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View Poll Results: What is your opinion on expanding MARTA?
Yes, we need MARTA to be expanded and I will use. 173 73.62%
I probably won't use it, but expanding MARTA is a good idea. 24 10.21%
I don't care. 6 2.55%
I don't want MARTA to be expanded. 32 13.62%
Voters: 235. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-11-2014, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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How much more though? How much do you have to commute? If you drive 20 days a month, and your vehicle gets 24mpg, you should pay $172 in gas from Lawrenceville to Georgia State. A 20mpg vehicle would cost you $207.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:26 PM
 
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Seems like a futile battle. Better to go after what is achievable.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:31 PM
 
Location: In your feelings
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How much more though? How much do you have to commute? If you drive 20 days a month, and your vehicle gets 24mpg, you should pay $172 in gas from Lawrenceville to Georgia State. A 20mpg vehicle would cost you $207.
Looks like a parking permit at GSU is $215 per semester, too...
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:38 AM
 
Location: North Carolina for now....ATL soon.
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Having access to MARTA never improved any area in Greator Atlanta. There is no way I would want MARTA to encroach further outside of Atlanta ruining more communities. If you like living in the City, stay in the city. If you don't like driving from one of the outside countys to downtown Atlanta - then don't work there. Just because some people don't like traffic is no reason to screw up a perfectly good town that doesn't want anything to do with Atlanta.
The idea that people think that MARTA "ruins neighborhoods" always baffles me. In large cities, rich and poor alike take public transportation without this ridiculous stigma being attached to it. Unfortunately, people don't have the luxury to always choose where they want to work; you go where you can get a job. PERIOD. Neither can everyone AFFORD to live in the city, so they can conveniently be down the street from their office. If it was just about choice, we wouldn't have half the problems that currently exists in this city. This is exactly the type of thinking that hinders progress...SMH.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:57 PM
 
Location: In your feelings
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This is exactly the type of thinking that hinders progress...SMH.
The idea of a suburb that "wants nothing to do with" the city it exists because of is kind of hilarious too.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:58 PM
 
Location: The South
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Totally agree. It has kept me from moving out where I would like to live, actually. It's sad that we see this city growing so fast and there doesn't seem to be any real progress in dealing with it.

BTW, also burglarized by men in a car when I used to live in Buckhead. Had nothing to do with a rail/bus line.
It's keeping a lot of people from moving out where they would like to live, and I think many of my neighbors in No Fulton are thankful for it.
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:47 AM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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First of all, someone bumped a 7 year old thread.

Second of all: This poll has inadequate choices, because most of what Cobb needs are two light rail connections to MARTA and then a light rail connection from Cumberland to Town Center. The name doesn't matter. It could be CCT. So, it doesn't have to be MARTA. Nor does it have to be heavy rail. The six flags area probably could do with light rail too, but MARTA is so close that a MARTA connection there would make sense.
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