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MARTA hires lobbyist for 2010; Chambers accused of trying to force state takeover

MARTA hires lobbyist for 2010; Chambers accused of trying to force state takeover
October 13, 2009 --

MARTA hired a lobbyist Tuesday, moments after a union official accused state Rep. Jill Chambers of trying to force a state takeover of the agency. MARTA’s board fears a projected $80 million deficit will result in disastrous service cuts without state relief. “If we don’t get something done, a year from now we’re not going to be providing anything you could reasonably call transit service,” Chairman Michael Walls said. UPDATE: New lobbyist Bernard Reynolds will have to earn his keep, judging from Chambers’ latest e-mail today.

MARTA Begins Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Approval Process

May 28, 2009 --

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 28, 2009   CONTACT:   Andrea Coleman,  404.848.3982 or Cara Hodgson 404.848.5157 MARTA BEGINS Fiscal Year 2010 BUDGET APPROVAL PROCESS Staff to Present Budget Recommendations to Board of Directors’ Business Management Committee Meeting Today MARTA staff will present its recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2010 budget proposal to its board of […]