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Old 04-09-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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Neighbor Newspapers - MARTA CEO Keith Parker talks transit improvements
Dunwoody saw a 7.3% increase over last year.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:36 AM
 
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Imagine what the ridership numbers would have been along the proposed Clifton Corridor.

People in the "inner suburbs" (Lakeside, North Decatur, Dunwoody, North Fulton, etc) overwhelmingly want to be able to train around the area. Depressing that it can't be done.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Good. I could see wanting to take the train next to Perimeter Mall if it would get me back and forth to where I needed to be. I've seen several threads here and articles elsewhere about the business developments in that area. Maybe an influx of new people more open to transit has something to do with the increase. I'm not a fan of the traffic on Peachtree-Dunwoody near those hospistals, but I actually think the area on Ashford Dunwoody is pretty cool and the train is walking distance.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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When I was at the GSU dorms my first two years, me and my friends would take MARTA up to Perimeter Mall all the time. Very convenient. We would go Perimeter, then back down to Lenox. Sucks those that I have to take a train to the suburbs to do my shopping. Atlantic Station can be underwhelming. Really hope in the next 10 years, shopping in the core will be better.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:07 PM
 
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What the Perimeter/Dunwoody area really needs is a high-occupancy passenger rail transit line (preferably a regional heavy rail transit line) along the Top End I-285 Perimeter that connects Cobb and Gwinnett counties by way of the Perimeter Center area.

An extension of the existing MARTA Red Line north to the Windward Parkway area in Alpharetta would also greatly help.

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People in the "inner suburbs" (Lakeside, North Decatur, Dunwoody, North Fulton, etc) overwhelmingly want to be able to train around the area. Depressing that it can't be done.
Providing more multimodal transportation options can be and will be done, it's just that it is going to take much time, patience and (most importantly) money to be done.

The money part is the toughest because right now there just simply is not enough money to do much more than semi-routine maintenance on the existing road network.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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What the Perimeter/Dunwoody area really needs is a high-occupancy passenger rail transit line (preferably a regional heavy rail transit line) along the Top End I-285 Perimeter that connects Cobb and Gwinnett counties by way of the Perimeter Center area.
You have to wonder why they don't build the MMTP at Perimeter. It's got direct access to the N/S MARTA line, which would make it a snap for those who have to come ITP.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:32 PM
 
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You have to wonder why they don't build the MMTP at Perimeter. It's got direct access to the N/S MARTA line, which would make it a snap for those who have to come ITP.
This is a good point as the Downtown/Five Points/Gulch MMPT doesn't have to be the only MMPT built. Other MMPTs can also (and will likely) be built as well in very-important outlying locations like the Airport, Perimeter Center, Cumberland and the like.

The state already has preliminary plans to build another MMPT in the Atlantic Station area, and building one at or near the world-leading Atlanta Airport is a no-brainer.

It's just that the Five Points/Gulch MMPT is the starting point because it will be a major catalyst for the much-needed redevelopment of the South Downtown area.

An MMPT in the Perimeter Center area would likely serve as a catalyst for the redevelopment of the existing Perimeter Mall into one huge large-scale high-density mixed-use transit-oriented development with high-rise mixed-use towers (office, residential, retail, lodging, etc) on and around the site where Perimeter Mall now stands as a single-use retail development.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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When I was at the GSU dorms my first two years, me and my friends would take MARTA up to Perimeter Mall all the time. Very convenient. We would go Perimeter, then back down to Lenox. Sucks those that I have to take a train to the suburbs to do my shopping. Atlantic Station can be underwhelming. Really hope in the next 10 years, shopping in the core will be better.
I think Atlantic Station really has potential. I could see enjoying being able to walk to the movies or Publix
or a restaurant or even yoga or movies in the park. Something about it just doesn't feel real though. The clothing stores' prices are nothing to write home about lol; maybe it just needs more time to develop into a community that feels more cohesive.
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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You have to wonder why they don't build the MMTP at Perimeter. It's got direct access to the N/S MARTA line, which would make it a snap for those who have to come ITP.
Please tell me this is sarcasm? How exactly would you route the rest of the trains into it at Perimeter?
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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How exactly would you route the rest of the trains into it at Perimeter?
I thought part of the problem with putting this thing downtown is that there's no way to bring passenger trains in.

However, I'm no expert on the subject.
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