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Clayton County MARTA Could Be Big Economic Generator

MARTA Clayton

Clayton County voters approve MARTA in November 2014 - hoping it will provide economic boost (Photo by Maria Saporta)

By MARIA SAPORTA Original Story on WABE

MARTA Clayton

MARTA buses getting ready to roll in Clayton County (Photos by Maria Saporta)

 In one short year, Clayton County has gone from being the Atlanta region’s ugly duckling to its beautiful new swan.

The reason is simple. MARTA.

On March 21, MARTA will launch its first three bus routes in Clayton, and more bus lines will be added in August and in December. The plan is also to provide commuter rail service in the next five to seven years.

Clayton County overwhelmingly passed a one-cent MARTA sales tax last November ─ doing what almost no other government in Georgia has done in more than four decades.

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