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Atlanta voters weigh tax increase to ease traffic

...clogging the highways that run straight through the city or form a big ring around it. While Atlanta does have a commuter rail system, it is laid out basically like a big plus sign and doesn't reach many parts of the city. And there has long been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2012-07-27/atlanta-voters
Push to split Fulton County brings allegations of racism

...Church. Critics of a split also worry about the future of Grady Memorial Hospital and the Atlanta area's MARTA commuter-rail system, both of which have contracts with the county. The measure would require the support of two-thirds of both...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/24/met_113732.shtml
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New deal advances '03 budget

...from the proposal during talks Sunday was a Senate effort to pump millions of dollars into a Macon-to-Atlanta commuter rail system. Negotiators said the money, which was to come from Georgia's share of the tobacco settlement, would have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/09/met_337520.shtml
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Senate budget funds commuter rail

...approved Monday by the Senate Appropriations Committee would pump millions of dollars into a Macon-to-Atlanta commuter rail system that the governor has said no longer is the state's top rail transportation priority. The $16.1 billion budget...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/02/met_336200.shtml
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Georgia facing downside of growth

...which the problems of sprawl moved to the front burner, the veteran legislator brings an agenda that includes a commuter rail system and a plan to handle water and sewer problems. "The problems of sprawl -- the problems of progress -- are going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/10/met_249775.shtml
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Problems could deter Atlanta development

...Jackson also oversaw the huge expansion of the airport, critical to business growth, as well as the city's commuter rail system. His successor, Andrew Young, worked with white businessmen to woo businesses abroad and land the Olympics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/04/met_227391.shtml
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Georgia highway chief says roads won't be paved without gas tax or increased funding

...that wasn't in the governor's budget request this year. Atlanta-area lawmakers have been clamoring for a commuter rail system to ease the city's horrendous traffic and air quality problems. Officials from Athens and Macon also have been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/24/met_203024.shtml
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Miller faces clash about road issues

...Department of Transportation says it would use the extra $400 million a year to build those roads and develop a commuter rail system. Mr. Hill said he'll support a public referendum on the tax but won't vote for the General Assembly itself...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/05/met_202156.shtml
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Rants and raves

...with this traffic backed up halfway down the street. TO THE PERSON that's amazed that Augusta doesn't have a commuter rail system that links it to Atlanta and other cities: They don't even have a Greyhound bus come here. SCHOOL SHOULD NOT...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2006-02-18/rants-and-raves
Metro | Rants and raves
Panel will pursue rail transit system

...appointed the team early in his term to develop commuter rail systems linking Columbus, Macon, Savannah and Athens with...station. The consultants said an Athens-Atlanta commuter rail system would cost $378 million to build and would have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/05/met_331246.shtml
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