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About 8,500 riders used C-TRAN on a daily basis before it closed down last week due to budget issues. More than half of those riders used it to get to work. It's why the state public service commission has granted emergency authority to a van company so it can provide some relief.

GRTA's bid to expand bus service in Clayton failed to gain federal approval because it lacked a long-term funding source.

MARTA: All C-TRAN Workers Will Be Laid Off

Feb 24, 2010

The news is grim. All 70 C-TRAN jobs are being terminated. This doesn't include the 17 employees that were already transferred to MARTA. The 70 include managers, bus drivers, mechanics, and office staff.

Gary Frank drives the 503 line and received his pink slip today.

Clayton commissioners have voted to turn over most of the county's C-Tran buses to GRTA, another regional bus service. In return, GRTA will add three new Clayton routes to its existing schedule. Commissioner Wole Ralph says the new routes will serve 50-60 percent of C-TRAN riders for a fraction of the cost.

Gwinnett Sheriff Butch Conway says the program will save millions, cut the crime rate, and discourage illegal immigrants from moving to the area.

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