SUSTAINABLE ATLANTA ROUNDTABLE (SART)

Equitable Transit Development in Atlanta

Friday, June 3, 2016 7:30-9:00 am | All Saints' Episcopal Church

Atlanta faces many challenges in regional connectivity and transit operations. Due to a  ballot measure passed through the state legislature this year, the City of Atlanta has a major opportunity to fund new transit projects and expansion of MARTA with a half penny sales tax increase.

MARTA and City of Atlanta staff are putting together a project list to be implemented by a projected $2.5 billion in revenue from the tax. These projects could have a substantial impact on regional business, recreation activity and, importantly, transit dependent populations in Atlanta. For people who need transit to get to and from work, their homes, healthcare centers and recreation, this vote will mean the most.

Join regional leaders in transit and equity as we discuss the potential referendum and the process by which citizens can make their voices heard.

Moderator:
Nathaniel Smith, Chief Equity Officer of Partnership for Southern Equity

Panelists:
Tim Keane, Commissioner of Planning and Community Development, City of Atlanta
Dave Williams, Vice President of Infrastructure and Government Affairs at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Lee Biola, President of Citizens for Progressive Transit

 

Location & Parking:

All Saints' Episcopal Church
634 West Peachtree Street
Across from the North Avenue MARTA station at the corner of W. Peachtree and North Avenue

**Taking MARTA is encouraged. Some parking is available in the All Saints' parking deck. Enter at lower level of Spring Street.**

IMPORTANT Parking Information: Please fill lower garage deck first, then upper deck, then West Peachtree lot last. If you continue your visit after the event, you must move your vehicle from the parking deck. Thank you for helping us adhere to facility policies.

 

About the Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable convenes once a month to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water to energy, urban planning to government policy, and much more. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, network, and learn about Atlanta’s current and future opportunities for sustainable development. 

Costs*: Student/Young Professional Discount
(must present a student id that is current or one that has expired within two years at the door)
$10
  Online Pre-registration for Southface Members
(Become a member!)
$10
  Online Pre-registration for Non-members
$20
  Walk-in Registration (Members and Non-members)
$25

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*All prices include AIA credit.

**If you are using your corporate member discount for the first time, please email roundtable@southface.org for assistance.

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