would help pay for transportation projects around the metro area. Most of the projects would alleviate terrible traffic issues city-wide and bring more transportation options to areas that are lacking useful public transit. "We have the opportunity to do something about it," Ellis said about traffic in metro Atlanta. "It impacts us in so many ways." The Clifton Corridor project — a 10-stop light rail line that would …
Friday, April 20, 2012
On Wednesday, a panel of local officials will discuss how the July 31 vote on the 1 percent regional sales tax for transportation projects will affect you.
Want to hear more local officials on how the regional July regional transportation referendum could affect you? You'll want to head to Emory University on Wednesday, April 25. Emory is hosting a discussion with a panel of local politicos regarding MARTA's $1.6 billion Clifton Corridor plan (formally adotped last week) and Atlanta's transportation future. Among the speakers: Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, MARTA CEO & General Manager Beverly Scott and Mike Alexander, chief of the Atlanta Regional Commission's research division. The discussion will be held at Glenn Memorial Church, 1660 North Decatur Rd. NE, Atlanta, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The referendum for a 1 percent regional sales tax for transportation will be …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The line would begin at Lindbergh and continue on to Cheshire Bridge, Sage Hill, CDC/Emory Point, Emory-Rollins, Emory-Clairmont, North Decatur, Suburban Plaza, DeKalb Medical Center and end at Avondale Estates.
A light rail system in the Emory University area is one step closer to becoming a reality. After months of planning, analyzing and talking to community members and stakeholders, Marta planning staff will recommend an 8.8-mile light rail system to connect Lindbergh Center Station in Buckhead to the Avondale Estates station near Decatur. The 10-stop line would include service to Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control, two of the largest employers in Atlanta. Current public transportation options only provide bus service to the area. The line would begin at Lindbergh and continue on to Cheshire Bridge, Sage Hill, CDC/Emory Point, Emory-Rollins, Emory-Clairmont, North Decatur, Suburban Plaza, DeKalb Medical Center and end at …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The week's top headlines for Oct. 24-28, 2011
Reed Says Occupy Atlanta Got More Radical, Forced His Hand. Protestors Briefly Take Over MLK Site In Old Fourth Ward. Plane Crash Still Under Investigation. Police Arrest, Charge Austell Man In Assault Case. Avondale Estates Hosts Candidate Forum. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Smyrna's Election Season Turns Violent. Police Major: 'I Don't Want People Living In Fear' MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Safety Tips For Trick Or Treaters.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The day's top headlines for Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Atlanta Police Clear Woodruff Park, Arrest 53 Occupy Atlanta Protestors. MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Robbery Suspect Shot By Police. Avondale Estates Candidate Forum. Secret Service Makes Arrests In Counterfeiting Ring. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Sandy Springs City Councilor: Support Transportation Referendum. Adrean: No Plan B For Transportation.
"We’re at the end of the beginning," Marta representative says.
Residents packed a conference room at the Emory Conference Center Hotel Tuesday night to have one final discussion about transportation options in the Clifton Corridor area. Although MARTA project manager Jason Morgan said the end of the public input process is “the end of the beginning,” residents were eager to study the three options that would bring rail or bus service — or a combination of both — from Lindbergh Center in Buckhead to Cheshire Bridge Road, Emory University, and the Centers for Disease Control. Some options would extend the line to the Avondale Estates MARTA station and connect North Decatur and Clairmont Road and DeKalb Medical to the line. This final public meeting gave residents the opportunity to hear from project …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The project would connect Decatur and Avondale Estates to Emory and Lindbergh Center through a combination of light and heavy rail and buses.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
On Tuesday, Marta will hold the last public hearing on the Clifton Corridor Project, a transportation project that would expand rail and bus service to link Decatur, Avondale Estates, Emory, the CDC and Lindbergh Center. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Emory Conference Center Hotel’s Silverbell Pavilion, 1615 Clifton Road. The Clifton Corridor project is one of hundreds of transportation projects on the $6.14 billion list of transportation investments that would be funded by a penny sales tax — if voters approve — when it's placed before them on the 2012 elections ballot. According to the Clifton Corridor Project Facebook page, there are three major alternatives under consideration for the project…