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Old 09-09-2015, 08:48 PM
 
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The name does not bother me, but I would like some idea what they want you to do. They need a content writer in addition to an Army. Seriously, what's the expectation - cleaning, painting, laying tracks, planting flowers, or what?
Pat each other on the back for being supporters of transit and accomplish nothing?
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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The name does not bother me, but I would like some idea what they want you to do. They need a content writer in addition to an Army. Seriously, what's the expectation - cleaning, painting, laying tracks, planting flowers, or what?
If it means I get to tour the tunnels, i'd be down for helping scrub the concrete around the tracks!
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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If anyone is interested in joining a grassroots effort to improve Atlanta's transit system, sign up here: The MARTA Army
MARTA Army will be in attendance at Transportation Camp South 2015. TransportationCamp South 2015 Registration, Atlanta | Eventbrite

Nah. I'll be at advanced weapons training....probably do more good for MARTA in the future anyway....
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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They sure did represent at TransportationCamp South today. In fact, it was good seeing so many people dedicating a whole day to coming with ideas and solutions designed to alleviate Atlanta's transportation problems.

And Georgia Tech has a nice campus.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Airport City
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They're gonna get ran out of the West End station lol!
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:06 AM
 
Location: City of Trees
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I saw them at TranspoCamp yesterday, and one of their first big tasks is posting 11" x 17" laminated schedules on bus stops, which will be updated every time the schedules change, starting with next month. I got a schedule to post on a bus stop near me, and it's great, as they explained it, that a large group of people can do one small task all over town. I'm sure their role will evolve over time, but I personally see a benefit from this first project.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:27 AM
 
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Why on Earth can't MARTA do that themselves? How poorly run are they? What a waste of tax dollars.
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:06 AM
 
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Why on Earth can't MARTA do that themselves? How poorly run are they? What a waste of tax dollars.
MARTA could post the schedules itself but not all that many workers show up on a given day. Forming a volunteer Army to handle it is a good idea.

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Old 09-27-2015, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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I saw them at TranspoCamp yesterday, and one of their first big tasks is posting 11" x 17" laminated schedules on bus stops, which will be updated every time the schedules change, starting with next month. I got a schedule to post on a bus stop near me, and it's great, as they explained it, that a large group of people can do one small task all over town. I'm sure their role will evolve over time, but I personally see a benefit from this first project.
Got a pic of what they look like? I've been asking for things like this on bus stops for a while, and would love to see what's finally being put up.

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Why on Earth can't MARTA do that themselves? How poorly run are they? What a waste of tax dollars.
Aren't you the one who tells people that MARTA accepts donations to get things done? Well, here people are donating time and money to improve the agency, and your first inclination is to insult the whole thing.

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Old 09-28-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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For those that are interested in helping, adopt a bus stop and receive a free, weather resistant timetable to hang on the bus stop post. It is something free and easy that we can do to help those who don't have a smartphone and the MARTA arrival app.
Operation TimelyTrip
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