On Sunday, November 2, 2014, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article discussing the upcoming vote by Clayton County citizens on whether to allow the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) to expand into their county. The proposed plan would include eight new bus routes, with the first six routes in place by early 2016, and the other two within the next four years. Rail routes would be negotiated in the next few years with Norfolk Southern.
Included within the article were opinion pieces by Dr. Catherine Ross, director of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development and deputy director of NCTSPM. She said that "joining MARTA could be a catalyst for development and redevelopment in Clayton County; it'll make people want to live there, move businesses there, shop and work there. That's economic development."
Read more of the article here.