WHAT WE WANT (as put forth by The Rice Report)
We want the DeKalb part of the agreement with MARTA re-negotiated so that our sales tax remains at 1% for 10 years and 50% of all sales tax revenue is set aside for rail in DeKalb County.
- Clayton County’s MARTA agreement sets aside part of their sales tax funding for rail in Clayton County (which their voters approved)
- The Gwinnett County MARTA agreement had a set-aside for rail
- As long paying supporters, we deserve a contract with the best terms.
We want rail on the southern side of DeKalb County - from the City of Atlanta to Stonecrest
We want the ATL (the new regional transit board) to ask its 13 county regional board to assume some of the costs of MARTA
so that DeKalb is not unfairly assuming the burden of MARTA maintenance and operations while others use the system.