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Old 09-02-2015, 06:37 PM
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It is in the original link / report I put up. They have the actual emails with CSX in the appendix if you want to read them.

But yes, the neighborhoods are part of the reason for the tunnel too, mostly that they don't want to lose their yards to get the ROW for LRT.
I saw the letters. Lots of requests for tunnels from the neighborhood. And CSX WAS amenable to letting MARTA in the ROW, but only in tunnels. They didn't want to give up any land. Neither did Emory. Emory wanted rail, but didn't want to give up any land. Saw some interesting comments that Emory, Emory Hospital and CDC created the mess so they should pay for it. But it sounds like Emory wants a free lunch. Rail, but they won't give up any land. And they want MARTA to improve all the intersections.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:38 PM
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Comments reflected the people I talked to at the meeting. Nobody was very happy with what was proposed.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:50 PM
 
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Can someone explain why, if the line is going to use the existing rail lines between Lindbergh and North Decatur Rd, MARTA doesn't just construct an HRT (at least for that portion)? Why not create a HRT line along the existing rail line between Lindbergh and East Lake?
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:54 PM
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can someone explain why, if the line is going to use the existing rail lines between lindbergh and north decatur rd, marta doesn't just construct an hrt (at least for that portion)? Why not create a hrt line along the existing rail line between lindbergh and east lake?
nimby.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:12 PM
 
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Just ugh. I can appreciate the East Lakers not wanting the trains coming, the ROW in that sections looks non-existent. But for the rest, there's a fairly appreciable buffer between the ROW and private properties.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:21 PM
 
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I drive around the city a great deal for my job, and I agree than any section of rail that has to share space with vehicular traffic is a non-starter. The roads in Dekalb cannot handle the traffic volumes as it is; adding at-grade LRT sections would just lead to trains getting stuck in the gridlock on those sections and gumming up the whole line.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:42 PM
 
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You can't fix traffic with large roads. You fix traffic with alternatives to driving.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:49 PM
 
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My point was that this line needs its own dedicated ROW.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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My point was that this line needs its own dedicated ROW.
Agreed
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:56 PM
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My point was that this line needs its own dedicated ROW.
The current plan makes horrible traffic completely ridiculous and has a rail line that moves ridiculously slow while forcing transfers and generates minimal ridership for a billion $.
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