Thursday 9:48pm
September 18, 2014
Currently 73°F
Posted: Saturday, July 5th 2014 at 1:54pm

Clayton residents to vote on tax to fund MARTA

By The Associated Press
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
click to enlarge
File Photo
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Clayton County commissioners will let residents vote in November whether to fund MARTA service in the county through a one-penny sales tax.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports ( http://on-ajc.com/1j93Kfw ) commissioners voted 3-1 to put the decision to a Nov. 4 referendum. If voters approve the tax, it would be the first expansion of the transit system beyond DeKalb and Fulton counties since MARTA began operating 42 years ago.

The deal must also be approved by two of three surrounding jurisdictions, Atlanta, Fulton and DeKalb. MARTA officials said they expected that would happen.

Clayton commission Chairman Jeff Turner said MARTA will begin limited bus service in March 2015 and full bus service the following year if the tax is approved. The contract doesn't set a deadline to start commuter rail service.
Associated Categories: Local/State News

© Copyright 2014 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.


  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
0.035875
icon
73°F
Gainesville, GA 30501
Clear
Wind: North 0 mph
Dew point: 62°F