As of Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta transit system board members are moving ahead with plans to expand rail service on the eastern edge of the city, mostly in DeKalb County.
MARTA board members voted Monday to proceed with a $3.5 billion plan to expand the service. However, officials say the expansion may not happen unless voters approve a regional sales tax in July.
The board decided to seek $1.6 billion in federal funds to build the Clifton Corridor light rail from the Lindbergh Center station in Atlanta to the Avondale station east of Decatur. The board also approved plans to create an all-day express bus service from south DeKalb County to job centers in the metro area.
MARTA is short for Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority.