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Old 03-05-2015, 05:32 PM
 
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I think they're all important and they're all needed. But if you had to pick one to get done first, what would it be?

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Old 03-05-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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I would prioritize them depending on which has paid the most into the system, while considering the number of riders served. 400 is the obvious first. I would have to see some numbers to pick the second.
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:46 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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North Line HRT (not BRT) extension. Would connect the North Fulton employment centers to Downtown/the airport by rail. Clifton Corridor would be a close second.
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:14 PM
 
Location: O4W
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1. Cobb Co Line
2. Gwinnett Co Line
3. CC
4. 400
5. 20
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:15 PM
 
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If those are my only choices 400. In terms of real need for metro Atlanta as a whole, a line up I-75 into Cobb County would be better.
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:17 PM
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I don't like the very expensive light rail in the Clifton corridor, but I think connecting Emory and CDC is the most important. I strongly prefer HRT there.

400 is close behind.

I don't think I-20 East is important. Its close to the existing line and that area could be serviced well much cheaper. (now if you are talking about the Stonecrest line-extending the blue line outside 285, that one is important, but not nearly as much as the first two).
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Clifton corridor
Red line extension
I-20 east line
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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I'd probably put I-20 East just a notch above the others, but only a tiny little notch. Reason is once that corridor becomes attractive, it could serve to "relieve" the northern corridors a bit in terms of population and development. I-20 between I-285 and Moreland isn't quite at capacity so a station at Wesley Chapel could serve as a mini-perimeter almost since you'd have the good road access to Atlanta, the airport, and even on up to the northside, and good transit access for the day-to-day workers and also to Atlanta.
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:41 PM
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Location: Atlanta
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I don't like the very expensive light rail in the Clifton corridor, but I think connecting Emory and CDC is the most important. I strongly prefer HRT there.
Huh? HRT is much, much more expensive than Light Rail.
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:44 PM
 
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Huh? HRT is much, much more expensive than Light Rail.

I assume that he is thinking if we're gon' spend a lot of money for light rail, we might as well go ahead and make it heavy rail...the extra cost would be worth it.
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