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GTA cuts out MARTA and partner transit organizations

December 8, 2010
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Last week the Georgia Transit Association, GTA, met and voted in their board for 2011. With that being said, I am not a fan of where this is headed.

In a rather questionable move, Dr. Scott, CEO of MARTA, was not renominated for her position on the board. After a write in campaign to include her failed, we are left with a GTA board that includes no representation from the core five county Atlanta metro region.  This includes CCT, GCT, and GRTA.  There is representation from Henry and Cherokee counties, but that doesn’t really count in my book.

This means that the largest body of transit riders in the state will have no representation with GTA, whose mission is to

present the legislative interests of rural and urban public transit entities; provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and experiences; work toward[s] securing adequate and stable funds for public transit; and promote a positive image for transit throughout Georgia.

I’m not sure this mission can be accomplished while blatantly excluding the five county core of Atlanta transit. Can y’all at least pretend like you care?


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