Beltline Rail Now meeting

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We are delighted to provide an opportunity for state house candidates to share their transit plans for Atlanta. BeltLine Rail Now is hosting a first-of-its kind virtual transit forum on April 29, 2020. As we struggle to figure out the best path to get society moving again, we’re reminded that leadership at all levels matters. Elections have consequences.
 


State House District 57 includes eight MARTA train stations and two segments of the BeltLine. It also has a hotly contested race that will be decided by the outcome of the June 9, 2020, primary -- as will several others. And it’s time to learn which candidate will champion equitable and environmentally-friendly transit solutions that can best deal with explosive population growth.
Alex Wan, Stacey EvansKyle Lamont and Jenne’ Shepherd are running in the Democratic primary for Georgia House of Representatives District 57 on June 9, 2020.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many voters will be mailing in absentee ballots. The primary winner faces no Republican opposition in the general election Nov. 3, 2020.
The district includes heavy rail, proposed light rail and bus rapid transit lines and runs from northeast Atlanta through Midtown and Downtown to southwest Atlanta.

 

View the Google Map of District 57 here
 


 

Whether you live in the district or just want to know more about transit and related issues, please join us virtually for what promises to be a lively discussion moderated by WABE’s Susanna Capelouto. Submit your transit questions to BeltLine Rail Now in advance or via chat box during the live event.
BeltLine Rail Now is a grassroots group formed in 2018 to educate and advocate for the speedy completion of BeltLine transit, which could improve equity, housing affordability, sustainability and both physical and economic mobility in Atlanta 57