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Old 12-12-2016, 01:58 PM
Status: "Ready for Fall" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: Atlanta
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What does that have to do with MARTA?

Pathetic.
No, what's pathetic is your continued bashing of an Agency you'll never use and obviously wish to see fail for some demented reason.

Meanwhile, the citizens that reside in their core service area recently voted to increase the taxes they pay to expand this supposedly 'failing' system.

And in case you didn't know, in U.S. Transit circles Keith Parker is considered to be a superstar. Look it up.
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Old 12-12-2016, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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How broken is your transit agency when they can't even buy trash cans?

Pathetic.

Tell me again how great Keith Parker is...
MARTA is actively planning on replacing all of its bus signs with the unified system developed with the ARC. The MARTA Army is a stop-gap, used to implement, and, more importantly, test new features at a minimal cost. The schedules, the trash cans, et. all. are experiments to see how things will go, how the public might respond to it, etc. before full execution.

It's not that the agency can't afford it, nor is it that the agency can't get it done. Instead, it's that these are valuable test-runs while the agency goes through the official, lengthy processes. Ultimately, this will likely save time by confirming ideas, finding problems, and gathering feedback.
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:10 PM
 
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[quote=JMatl;46483551And in case you didn't know, in U.S. Transit circles Keith Parker is considered to be a superstar. Look it up.[/QUOTE]

Good thing he is in government.

Private industry doesn't promote failure like this.

Y'all are some low-standard having fools.
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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MARTA is actively planning on replacing all of its bus signs with the unified system developed with the ARC. The MARTA Army is a stop-gap, used to implement, and, more importantly, test new features at a minimal cost. The schedules, the trash cans, et. all. are experiments to see how things will go, how the public might respond to it, etc. before full execution.

It's not that the agency can't afford it, nor is it that the agency can't get it done. Instead, it's that these are valuable test-runs while the agency goes through the official, lengthy processes. Ultimately, this will likely save time by confirming ideas, finding problems, and gathering feedback.
I doubt CobbLinc adopts the unified signage, that's too Agenda 21 for them.
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:17 PM
Status: "Ready for Fall" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: Atlanta
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Good thing he is in government.

Private industry doesn't promote failure like this.

Y'all are some low-standard having fools.
Failure? As in the first operating surplus in forever? We aren't the fools around here, Bub.

Perhaps you would be happier in a non-Metro type of environment. Like Montana or Wyoming.
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Failure? As in the first operating surplus in forever? We aren't the fools around here, Bub.

Perhaps you would be happier in a non-Metro type of environment. Like Montana or Wyoming.
I hear that the Neo-Nazi Survivalist Camps up there are lovely this time of year.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I hear that the Neo-Nazi Survivalist Camps up there are lovely this time of year.
They prefer Alt-Right now, it's more PC.
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I rode Marta for the first time last week. I took it from the airport to the Arts Center for my stay at the Artmore. Overall I thought it was a decent rail system, better than I expected and luckily I didn't have to wait long for any of the trains.

There's one thing I'm still confused about. So I purchased a breeze card from one of the machines at the airport using my CC. I added $5 to the card, since I only planned on using Marta twice. On my last day, checked out of the hotel, walked across the street to the Arts Center Station, used my breeze card to open the gate, noticed it said $0.00 remaining on the gate display, and then I proceeded to take the train to Peachtree Station where I planned to meet up with someone for a bite to eat at Avila by Kameel. At Peachtree, got off the train and tapped my breeze card to exit through the gates, and the gate wouldn't open.. display showed a red x.

Eventually a Marta employee came and said your card's empty, you need to put more money on your card. I explained that I'm just trying to exit and won't be riding Marta again. He insisted I needed to put money on the card to exit the station. After a few more minutes, another guy came by and he said they'd open the gate for me but only if I went straight to a machine to pay. I obliged, walked through the gate and right pass the machines and up the escalator. Can anyone explain why I couldn't get through the exit gates? I thought it was $2.50 for each ride, plus the cost of the breeze card, which is what I paid. At least my lunch at Avila and the heartwarming, welcoming greeting from Kameel who couldn't have been friendlier, quickly made me forget about the annoying situation at the exit gate.

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Old 12-17-2016, 01:24 PM
 
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There's one thing I'm still confused about. So I purchased a breeze card from one of the machines at the airport using my CC. I added $5 to the card, since I only planned on using Marta twice. On my last day, checked out of the hotel, walked across the street to the Arts Center Station, used my breeze card to open the gate, noticed it said $0.00 remaining on the gate display, and then I proceeded to take the train to Peachtree Station where I planned to meet up with someone for a bite to eat at Avila by Kameel. At Peachtree, got off the train and tapped my breeze card to exit through the gates, and the gate wouldn't open.. display showed a red x.

Eventually a Marta employee came and said your card's empty, you need to put more money on your card. I explained that I'm just trying to exit and won't be riding Marta again. He insisted I needed to put money on the card to exit the station. After a few more minutes, another guy came by and he said they'd open the gate for me but only if I went straight to a machine to pay. I obliged, walked through the gate and right pass the machines and up the escalator. Can anyone explain why I couldn't get through the exit gates? I thought it was $2.50 for each ride, plus the cost of the breeze card, which is what I paid. At least my lunch at Avila and the heartwarming, welcoming greeting from Kameel who couldn't have been friendlier, quickly made me forget about the annoying situation at the exit gate.
$2.50 is just for the ride. Getting off is extra.
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Old 12-17-2016, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Trash cans cost over $200 each? I think I could have found a better deal than that.

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