Entries by Sarah Beeson

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Georgia Representatives have offered an amendment to prevent another MARTA referendum vote until 2026, signed by Rep. Efstration (HD-104), Rep. Harrell (HD-106), Rep. David Clark (HD-98), Rep. Rich (HD-97), and Rep. Barr (HD-103). Gwinnett County citizens deserve future opportunities to provide their input through the voting process to expand transit in the County. It is […]

Not the End of the Line for Transit in Gwinnett

For Immediate Release March 22, 2019 Not the End of the Line for Transit in Gwinnett ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Advance Atlanta — a grassroots, citizen-driven coalition working to champion existing transit and build support for comprehensive regional transit expansion throughout metro Atlanta — expresses tempered disappointment in the results of the Gwinnett County ballot referendum, […]

Vote Yes in Gwinnett Transit Referendum

This week kicks off the first of three weeks of early voting in the Gwinnett County ballot referendum to determine the future of transit in one of the fastest growing counties in the Metro Atlanta area. From February 25th until March 15th, anyone registered to vote in Gwinnett will be given the opportunity to vote […]

Advance Atlanta <3 Gwinnett

Join Advance Atlanta and Gateway 85 to meet & greet with fellow locals while hearing about how transit impacts Gwinnett County. Food and beverages provided, including beer and wine. We’ll have a sampling of international cuisine from Bento Café, D’Cuban, and Al Madinato. Be sure to claim your ticket today — first come, first serve […]

MARTA Board Approves Largest Transit Investment in 40+ Years

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s (MARTA) Board of Directors made history by unanimously approving the More MARTA Atlanta program which represents the region’s largest transit investment in more than four decades. “In Atlanta in the 21st century, transit is the lifeblood of opportunity,” said Board chairman Robert L. Ashe. “It is how millions of […]

Advance Atlanta Announces New President

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Advance Atlanta has announced the appointment of James Touchton as the organization’s newest president and leader. Mr. Touchton’s appointment replaces the organization’s former president, Danielle Elkins, who recently resigned due to relocation out of state. Previously, Mr. Touchton served in the capacity of Programs Chair on the Board of Directors. James Touchton […]

Legislation That Could Expand Transit Passed, Heads to Governor for Approval

House Bill 930, which outlines a comprehensive regional transit plan, passed the Georgia General Assembly late on the last evening of session, paving the way for potential transit expansion in Metro Atlanta. The bill will rebrand all Metro Atlanta transit under an umbrella governing authority, the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority, or the ATL. The governing […]

Advance Atlanta Day @ Georgia Capitol

On Monday, March 19th, Senator Brandon Beach (R-21) delivered a Resolution to the floor designating Tuesday, March 20th as Advance Atlanta Day at the Georgia Capitol. In his resolution, Senator Beach recognized the members and Board of Directors of Advance Atlanta in their efforts to expand transit options within Metro Atlanta and the strides the […]

Rally for Transit with Advance Atlanta

Come out and show your support for comprehensive transit expansion in metro Atlanta… Advance Atlanta will be hosting a happy hour for transit supporters, community leaders, and elected officials alike to mix and mingle at a venue convenient to the Georgia Capitol (hello, lawmakers!), accessible via MARTA (hello, existing transit options!), and is located in […]

Advance Atlanta President & Vice President Featured in Engineering Georgia Magazine

Hot off the press! The cover of this month’s Engineering Georgia magazine “100 Influential Women to Know” issue features Advance Atlanta Vice President & Sugarloaf Community Improvement District Executive Director Alyssa Davis. Among the list of 100 women founders, CEOs, principals, rising leaders, and influencers featured with Alyssa is Advance Atlanta co-founder and current president […]