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Old 09-22-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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Its good to see Atlanta improving its Transit , even if its baby steps....but why did they go with LRVs?
What other choice was there?
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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That rendering looks cool, but will the streetcar have to wait on cars up ahead?
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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That rendering looks cool, but will the streetcar have to wait on cars up ahead?
From the replies on Facebook, yes, it will share the road.

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Old 09-23-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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From the replies on Facebook, yes. It will share the road.

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Hm, well, I hope that works out. We are not exactly known for respectful driving around here.

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Old 09-23-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That rendering looks cool, but will the streetcar have to wait on cars up ahead?
That is the whole point of a streetcar... if it had its own lane it'd be a train

It's just a bus with rails. It follows traffic like everyone else.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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Seems like a bus would accomplish the same thing minus the ridiculous costs.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:04 PM
 
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Seems like a bus would accomplish the same thing minus the ridiculous costs.
If you were simply looking at function that would be true. However, people don't seem to get as buzzed about buses these days.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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If you were simply looking at function that would be true. However, people don't seem to get as buzzed about buses these days.
And people, other than a handful on here, are wetting themselves over this project that doesn't really connect anything that needs connecting?
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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And people, other than a handful on here, are wetting themselves over this project that doesn't really connect anything that needs connecting?
It's a piece of the puzzle. Someday it will likely connect up with other lines.

But you can't underestimate the coolness factor. Would automobile transportation be so popular if everybody had to drive the same dumpy car?
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