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With the state kicking in mere peanuts for transit funding next year, some 200 people gathered downtown this week to pray for urge Washington D.C. to pass a transportation funding bill worth about $478 billion over six years. If passed, the bill could spell up to $6 billion in transit dough for Georgia, which relies on the feds for roughly half of such funding (via a coffer that's about to run dry.) "Transportation is the key that got us started," Congressman David Scott, D-Atlanta, told the rally, referring to Atlanta's rail-heavy origins, "and it is still the key that will open the door to new frontiers of jobs and of businesses." [Creative Loafing. Streetcar construction photo: Curbed]