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Old 07-12-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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I can post wherever the hell I want to, so kiss my a$$. The truth hurts don't it?

I live in NYC now and I don't understand this childishness. Let's see you go into the NYC and see what kind of truth hurts.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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Atl is too spread out for buses to be a convenient method of travel. Simple as that. Bus travel works best in the dense north eastern cities.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:40 PM
 
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This is SO not an issue in NYC.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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The last salary I made in Atlanta was 80k, and I would have rode the bus even if I made 100k. I can agree the transit system does blow pretty much, but it's perfect if you live ITP. If you're in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, downtown, West end, and some other places, the buses are great.
Same here, my wife and I make good money, but ride the bus from the house to the MARTA station. Its convenient, bus stop on the corner from the house, takes the same route as driving, and saves money. MARTA does a great job serving the intown areas with bus and rail. Its when you gotta take a bus that runs every 30-60 minutes that it gets frustrating.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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I think it may have to do with the % of blacks in a city. The more blacks the less people want to ride buses it seems.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:28 PM
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I think it may have to do with the % of blacks in a city. The more blacks the less people want to ride buses it seems.
With their loud rap music, and their marta girl!
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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With their loud rap music, and their marta girl!
MARTA girl was on a train and most bus drivers will not stand loud music.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: NYC by week; ATL by weekend
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With their loud rap music, and their marta girl!
Please tell me this was in jest......
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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Obviously Box has never been on a MARTA bus. He's just seen them while sitting in traffic and YouTube videos.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Why We Should Stop Talking About 'Bus Stigma' - Commute - The Atlantic Cities
Transit agencies need to stop trying to make buses alluring to people who do not want to ride buses. Most of the people making the decisions at transit agencies do not ride transit. We need decision makers, both at the transit agency and city/county commission use mass transit.
Also, most of the areas where transit is efficient is inhabited by lower income people. Older urban neighborhoods, with small blocks and no cul-de-sacs. The suburban road network is too disconnected for buses to work efficient.
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