Not only will MARTA’s extension hope to alleviate some of the pain caused by traffic on i85 for one of Georgia’s largest and fastest growing counties, but it’ll also give you more independence.
Think about it. All you need is a little bit of money and you can go anywhere that MARTA and your legs will take you. You don’t have to depend on parents, guardians, or friends to pick you up and take you where you want to go. If you currently use Gwinnett County Transit (GCT), you’ll want to vote positively for this referendum.
If you’re working or looking to start working, a positive vote on this referendum will help you get to and from your job and interviews. Using Uber or Lyft can be really expensive, especially if you’re working for minimum wage. MARTA is cost efficient and helps our environment by minimizing fumes emitted by personal vehicles through mass public transit.
Some people may believe that having public transit in their city will diminish their city’s “value.” They think that a transit system will make their community look poor, but this belief just isn’t true. Major cities in New York, and even California, fully utilize public transportation and no one thinks of these places as poor. In fact, most people in New York don’t even own their own vehicle, but not because they can’t afford one. It’s just unnecessary when there are cost effective ways to get around town.
Atlanta has become the New York of the South, as more and more jobs pour in to the city and the surrounding areas.Why not support the booming population and follow in the footsteps of New York and California? Why not support infrastructure and, therefore, the economy?
Get out and vote.