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Clayton County is kicking off a Conceptual Transit Feasibility Study to better understand the need for transit in our community. The purpose of the study is to understand the transportation needs of our community and develop a transit system that would work toward addressing them.
Clayton County is the only core metro county in the Atlanta region without local bus service. C-TRAN (Clayton Transit—"Tomorrow's Transportation Today") was a fixed-route bus service that operated in Clayton County from 2001 to 2010. The service provided connections to MARTA, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and major commercial and academic centers throughout the County.
Due to budget shortfalls, C-TRAN bus service was discontinued in March 2010. The only services available to Clayton County today are the Xpress routes that Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) operates in the South Corridor, connecting numerous cities to MARTA in Downtown Atlanta. These cities include McDonough, Stockbridge, Hampton, Jonesboro, Riverdale, Union City, and Newman.
Grassroots and policy support has continued to gain momentum with respect to reviving a local bus system in Clayton County. This support has manifested in the need for a transit feasibility study to evaluate the need and, if determined to be feasible, develop a step-by-step implementation plan for establishing the system once again.
This study is important to confirm that operating a transit system would be feasible and to identify the best way to fund the system. It is also a requirement of receiving federal funding for transit.
We need your input! Here are a few ways to get involved:
TAKE OUR SURVEY. Our survey is now closed. Over 700 of you took our survey. Thank you for your input!
ATTEND A PUBLIC MEETING. The Board of Commissioners will be discussing the referendum at its June 17, 2014 meeting. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission's Boardroom located at 112 Smith Street, Jonesboro, Georgia. The Board of Commissioners could take action at this meeting. It must take action by July 1, 2014.
SUBMIT A COMMENT. Please review the materials that have been produced thus far for this project. If you have comments, please submit them via our electronic form.
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