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Old 10-30-2015, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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HRT is what separates Atlanta from Dallas, Houston, Denver, Portland, and other cities playing catch up with LRT transit systems.
Uh, DART, RTA, and MAX are all more extensive than MARTA so that just leaves Houston and others.
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Uh, DART, RTA, and MAX are all more extensive than MARTA so that just leaves Houston and others.
More extensive, but slower and not nearly the capacity. Also, only 2 of those directly serve the airport terminals. LRT cannot compare to HRT.
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:13 PM
 
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I wonder if those systems have $700 million in deferred maintenance? Perhaps they are managed better than the decades of incompetence that has, and continues to plague MARTA.
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:19 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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More extensive, but slower and not nearly the capacity. Also, only 2 of those directly serve the airport terminals. LRT cannot compare to HRT.
Bingo. Amazing that we even have the system in the first place.
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:18 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Bingo. Amazing that we even have the system in the first place.
Very True statement. We are very lucky to be a Southern City with a Subway system, even though its not that extensive. I'm very curious to see where future rail expansions period may go in the Metro area. That includes any Heavy Rail, Light Rail or Commuter Rail Transit being that Georgia isn't Transit friendly.
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Very True statement. We are very lucky to be a Southern City with a Subway system, even though its not that extensive. I'm very curious to see where future rail expansions period may go in the Metro area. That includes any Heavy Rail, Light Rail or Commuter Rail Transit being that Georgia isn't Transit friendly.
It is the 9th busiest subway system in the US, all busier subways are in older, denser cities. Atlanta is ahead of the curve on SunBelt city transit.
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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It is the 9th busiest subway system in the US, all busier subways are in older, denser cities. Atlanta is ahead of the curve on SunBelt city transit.
Though that's not a good reason to rest on our laurels, of course. I look forward to what value further build-out will bring.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:41 PM
 
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More extensive, but slower and not nearly the capacity. Also, only 2 of those directly serve the airport terminals. LRT cannot compare to HRT.
I was surprised how fast the Minneapolis LRT was leaving the airport. LRT can move pretty fast. And they can string a number of cars together too.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:04 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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I'm in San Francisco right now and it makes me appreciate MARTA all the more. SF is an amazing city, but BART is in major need of an overhaul. Also, in today's NY Times, there's an article about the major trouble WMATA is in. People complain about MARTA, but right now we're sitting pretty compared to other transit systems.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:04 PM
 
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Just imagine if the original MARTA agreement had prevailed....oh well. Atlanta's still much better off with what it currently has.
Um...yeah...Cobb's growth would have really taken off.
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