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Old 05-12-2016, 09:20 AM
 
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Which projects should they get rid of?
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:26 AM
 
Location: N.C. for now... Atlanta future
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If even half of that becomes reality, it will do wonders. Infill stations on the existing lines is something that rarely entered my head but it should have. Beginning those with TOD's from the start would bring instant residents and workers. They should also try as much as possible to incorporate office space into the TOD's at the stations. I like the fact that NCR is locating into the city, but I always thought it was a shame they couldn't be on top or beside a MARTA station. Running the west line to I-285 and making an exit-only entrance would enable travelers to get off the interstate and ride to downtown from the west side as well. I'm fully on board with BRT now too provided it's done right. Bottom line-even though it was a shame that the north Fulton rail expansion died, this new opportunity can help the actual city of Atlanta completely revamp with a better system that it deserves. Only until the northern county residents choke enough on their own exhaust fumes will expansion up there become a political issue enough for them to vote it into office.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Which projects should they get rid of?
The West Line extension is probably the lowest ROI.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:30 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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The West Line extension is probably the lowest ROI.
It really needs to be extended to Fulton Industrial (which should be annexed by the CoA).
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:37 AM
 
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The West Line extension is probably the lowest ROI.
True but I love ANY HRT expansion
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:37 AM
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Good start. I like that the I-20 west HRT extension is on there. The station rehabs/renovations also planned are sorely needed in my opinion.

Of course, two of the projects on that list (Clifton Corridor & I-20 east BRT) will only happen once DeKalb County decides to join in on the 1.5% sales tax fun.

- skbl17
The Atlanta only portion of those makes no sense.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:42 AM
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The West Line extension is probably the lowest ROI.
Probably because of the cost. But long run, its important to get MARTA outside 285. If you have to drive inside 285, you are likely to drive the rest of the way. That's one of the things about Clayton rail that is very good, besides just serving Clayton County.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:46 AM
 
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Are the Armor Yard and Murphy's Crossings stations really needed?

Im not in that area much
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:49 AM
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Is the Armor Yard station really needed?

Im not in that area much
There's nothing at Armor Yard, but if its closer to Cheshire Bridge, there is a lot.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Probably because of the cost. But long run, its important to get MARTA outside 285. If you have to drive inside 285, you are likely to drive the rest of the way. That's one of the things about Clayton rail that is very good, besides just serving Clayton County.
Just to serve the FIB corridor, those buses are standing room only.
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