- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) - A measure that would expand metro Atlanta’s regional transit system into more areas south of the city has been approved by a wide margin.

Supporters of the referendum to expand MARTA to Clayton County declared victory late Tuesday during an election watch party at Riverdale Town Center.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (https://on-ajc.com/1E5bMKw) that Clayton County would become the first new county to add service by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority since the agency began operating in DeKalb and Fulton counties in 1971.

About 74 percent of voters approved Tuesday’s measure. It will mean a rise in sales tax from 7 percent to 8 percent.

The Atlanta newspaper reports that half of the money raised would fund bus service, and the other half would be set aside for possible rail service.



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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

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