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Old 05-20-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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I wish the Northpoint station could be on the same side as the mall, but I can't really disagree with the other station placements, and having two crossovers that close together is a waste of money. What I find interesting is the space reserved for a maintenance facility north of Windward. I'm guessing by the amount of space that it will be far more expansive than the "yard" off the end of Doraville.
It'll probably be a mini-version of Avondale/Armour/South Yards with a provision to extend north to Forsyth (hey, you never know).
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:20 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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i like the idea of keeping on the westside. the only concern i have is a personal one; they're thinking of putting it on old holcomb bridge road, which i just discovered last week. that little stretch of road has been preserved since the 70s; you feel like you're way up in the mountains; it's a nice little spot that all the development has missed. but out of all the locations that needs a transit station, it's right there. there are so many apartments and there are dirt paths worn into the verge from people walking up and down the street so much. just hoping they treat it with kid gloves and make it less car-oriented, maybe leave some of the natural beauty in place.
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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i like the idea of keeping on the westside. the only concern i have is a personal one; they're thinking of putting it on old holcomb bridge road, which i just discovered last week. that little stretch of road has been preserved since the 70s; you feel like you're way up in the mountains; it's a nice little spot that all the development has missed. but out of all the locations that needs a transit station, it's right there. there are so many apartments and there are dirt paths worn into the verge from people walking up and down the street so much. just hoping they treat it with kid gloves and make it less car-oriented, maybe leave some of the natural beauty in place.
GDOT will not allow MARTA to build a station within it's interchange ROW.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:17 AM
 
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It looks like state Sen. Brandon Beach is getting a stiff primary challenge based on his support for expanding MARTA.


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“Traffic,” says [Alpharetta resident] Kemp, 55, before the question even has time to settle. “The traffic is getting worse every day. It’s affecting my whole life, just going to get groceries now takes a half-hour.”

It’s a tailor-made entry for the man standing on her doorstep, a first-time candidate for office who has forced a local incumbent, state Sen. Brandon Beach, into one of this year’s toughest re-election battles for a seat in the Georgia Legislature.

Beach, an Alpharetta Republican, was a big backer of last year’s blockbuster transportation bill and championed horse-racing legislation and MARTA expansion this year. But he faces a GOP primary challenge on May 24 from an investment manager, Aaron Barlow, who both in person and in a flurry of self-funded political mailers attacks Beach over those votes and what he says is a “tax first and ask questions later” approach.

“I’m a conservative Republican trying to get rid of a liberal Republican,” the 41-year-old Barlow tells Kemp. “He’s the one who did the billion-dollar gas tax when we had a state surplus that could pay for the same projects.”

More...Senate campaign battle in N. Fulton, Cherokee among roughest | www.myajc.com
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Old 05-23-2016, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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It looks like state Sen. Brandon Beach is getting a stiff primary challenge based on his support for expanding MARTA.
Wow, just, wow. I can't wait to see what Alpharetta traffic will look like in 2030!
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:26 AM
 
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It looks like state Sen. Brandon Beach is getting a stiff primary challenge based on his support for expanding MARTA.
Sen. Brandon Beach won
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Sen. Brandon Beach won
I won't say good, since Beach has supported some rather sad other efforts, but I will say I'm glad to see him at least stay strong after such a silly attack.

I mean... how dare he support the voters' choice, right? (/s)
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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As was posted in another thread, it appears from this move that extending the Red Line north along GA 400 is dead.
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Plans for toll lanes on Ga. 400 got a boost Tuesday when the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $184.1 million grant for the project.
Georgia plans to build 17 miles of express toll lanes in Fulton and Forsyth counties. Construction is expected to start in 2021.
Now there will be some sort of cheap bus, running in HOT Lanes that has to mix with traffic to exit or just simply point-to-point express buses along the corridor.
https://www.myajc.com/blog/commuting...bnEdLAaX65lmN/
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Yep. Almost $2 billion in toll lanes up 400 smh.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Yep. Almost $2 billion in toll lanes up 400 smh.
And all North Fulton will get is buses, then they can point and say 'see transit doesn't work.'
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