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Old 09-16-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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strippers?
Well, the poles are already there
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:55 AM
 
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There are already about 5 people in every car broadcasting terrible music. Whatever DJ we hire needs to be able to drown out Fetty Wap.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:09 AM
 
Location: O4W
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There are already about 5 people in every car broadcasting terrible music. Whatever DJ we hire needs to be able to drown out Fetty Wap.

So will the DJ play hip hop on the Bankhead line, Salsa on the Doraville line and County music at the Sandy Springs station?
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:10 AM
 
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Whatever DJ we hire needs to be able to drown out Fetty Wap.
I thought this was a joke.

I typically keep up with pop music, but had never heard of Fetty Wap. I see that Trap Queen hit number 2 on the Billboard top 100. Then I saw the video on Youtube has 237 million views.

Surely I've heard it, I just didn't know who sang it or what it was called.

Then I played it. Nope. Never heard it ever. Boy, I must be really out of touch.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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No salsa. Please, please, let him play Babymetal on the Doraville line!

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Old 09-16-2015, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC & Augusta, GA
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There are already about 5 people in every car broadcasting terrible music. Whatever DJ we hire needs to be able to drown out Fetty Wap.
Fetty Wap is good though - Trap Queen and Come My Way are nice sounding songs.

As long as these "millennials" don't spread MARTA into Fayette County...
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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1) Have a vote via the MARTA app.
2) There could be quiet cars.
3) Pro Bono
4) This is Atlanta, it should be Atlanta based hip hop artist.
Re No. 2, I'd recommend putting the quiet cars nearest the staircases and elevators, so that the elderly, physically challenged and those with children won't have to walk as far to find them.

On No. 4, I appreciate artistic expression but I don't want to be riding along with other passengers hearing offensive lyrics.
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:25 AM
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The upshot is to make MARTA an integral part of life in metro Atlanta. Ideas include an app that lists events occurring at locations near MARTA bus and rail stops; expanding the fresh market concept that MARTA has developed at the West End Station; staging pop up community gardens in underused parking lots; and having live DJs mix music inside MARTA trains.

MARTA would hire an art curator to coordinate the events, according to presenter Blake Bredbenner.


Its this type of thing that makes people believe MARTA is incompetent and shouldn't have any more money. A transit agency hiring an art curator?

Maybe they should spend their money on transit and leave art and community gardens, etc. to city governments.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Just outside of McDonough, Georgia
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Hey, people offering ideas on how to make MARTA better! It can't be so bad.

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A related aspect is to unify the region’s five major transit systems in order to promote the development of a comprehensive transit system. The group cites MARTA, GRTA, Cobb Community Transit, Gwinnett County Transit, and Atlanta Streetcar.
Good idea! Gee, I wish we had an agency that was originally set up with this idea in mind. Aw well.

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The upshot is to make MARTA an integral part of life in metro Atlanta.
Of course!

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Ideas include an app that lists events occurring at locations near MARTA bus and rail stops;
Great idea!

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expanding the fresh market concept that MARTA has developed at the West End Station;
I like these millenials. They know what's up. I still hope that these "fresh markets" provide a springboard for full in-station retail, though.

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staging pop up community gardens in underused parking lots;
Still a good idea, but most of those lots are goners once the TOD projects finally start construction. Some of them should still be around, though.

All these ideas are great! What could possibly go wrong?

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and having live DJs mix music inside MARTA trains.
AAAHHHHHH. We almost made it!

No no no no no no no. I have absolutely no problem with allowing officially sanctioned musical performances by local groups inside of rail stations; what's wrong with a little entertainment while waiting for the train? On trains, however? Screw that, I just want (relative) peace and quiet, and I'm sure many riders would agree. The "no music on trains unless you're wearing headphones" rule exists for a reason: nobody wants to share a train with passengers blaring super loud music.

Heck, even with the overall success of the Ride with Respect campaign, there's still a bit of a problem with passengers having their earbud volume up too loud. That is annoying on its own, I can't fathom a MARTA that allows live musical performances on trains.

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MARTA would hire an art curator to coordinate the events, according to presenter Blake Bredbenner.
Are you kidding me? Why does MARTA need an art curator? What, is the agency planning to turn stations into art museums?

Yes, many of the stations are dull concrete husks that could use some freshening up, but I don't think it warrants the maintenance of a full-time art curator. MARTA is a transit agency, not the Smithsonian. What's wrong with "planning events" through MARTA's existing staff?

- skbl17
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Fetty Wap is good though - Trap Queen and Come My Way are nice sounding songs.

As long as these "millennials" don't spread MARTA into Fayette County...
Do Millennials live in Fayette County?!
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