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Advocates push for transit connections to Georgia’s two-year colleges

By , The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For one student, it’s the time spent walking an hour each way to campus. For another without a reliable ride, it’s the stress and expense of getting to class for a big exam.

As a success coach who helps college students solve problems that could prevent them from graduating, Breale Howard has seen how transportation challenges can derail plans. Through her job with the need-based scholarship organization Achieve Atlanta, she’s worked with students to get MARTA cards or emergency grants to pay for transportation to work and school.

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