CPACS Express Bus Line Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary

November 18, 2013

Mentioned in an early TSPOT post, last week the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS) celebrated the one year anniversary of the CPACS Express Bus Line — the premier source of affordable transportation for the Asian and Pacific Islander refugee and immigrant community in Clarkston, GA.

CPACS Express serves as an employment mobility project granted by the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom  funding programs through the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to connect and increase mobility options for the Clarkston community in DeKalb County. Over the course of the last year the CPACS Express was able to serve 5,875 riders with round-trip door to door service and provide 944 community members with training regarding how to access the CPACS Express as well as MARTA.

One of those riders is Tika Devi Acharya, who faced difficulties in securing transportation to work. “One day my former driver stopped taking me to work due to long distance and spending too much money in gas. I had no option so just had to quit that job.”, explained Acharya. Thanks to the CPACS Express Bus Line, Acharya now has access to a reliable transportation option which allowed her to return to her previous place of employment.


Register Today for the Georgia Transit Association’s Annual Conference

November 12, 2013

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Registration is now open for the Georgia Transit Association‘s annual conference. This year’s meeting will be held at the Classic Center in Athens, GA, and take place from December 2nd to the 6th.

This event will be an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with other professionals,  learn about industry best practices and discover innovations in transit planning and delivery.

A variety of registration options are available, with discounts for GTA members, early registration, students and for rural transit professionals. For more details, please visit the GTA conference website.


Public Information Open House Scheduled for Proposed Coweta Interchange Project

November 7, 2013

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On Thursday November 21, 2013, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Coweta County will hold a Public Hearing Open House concerning a proposed new interchange on I-85 at Poplar Road in Coweta County. The open house will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Central Educational Center located at 160 Martin Luther King Drive, Newnan, Georgia 30263.

Representatives from the GDOT and Coweta County will be available from 4 p.m. to 7:00 with plans and displays. The public will have an opportunity to attend the open house at its convenience to ask questions and discuss the project with a Department or County representative. There will be no formal presentation. A court reporter will be available during this time to allow the public an opportunity to make comments about the project.


Final Coweta CTP Public Hearing Scheduled

November 5, 2013

Efforts are wrapping up on the Coweta County CTP Update and a final public open house has been scheduled to provide citizens an opportunity to review the plan’s recommendations and provide input. Please plan to attend and participate in this last chance to provide feedback on the plan.

The public open house will be held on November 7, 2013, from 6-8pm at the Coweta County Fairgrounds and Conference Center located at 275 Pine Road in Newnan.  Stop by at any time to review findings, speak with Coweta CTP staff and share your thoughts. There will be no formal presentation.

For the latest news and information on the Coweta CTP, please visit the project website.