ATLANTA — StreetsBlog USA examined Clayton County, Ga.’s long fight for expanded transportation options, which culminated in voters overwhelmingly approving a one-cent sales tax to join the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and pay for public transit programs throughout the county last week.
For 10 years the county had a skeletal bus system with three routes. In 2010, facing a severe budget crisis, county commissioners voted to eliminate the service, known as C-TRAN, entirely. Advocates begged the commissioners to try other options, even raising fares and cutting service; anything but removing it entirely. But in March 2010, C-TRAN ceased operation. For the full story, click here.