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Old 03-06-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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As MARTA looks to expansion, itís analyzing those routes and ramping up efforts to get people to try the bus. Thatís a good thing. The potential for improved and expanded transit service may be realized a lot faster on roads than it can on rails. Once MARTA fixed train frequencies last year, ridership went up. If the agency can figure out bus service, the potential for growth seems great. (At the time of this writing, bus ridership in fiscal year 2015 was at 32,774,795; train ridership was at 38,212,764. That was an increase of 7.1 percent for bus and 7.7 percent for rail over 2014. Bus expenses, including maintenance, cost MARTA $154.8 million in FY 2014, with rail costing $57.8 million. )

Beginning March 21, MARTA will add 140 bus stops in Clayton County; residents there voted in November to increase their sales tax to join the system. The first three Clayton bus routes will connect to MARTA trains at the Decatur, Five Points and College Park stations. When Claytonís service is fully operational, it will have close to 800 stops, a spokeswoman said.

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Old 03-06-2015, 09:34 AM
 
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Yea 2 of my old bus route I used to catch is extending into ClayCo right into forest park and more into the Ellenwood part of the county. the buses on route 55 stay full and route 15 also.
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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I think the ridership #s are going to be good for the the Clayco routes. When Ctran was in existence the 503(Now 196) was on a 7 min to 15 headway. I hope the same level of service will still exist with MARTA.
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:33 PM
 
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:49 PM
 
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:21 PM
 
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He loves following around threads but i just added him to my ignore list
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Old 03-06-2015, 04:33 PM
 
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He loves following around threads but i just added him to my ignore list
Yes, I follow threads. Glad to see I made such a prestigious list.

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