Getting to know Advance Atlanta


Thank you for your interest in learning more about us. We want to tell you a little more about who we are.

Advance Atlanta is a grassroots, citizen-driven coalition working to champion a unified, comprehensive regional transit system for metro Atlanta. We believe in a metro Atlanta region in which our residents are able to get to the places where they live, work, and play efficiently through a top-notch transit system that gets people where they need to go.

Our traffic problems have strangled us for years. Traffic congestion has topped the list of residents’ concerns in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Metro Atlanta Speaks survey for the past two years. Despite the hard work of many people, it’s just the case today that if you want to get most places in metro Atlanta, you can’t do that by hopping on a train, bus, or streetcar and get there in a reasonable amount of time, or at all.

If we’re going to overcome the challenges confronting our region, metro Atlanta needs to speak with one voice and make the case in our neighborhoods, in our board rooms, in the media, and to our elected officials that it’s time to address our transportation woes comprehensively throughoutstanding  transit  access that reflects the outstanding region we call home.

Doing so will make our region a more competitive, healthier, and productive place to be.

If you’re reading this, you probably agree. We need your help.

We need to get the word out that it’s time for all hands to be on deck for transit in metro Atlanta. We need to drill down into the neighborhoods of the metro region and find people who are passionate about their communities and want to make a difference.

We’re looking for people who know their neighborhoods and want to serve as community organizers and advocates as well as those who just want to lend their name to an effort through petitions or making a call to legislators. If you’re a business owner, we’d love to have your support.

In the months to come, we want to hold grassroots organizing meetings in communities across the region and build a coalition of residents, businesses, and community organizations committed to the vison that if we’re going to advance Atlanta, we need to connect it.

Over the next 45 days, we’re asking you to reach out to your friends, family members, coworkers, and neighbors who share this vision and have them

Now that you know a little more about us, we want to learn more about you!
What are your thoughts on transit in your community? Are you interested in organizing in your community?  Please fill out this quick survey.

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