A great deal of my time recently has been dedicated to setting up transportation committees for the East Atlanta Community Association (EACA) and Neighborhood Planning Unit W (NPU-W). I've always been to some extent involved in issues related to transportation, and I have a long (and I think interesting) history with non-automotive transportation here.
I grew up in the Grant Park neighborhood, and have been riding public transit since the old Atlanta Transit Company days. The Atlanta Transit Company was the privately owned predecessor to MARTA, and I have fond memories of taking the 31 Morningside-Wildwood bus downtown in the 1950s, or to the Film Forum in Ansley Mall a decade or so later.
I've continued to use MARTA extensively, but until recently I've only been peripherally involved in local political issues related to public transit.
Since I've taken on the committee work I've been playing rapid catchup work on local transportation issues, and one of the most interesting resources I've found is web site of the Citizens for Progressive Transit (click here to visit their web site. This organization seems to be dedicated to building a decent public transit sytem in the metro Atlanta area, and their web site is worth regularly visiting.