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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 12:33pm

Clayton County Transit System Shutdown

Updated: 4 years ago.
Commuters who relied on Clayton County's C-Tran bus system are scrambling to find other ways to get around after the suburban Atlanta transit system ceased operations late Wednesday.

Commuters who relied on Clayton County's C-Tran bus system are trying to find other ways to get around. The system that served the county south of Atlanta ceased operations Wednesday night. The last bus left Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport just before midnight. The county shut down the system to save money.

Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell, who tried to keep the system going, says a sales tax referendum is the best hope to restore public transit in the county.

C-Tran had about 8,000 daily riders. Churches and community groups are trying to arrange ride pools to help fill the gap.

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