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Old 05-02-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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http://saportareport.com/leadership/...7/hello-world/

Feel like some people on this board might have some ideas to contribute.

 
Old 05-02-2013, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Why does Marta have such large police officers? Could that not be health and safety issue, in case they need to run somebody down.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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http://saportareport.com/leadership/...7/hello-world/

Feel like some people on this board might have some ideas to contribute.
Great post; I know I have some
 
Old 05-03-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: ATL
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-Add more lines
-Drop the price back to what it used to be
-Decrease the wait time
 
Old 05-03-2013, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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-Add more lines
-Drop the price back to what it used to be
-Decrease the wait time
Realistic suggestions. Those cost money, which the transit agency is in short of.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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For MARTA to become a realistic transportation alternative, lines need to be expanded to where people actually go:

1. Cumberland/Vinings (75,000 jobs + Mall + Convention Center) = 30+ Million visitors annually.
2. Alpharetta / NorthPoint (50,000 jobs + Mall) = 15+ Million visitors annually.
3. Six Flags / Fulton Industrial Blvd (10,000 jobs + Amusement Park) = 5+ Million visitors annually.
4. Stone Mountain = 4+ Million visitors annually.

The goal should be to spend funds wisely to increase ridership to high volume destinations while reducing surface vehicle traffic instead of building stations in areas with low ridership origination.

Last edited by NuclearDensity; 05-03-2013 at 08:22 AM.. Reason: Typo
 
Old 05-03-2013, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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1. Cumberland/Vinings (75,000 jobs + Mall + Convention Center) = 30+ Million visitors annually.
3. Six Flags / Fulton Industrial Blvd (10,000 jobs + Amusement Park) = 5+ Million visitors annually.
Will not work until Cobb County approves the MARTA sales tax. State mandate that MARAT cannot operate outside the counties that collect sales tax to fund it.
I also doubt that Cumberland got 10 million visits less than the entire City of Atlanta, that just broke 40M in 2012.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 08:46 AM
 
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I think "Increasing service" / "adding lines", even specific lines has been suggested before. Its like telling BMW to be a better car company by "selling more cars".

Ideas to raise more money, save more money, or do better with what they have are probably the best ideas.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: atlanta
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Will not work until Cobb County approves the MARTA sales tax. State mandate that MARAT cannot operate outside the counties that collect sales tax to fund it.
I also doubt that Cumberland got 10 million visits less than the entire City of Atlanta, that just broke 40M in 2012.
that's tourismó i think he means 'trips' including people who live in the metro area as well as tourists.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Please continue this discussion in the new "Everything MARTA" thread:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/atlan...l#post29403957

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