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Old 12-24-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Kind of duplicate service. Also, that corridor is served by the 110, which does an excellent job of serving the current ridership.
110 does an excellent job? You're kidding right? It may be one of MARTA's best bus routes, but it's severely overcrowded, I was hoping 110 would get headways to match the rail service, but it looks like now nothing will change until a streetcar is built along its route.
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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110 does an excellent job? You're kidding right? It may be one of MARTA's best bus routes, but it's severely overcrowded, I was hoping 110 would get headways to match the rail service, but it looks like now nothing will change until a streetcar is built along its route.
Overcrowded? Must be doing something right. It does need 10 minute headways during rush hour, but 15 isn't horrible.
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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Correct. The area is actually called Pershing Point, if I'm not mistaken. I hope that when Dewberry finally gets around to developing the area, that the plans for a Marta infill station are revived. The area is a bit of a hike from the closest station (Arts Center).
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That would be terribly expensive.
all the rail projects are going to be terribly expensive. the fact of the matter is that with the buckhead triangle emerging as a job and residential center means that it will eventually require grade-separated transit. i could see a MARTA line running under peachtree up to buckhead station, with the first stop at brookwood, as a viable option.

what everyone ignores about these rail projects is that essentially we don't pay for it— the federal government provides most of the funds for these projects, and if it doesn't go to us, it will get spent elsewhere. it is just a matter of filling out all the paperwork and taking the required steps to secure the funding.
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:58 PM
 
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I would love to see "uptown" Atlanta developed, but before that if we could just get a wee bit more infill in the downtown/midtown core. What's happening now in the area is great, but I wouldn't mind several more parking lots being redeveloped.
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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I would love to see "uptown" Atlanta developed, but before that if we could just get a wee bit more infill in the downtown/midtown core. What's happening now in the area is great, but I wouldn't mind several more parking lots being redeveloped.
Agreed.
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:28 AM
 
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Thank you for proving my point about demand riders in atlanta and the stigma against buses.
It's not so much the stigma but for the lack of simple conveniences that would make riding the bus less of a hassle. In my area, there aren't any sidewalks to walk to the bus stops, and the stops themselves are poles in the ground surrounded by well-worn red dirt with cow paths leading away in several directions. There's no shelter, bench, or trash can, and you feel exposed. I don't know how the elderly, disabled, or anyone with a stroller deals with it, but when you have no choice, I guess you put up with it.
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:29 PM
 
Location: 30080
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Honestly have never heard anyone refer to anything in ATL as uptown before coming into this thread lol
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I would love to see "uptown" Atlanta developed, but before that if we could just get a wee bit more infill in the downtown/midtown core. What's happening now in the area is great, but I wouldn't mind several more parking lots being redeveloped.
Love it when a parking lot dies for another high-rise development!
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Love it when a parking lot dies for another high-rise development!
Death to all surface parking lots in the core.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Death to all surface parking lots in the core.
With you on that!
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