Since Clayton officials halted C-Tran service in March 2010, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority Xpress bus service is the only public transit in the county. But it only carries people from park-and-ride spots in Jonesboro and Riverdale to downtown and midtown Atlanta. It doesn’t run within the county or take people to the airport, where many residents have jobs.
It’s unclear what form a revived transit system would take.
“I don’t know if we ever got down the road, or down the track as it were, in terms of figuring out what service would look like in Clayton,” said MARTA spokesman Lyle Harris.
The measure introduced by Rep. Mike Glanton, D-Jonesboro, passed the Senate Thursday with only two dissenting votes.