Clayton votes YES for MARTA

July 7,2014

The year 2014 easily may be the year that MARTA and transit gains significant new ground in metro Atlanta.

The first solid indication that the times, they are a changing came Saturday morning when the Clayton County Commission, at specially-called meeting, voted 3-to-1 to place a full-penny MARTA tax on the Nov. 4 ballot.

If the tax is approved by voters, which some Clayton insiders were predicting would garner at least two-thirds of the popular vote, then Clayton would become the first new government to join the MARTA system in more than 40 years.

Over the past several weeks, the question of whether Clayton would be able to move forward with MARTA was an emotionally-filled roller coaster ride of “will they or won’t they,” and as the deadline for Clayton and MARTA approached, the issue grew in intensity and significance.

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