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Old 07-11-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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Ride 85 south at 8 in the morning at druid hills and see how many gwinnett tags that are on the road
Downtown isn't the primary destination for Gwinnett commuters; however, the extent that Gwinnett residents want to get downtown, why can't they simply go to one of the many MARTA stations on the north side of Atlanta? The trains are not even near capacity.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Downtown isn't the primary destination for Gwinnett commuters; however, the extent that Gwinnett residents want to get downtown, why can't they simply go to one of the many MARTA stations on the north side of Atlanta? The trains are not even near capacity.
I see you never ride marta with that statement
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:47 AM
 
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I see you never ride marta with that statement
Oh, don't be silly. The MARTA trains have plenty of capacity.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Downtown isn't the primary destination for Gwinnett commuters; however, the extent that Gwinnett residents want to get downtown, why can't they simply go to one of the many MARTA stations on the north side of Atlanta? The trains are not even near capacity
Not during rush hour. How many suburban commuters, used to riding by themselves, are going to stand on a train?
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Other metro areas are investing in their transportation systems, if we don't start now we will be left behind.
Many of those other metro areas don't have anything like MARTA in place, though, so they're starting from a much lower point in terms of mass transit.

That isn't reason for Atlanta to stop completely (as it seemingly has been), but it does suggest that Atlanta may not be in that bad a condition relatively speaking. The core foundation here is very very good.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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The core foundation here is very very good
Your right, Atlanta has the only true Heavy Rail system in any SunBelt state, or outside of NYC, Chicago, Philly, DC, or Boston. Not even LA can touch MARTA's rail system. We just need LRT, Streetcars, BRT, or expanded HRT to compliment the HRT backbone.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Your right, Atlanta has the only true Heavy Rail system in any SunBelt state, or outside of NYC, Chicago, Philly, DC, or Boston. Not even LA can touch MARTA's rail system. We just need LRT, Streetcars, BRT, or expanded HRT to compliment the HRT backbone.
Don't forget Miami. Not the best but it is heavy rail.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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It is 1 line, same as Baltimore. Not really a system.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Not during rush hour. How many suburban commuters, used to riding by themselves, are going to stand on a train?
OK...so taking your statement as fact (and having grown up in NY riding the subway and standing, I'm not sure it is correct), how would extending the MARTA line to north Gwinnett change this dynamic? If suburban commuters won't stand and ride, how do you increase capacity on a 2 track line?
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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If suburban commuters won't stand and ride, how do you increase capacity on a 2 track line?
Add more frequency.
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