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Old 08-09-2011, 10:27 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Preliminary study and planning of a possible light-rail line to service Gwinnett County (100 million dollars).


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Old 08-10-2011, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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I understood your point, K-Saw.

For what it's worth, Jesus never took a position on transit as far as I know. However, he was well known for sticking up for the little guy.

Well he rode a donkey into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. I think donkeys were likely the day's public transportation. Or camels...
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:03 AM
 
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Preliminary study and planning of a possible light-rail line to service Gwinnett County (100 million dollars).


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I saw that too, and I don't know WTF that means or why that got put in there, but that's orders of magnitude more than it should be and there's no way in the world it's correct. The retailed design and engineering shouldn't even cost anywhere near that much.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:07 AM
 
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Well he rode a donkey into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. I think donkeys were likely the day's public transportation. Or camels...
The Bible is over 2000 years old, for all we know he could have been apart of a caravan
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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Well he rode a donkey into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. I think donkeys were likely the day's public transportation. Or camels...
Heh! I wonder if two people are aboard you get to ride in the HOD lane?
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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DeKalb residents say transportation tax must fund I-20 MARTA project or they'll vote no
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This DeKalb resident certainly doesn't feel this way. I think the Clifton corridor is way more important.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I think I know why some south DeKalb residents feel this way. Can't say they're entirely without merit.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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What makes this project more important than the others?

This simpleton "I gotsta gets mine" attitude of Dekalb is not the way these counties need to approach this regional tax if it has any chance of succeeding. Then again, its south Dekalb, so this attitude is certainly not new to them.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:58 PM
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I think I know why some south DeKalb residents feel this way. Can't say they're entirely without merit.

I'm another Dekalb resident who disagrees. And since MARTA's own study rejected expanding MARTA on this route, I would say they are very much without merit. There are also 3 conflicting projects in the east-Turner Field MARTA, I-20 light rail and this proposal.

The whole problem with this process is its a wish list instead of a coherent plan. And unfortunately, instead of doing many small things that add the most value, they are trying to do a bunch of big things as politicians are prone to do.
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