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Old 07-12-2012, 06:08 AM
 
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Its sad anytime someone dies.
Thank you for having a conscience.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:10 AM
 
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MARTA originally had carpet on the trains and on seat covers until it was removed from all vehicles in the 90s. Why? For exact reasons you state above. There's no worse feeling in the world than being stuck on a train with mildewed carpet.
Glad to see common sense still exists somewhere, it has exited the D.C. area.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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Your point doesn't matter, tell that to the famileis of the people who died. The rate of deaths are unacceptable no matter how you cut it and most of them died due to being hit by a train. There's a lack of seriousness for safety at WMATA that is clear. The deaths matter enough for them to make the TV news and yes unlike you who doesn't care and is selfish, any death by metro is on the riders minds, it's on mine at least when riding.

Perhaps they're heads are too gassed about the system as yours to see its flaws.
Well, if you would rather have Marta than Metro, more power to you.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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Well, if you would rather have Marta than Metro, more power to you.
That's what I've been saying all along, less chance of getting killed.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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That's what I've been saying all along, less chance of getting killed.
Which is because MARTA isn't as extensive or as busy as Metro (which means it needs less maintenance), so this is just a function of probability. A busier highway will have more accidents than one that's half as busy. That's not to dismiss or excuse the Metro crashes, however.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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Which is because MARTA isn't as extensive or as busy as Metro (which means it needs less maintenance), so this is just a function of probability. A busier highway will have more accidents than one that's half as busy. That's not to dismiss or excuse the Metro crashes, however.
And which means more riders, and more money right? Let alone higher fares, constant fare increases and more funding from 2 states and the nations capital? It's all relative. That's the same excuse NYC uses for its deplorable streetscaping.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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MARTA is cleaner and on time more often.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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To the person who gave me a reputation point and asked if I was a HBCU alumna and why I am moving - here is my answer.

I have no idea what HBCU stands for.
I am moving due to my husband's job transfer.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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To the person who gave me a reputation point and asked if I was a HBCU alumna and why I am moving - here is my answer.

I have no idea what HBCU stands for.
I am moving due to my husband's job transfer.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

A new thing for me, too, but I come from the great white north. Or something.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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WMATA is better than MARTA, end of story.
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