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Old 09-01-2016, 12:03 PM
 
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Cobb leaders are calling transit connectivity imperative - Curbed Atlanta

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Cobb County, long a bastion of transit independence and anti-rail sentiment, seems to be softening to the idea of a comprehensive transit system, or at least some form of inter-municipal coordination.

According to the Marietta Daily Journal, political and business leaders from the county determined it was past time to get serious about transit that better knits Cobb with the surrounding metro...
We will see what comes of it but times seem to be changing for the better in Cobb. Who knows, they may yet prove me wrong and join MARTA.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:16 PM
 
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Sheet, they might as well. Traffic isnt going to magically disappear overnight. People are going to continue to move to the area so they might as well do something
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:39 PM
 
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I am going to sit back and laugh at what happens to Cobb when the stadium opens.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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I am going to sit back and laugh at what happens to Cobb when the stadium opens.
Its gonna be so beautiful. All the red on the traffic app is going to make me so happy.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:57 PM
 
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They deserve it. I'm not kidding. It's karma and justice for them to suffer after killing MARTA expansions as many times as they have. It's not a joke.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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Fingers crossed
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:30 PM
 
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I am going to sit back and laugh at what happens to Cobb when the stadium opens.
If this happened in Gwinnett or North Fulton or Fayette, people would be doing backflips.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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If this happened in Gwinnett or North Fulton or Fayette, people would be doing backflips.
No, WE wouldn't. Two of the three have almost as bad traffic, and while the third wouldn't engender as many negative comments, it would hardly be celebrated.
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Old 09-01-2016, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Well, I think it's time to really put on the pressure. Cobb citizens have 4 years before the next planned presidential election. Barring some very surprising public polling, that's the next best shot at getting Cobb into the MARTA system

That means that the citizens, business leaders, and politicians have 4 years to organize, plan, negotiate, decide, and educate.

That's 4 years to:
  1. Build a political and business coalition
  2. Build and organize grassroots efforts
  3. Study potential corridors and their ridership
  4. Negotiate between interests for the design of those corridors
  5. Prepare financial forecasts and funding schemes
  6. Prepare Transit Oriented Development guidelines and basic plans
  7. Approach MARTA and get everything verified, if they haven't been involved since day one
  8. Negotiate with MARTA for the final plan and funding schemes
  9. Finalize the plan and create educational pieces
  10. Get the vote on the ballot
  11. Educate the general population on the plan
Not impossible, but there's a LOT of work to be done.
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:25 PM
 
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They deserve it. I'm not kidding. It's karma and justice for them to suffer after killing MARTA expansions as many times as they have. It's not a joke
Real funny for people who will suffer, but want transit and never had a chance to stop the Braves.

Yeah real funny.
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