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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

OneAthens action plan includes transit expansion

From today's Banner-Herald:

The University of Georgia, Athens-Clarke County government and Clarke County School District will act on at least a handful of new poverty-fighting programs within two months, leaders pledged Monday.

Affordable housing, public transportation, teen pregnancy and health care are among the first OneAthens recommendations officials will turn their attention to, they said during a meeting to unveil OneAthens' strategies for reducing Athens' 31 percent poverty rate.

The county also will begin planning a series of budget hikes for Athens Transit, funded partially by advertising on buses and at bus stops, to expand service hours and routes, Davison said.

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