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Old 09-10-2015, 11:15 PM
 
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Plenty of folks who don't care to schlep around with their luggage on a hot train car while drunk folks serenade you once on board and then have to schlep through a stinky MARTA parking lot to their car. Much more pleasant to simply drive. After moving to the burbs I decided to park at the Doraville station and take MARTA to the airport. Worked out just as described. But, I decided to do it again. Same (almost) experience.

Unfortunately, now I simply drive or take a car service. Too bad...
I take Doravile to the airport all the time and I'm not even sure what you are talking about. This sounds some hyperbolic trash Rush Limbaugh would say.
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA
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I wouldn't be surprised if there are 500 threads on MARTA in this forum.
How come it is such a huge topic of discussion?
(And yes, I'm adding to to it with this thread).
As a B/R ATLien, I'm wondering if it's the migration of people from transit heavy cities (NY/SF)? Then again, in real life I don't hear that many people caping for MARTA like the C/D cult does...
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA
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That's a very selfish thought. What happened to being part of society?
"The needs of one greatly outweigh the needs of the many"

...And no, there's no typo.
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Did y'all ever think 85% of people drive because our policies have made it where only 1 type of transportation is fully funded, while transit has to scrap by? If we funded both transportation networks at the same level, would it encourage more people to use transit?
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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And your car might get stolen or broken into. We were warned by people who had it happen at East Lake when we first moved here.
If you leave valuables visible, there is a good chance your car will get broken into, but that cam happen anywhere. Solution: don't leave stuff lying around your car, practice the clean car campaign.
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:44 AM
 
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I think it comes down to the fact that we a getting taxed for a system that most people don't use and that has a long history of being run more like an employment agency than a transit agency.

I personally don't think MARTA brings crime but there are some who do.
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I think it comes down to the fact that we a getting taxed for a system that most people don't use and that has a long history of being run more like an employment agency than a transit agency.

I personally don't think MARTA brings crime but there are some who do.
Unfortunately there will always people who are uneducated.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:05 AM
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Unfortunately there will always people who are uneducated.
And there are always people who stick their head in the sand, deny reality and call people who don't agree uneducated. The articles that have been linked on here show that crime is increased in inner city locations and that the studies are mixed beyond that.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:06 AM
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Did y'all ever think 85% of people drive because our policies have made it where only 1 type of transportation is fully funded, while transit has to scrap by? If we funded both transportation networks at the same level, would it encourage more people to use transit?
Roads don't get 50-70% subsidies.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:13 AM
 
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Roads don't get 50-70% subsidies.
Yes, they do.

Gasoline Taxes and Tolls Pay for Only a Third of State & Local Road Spending | Tax Foundation

... Well, it is actually 74.4% subsidy here in GA, so I guess it is even more of a subsidy than you suggest.

Meanwhile your $2.50 MARTA rail fare is covering almost the entire cost of your trip: http://www.itsmarta.com/KPIChart.asp..._per_rail_Pass
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