Atlanta Forward: Transportation

Transportation history will be made on election day Tuesday in Clayton County, one way or the other. Residents are being asked to vote “yes” or “no” on raising the county’s sales tax to eight percent in order to join MARTA. If approved, MARTA will expand outside its core counties for the first time and begin providing bus service as early as March; the agency also pledges to save half the revenue to build heavy rail or Bus Rapid Transit to link riders to the main system. There has been little organized opposition, but an opponent today warns to be careful what you wish, or vote, for.

» Vote 'yes': It will mean opportunity

» Vote 'no': Wrong fix is worse than none

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