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Old 06-20-2012, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Any of you against the TIA or transit expansion ever used mass transit to commute to work? If yes then y'all would see how many hard working people depend on the regions transit system to move the hundreds of thousands people efficiently and give people without cars, either by choice or not, access to jobs in employment centers. Adding transit to cumberland will give more than 40,000 people access to the thousands of jobs there in 45 minutes. That's a plus for businesses and reduces the amount of cars, therefore reducing congestion. This list will reduce current and future congestion in employment centers.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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The plan does not do enough to actually fix traffic. You cite traffic in your example, but why wouldn't the transportation projects be 100% concerned with fixing traffic and not on economic development transit projects that will continue to be a financial drain for the area.

If traffic really is the problem the tax is trying to address, the money should be spent on projects that address the traffic and not $540 million in deferred maintenance (including $97 million for escalator maintenance/replacement) for MARTA. That $97 million in escalator work sure isn't helping traffic in the city.
You didn't listen to what cw had to say. And he's right. Contrary to what most of the Right believes, there are a LOT more issues that would-be businesses consider than tax rates. Such as infrastructure.

This referendum is, more than anything, a long-term referendum on jobs. Improving our transportation a little is just a bonus.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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Atlanta is a Victim of its Poor Poor Leadership....I hate reading these Long term dates 2022-2032 And beyond...Its Rediculous that weve waited so Long to adress this traffic issue...Traffic was horrible in the early 90s...Had this (Tsplost package) been Instituted back then we would be half way Along and Wouldvr seen some Real improvement in the Metro. Instead we have this bill in July and if it Does not Pass...Well So much for being "Progressive"...Its like Ignoring a smoldering Fire and then you wanna do somethin about it When it became a Forest fire...I am Very Vocal on this Subject becuase there is so much potential for Atlanta And its a city that became great without Really Trying. So Why not Run with this success...We have to wait Until 2032-2042 Why Does it Have to Take so Freakin Long? I always have said this is a Good start But We should have had this kind of Cooperation,Dedication,And Leadership 25 Years Ago...And I do wish It was More Transit Oriented But We cant neglect the Roads either (Albeit thats all atlanta is good for is road works)

We've? Aren't you in NYC?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Bronx,NY
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We've? Aren't you in NYC?
Yea I Am But My Father,And about 10 Other Relatives Live In Covington And DoraVille Ga....And I visit Atlanta at least Twice a Year...And I used to live there for 5 years....So I think I can speak on the traffic situation Here as Ive sat in it Firsthand...Thanx for your concern...
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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How crazy are this right-wing extremist? Metro Atlanta
Agenda 21 is pushing its 1 world order by building a 8ft wide bike trail in Dallas. Its going to let them liberals in since they are the only people that ride bikes, not kids. WTF, is wrong with these people. Damn right-wing extremist of Cobb County, join the rest of us in the 21st century!
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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Cobb is fighting for its life, and enlarging normal 4 foot sidewalks into massive 8 foot "bike trails" is just step one.

Folks up there simply want their county back.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Cobb is fighting for its life, and enlarging normal 4 foot sidewalks into massive 8 foot "bike trails" is just step one.

Folks up there simply want their county back.
IKR? Next thing you know, the whole trail is gonna be lined with red flags.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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IKR? Next thing you know, the whole trail is gonna be lined with red flags.
It's more of the softening up of America. When conservatives want to go somewhere they simply get in the car and go. They don't need special taxpayer funded 8 foot wide "multiuse bike trails." If they did they would build them with their own money.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Brookhaven)
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It's more of the softening up of America. When conservatives want to go somewhere they simply get in the car and go. They don't need special taxpayer funded 8 foot wide "multiuse bike trails." If they did they would build them with their own money.
Most people do that whether liberal or conservative.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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Most people do that whether liberal or conservative.
Right, but when it the last time you heard a conservative pushing for more mass transit, bike lanes, sidewalks or "alternative modes of transportation"?
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