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Old 04-25-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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My guess is that the vast majority of the incoming employees will not have convenient MARTA rail access so will drive - like most of us around here.
Your in ansley park, convenient to MARTA. Arts Center or Midtown station. Bus route 37 travels along Piedmont north of 14th street.
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This location would also be very convenient for employees who want to take the train.
Could encourage more employees to more where they have access to MARTA.

 
Old 04-25-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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I ride southbound trains to downtown every day. Although it may seem like it doesn't make sense for most people, the trains still manage to get full. There's no sitting down if you get on in Buckhead or Midtown--that's for sure.

And this is at any rate better than their current setup, where presumably ~0% of the workers take the train into work.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Your in ansley park, convenient to MARTA. Arts Center or Midtown station. Bus route 37 travels along Piedmont north of 14th street.

Could encourage more employees to more where they have access to MARTA.
cq - Not sure if you have, but the 15 minute walk to the MARTA station dressed in a coat and tie in Atlanta weather is generally not something I relish on doing. If it's a weekend, then that's a different calculus.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I ride southbound trains to downtown every day. Although it may seem like it doesn't make sense for most people, the trains still manage to get full. There's no sitting down if you get on in Buckhead or Midtown--that's for sure.

And this is at any rate better than their current setup, where presumably ~0% of the workers take the train into work.
So true about the amount of riders. Northbound trains from Five Points is standing room only until Buckhead, then half the train clears out. Southbound trains in the evening are the same. Even the Blue Line trains are packed. I can never understand were people get the notion that 'nobody rides MARTA' because I see thousands everyday.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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And don't forget the GRTA alternative for those of you who live in outlying areas not near a MARTA station.
Many routes feed either into the Civic Center MARTA station or into Five Points station.
I commute one way daily via GRTA from the Jonesboro Park & Ride lot for example.
By the way, The Civic Center MARTA GRTA stop is only a block & a half from the Suntrust Tower & thus VERY walkable for anyone working in that tower or vicinity.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 02:13 PM
 
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This would be so cool for the downtown area.

I used to work in SunTrust Plaza and it is really a convenient location. Some days I would walk over to Centennial Park or run errands during my lunch hour. On my way back I would pick up lunch from the SunTrust Plaza food court or at the food court in Peachtree Center.

This location would also be very convenient for employees who want to take the train.
Except that probably a very small percentage of the employees live somewhere around Marta. These would be jobs moving from an area nowhere near Marta access of any kind where most of the people probably live close to.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Except that probably a very small percentage of the employees live somewhere around Marta. These would be jobs moving from an area nowhere near Marta access of any kind where most of the people probably live close to.
What about those that rent apartments? This move could encourage those that CAN move, to move closer to work. There are thousands of new apartments being built intown, close to MARTA, within the next 2 years.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Westau
See my reference to GRTA in the post just ahead of yours.
GRTA serves a huge area as compare to MARTA & has routes that cover the metro area.
Check out their web site for route coverage info to see what I mean & look again at my post here at 4:02 to see my comment about the closeness of GRTA's Civic Center station commuting hub to the Suntrust Tower.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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Except that probably a very small percentage of the employees live somewhere around Marta. These would be jobs moving from an area nowhere near Marta access of any kind where most of the people probably live close to.
There is also the option of driving to a suburban station and riding MARTA...don't forget about that one - many thousands of folks do this daily to their jobs in the city.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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What about those that rent apartments? This move could encourage those that CAN move, to move closer to work. There are thousands of new apartments being built intown, close to MARTA, within the next 2 years.
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Westau
See my reference to GRTA in the post just ahead of yours.
GRTA serves a huge area as compare to MARTA & has routes that cover the metro area.
Check out their web site for route coverage info to see what I mean & look again at my post here at 4:02 to see my comment about the closeness of GRTA's Civic Center station commuting hub to the Suntrust Tower.
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There is also the option of driving to a suburban station and riding MARTA...don't forget about that one - many thousands of folks do this daily to their jobs in the city.
These are all negative things to people who already live close to an office. The area they are talking about moving from has a good mix of apartments, townhomes, and also reasonable single family homes. No office downtown can provide that. New jobs downtown is a good thing. Moving jobs from a nice suburb to downtown is a good thing for downtown and a bad thing for the majority of those employees.

These are all options to mitigate the negative of having to drive downtown that doesn't exist when an office is in an area that is easy to drive to and live around.

I believe if you polled the people who work outside of the downtown/midtown/buckhead area the majority would see a work move to any of those areas a big negative because they probably already live close to work.
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