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Old 04-21-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: O4W
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from netdragon..... http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac..._marta_brt.jpg

+75% vote if they include a map similar to this with A DETAILED PLAN AT HAVING HEAVY RAIL in Gwinnett in 5-7 years
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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I would love to get the "brain train" commuter rail all the way to Athens. But I am not sure how the funding would work for the rest of the length all the way to Athens.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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And its pretty ridiculous when they "rebrand" the buses like that pink one (the bus has been painted totally pink for the ad). MARTA at least needs to make it look like a MARTA bus instead of some random bus with lawyer's ads on it.
If someone is willing to pay a monthly fee to wrap the bus, let them do it.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I find it funny Gwinnettians want MARTA, but only 50% are willing to pay the sales tax for it. How else, by law, do they expect to get MARTA?
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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I find it funny Gwinnettians want MARTA, but only 50% are willing to pay the sales tax for it. How else, by law, do they expect to get MARTA?
Pure F***ing Magic.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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I find it funny Gwinnettians want MARTA, but only 50% are willing to pay the sales tax for it. How else, by law, do they expect to get MARTA?
Bear in mind that MARTA wasn't exactly embraced with overwhelming enthusiasm by Fulton, DeKalb or the city of Atlanta.

When MARTA first came up for a vote in 1968 it was soundly rejected by the city of Atlanta as well as all the metro counties. In the city, the vote was 53,660 (58%) against, with only 38,675 (42%) in favor.

In the 1971 referendum, after extremely vigorous support by Mayor Massell, MARTA passed with 55% in the city but still barely squeaked by with 51% in Fulton and 52% in DeKalb.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: O4W
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I find it funny Gwinnettians want MARTA, but only 50% are willing to pay the sales tax for it. How else, by law, do they expect to get MARTA?
Disregard that. The idiot didn't ask the question the correct way to get the right answer
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Disregard that. The idiot didn't ask the question the correct way to get the right answer
Am I the idiot?
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:20 PM
 
Location: O4W
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Am I the idiot?
no

I said the article is BS because they didn't ask the question the right way. The idiot is the person responsible for these stats. If they don't ask the question the right way we will never get the right answer
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:07 PM
 
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With all those Mexican Cartels in Gwinnett Atlanta would be safer if Marta didn't go into Gwinnett

But they need a way to courier drugs to the airport if traffic is bad.
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