Where's MARTA's Money?

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is one of the only major transit agencies in the U.S. not to receive state funding, and one reverend is trying to change that.

"Rev. Richard Cobble was hinting at a bit of revolution. That's not a surprise. For a pastor, Cobble's civil disobedience streak is mighty long. As a vice president of Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta, he is one of the few African-Americans in the city to challenge the mostly white transportation establishment."

"Cobble is one of the few voices speaking out for low-income African-Americans in the transportation arena. He's an active member of Friends of the Beltline, and directs the Concerned Black Clergy's efforts to increase spending on public transportation, which is probably more unpopular in the Republican-controlled halls of power now than it ever has been."

Full Story: Fighting the power


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