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Old 03-27-2018, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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Not to turn that money down, but that is still quite paltry compared to the needs of the state, let alone the metro.
What I don't understand, is what happened to the $75 million, the last time the state did this. A couple of years ago or whatever.

As I recall, it was supposed to go towards that nice new uniform transit signage for the Atlanta region, but I haven't seen any new signs. Even when in Midtown I haven't seen them.

Then one of the other things was paying for the Cobb 10x route, and does that exist yet? I don't think so, but I dunno.
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Old 03-27-2018, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Not to turn that money down, but that is still quite paltry compared to the needs of the state, let alone the metro.
Agreed. At first I was elated when I saw that announcement, but then I thought, wait a minute, that's chump change compared to what the metro area needs. Ah well, baby steps, but let's not settle for just that.
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Old 03-27-2018, 06:27 PM
 
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Yeah its best just to build MMPT or at least a small bare minimum transfer station there.

The Buford Line shouldn't transfer at the Doraville Station. Just let it go straight down to 5 Points. That means someone in Buford could be able to get to downtown in 20 mins if we count going from Buford to Susanna, Duluth, Norcross to Doraville at 3 mins stops each.

Someone from Dacula would be able to get Downtown in 24 mins. This could also stop at Emory.

Someone in Kennesaw or in Powder Springs could be able to get to Downtown in 20 mins


Like someone said earlier we do not need a fancy station and a tunnel or walkway to 5 Points. Just the bare minimum.


Does anyone have a cheaper and better plan than this? If so tell me because Im going to present this to the Gwinnett Transportation members in April at one of their meetings
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:05 PM
 
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One of the ideas behind commuter rail in Clayton is that route is intended to eventually be a rail line to Macon and points south. I'm not sure that will happen in the next 50 years, if ever, but that is the intent.

So the above is a very good question. Do you preclude an inter-city train?
I don't care what it is as long as its a train
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mya...gJWyJ/amp.html

I didnít know if this was already posted, but some good news for all of the bleakness on this thread. Buses in Clayton are actually overcrowded. Commuter rail might not be enough to service the county, I think Clayton needs heavy rail.
Do you know what 2 new bus routes they plan on adding?
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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Does anyone have a cheaper and better plan than this? If so tell me because Im going to present this to the Gwinnett Transportation members in April at one of their meetings
Tell them to put this guy in its own dedicated lanes in the median of Satellite Blvd:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKIKKIWNg4E

Light rail without the cost of the rail. And battery powered.

Run it from Dunwoody to the Gwinnett Arena. Via 285 managed lanes, and Brook Hollow and whatever roads
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:08 PM
 
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Governor Deal announces $100 million spending for transit:

https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regi...Q9KCNgajG74wI/
Well I guess its a start

Beggars can't be choosers
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Yeah its best just to build MMPT or at least a small bare minimum transfer station there.

The Buford Line shouldn't transfer at the Doraville Station. Just let it go straight down to 5 Points. That means someone in Buford could be able to get to downtown in 20 mins if we count going from Buford to Susanna, Duluth, Norcross to Doraville at 3 mins stops each.

Someone from Dacula would be able to get Downtown in 24 mins. This could also stop at Emory.

Someone in Kennesaw or in Powder Springs could be able to get to Downtown in 20 mins


Like someone said earlier we do not need a fancy station and a tunnel or walkway to 5 Points. Just the bare minimum.


Does anyone have a cheaper and better plan than this? If so tell me because Im going to present this to the Gwinnett Transportation members in April at one of their meetings
I think a commuter rail line should stop at both Doraville and the future MMPT near Five Points. That way people coming from Gwinnett wouldn't have to go all the way downtown and then take the train back to Lindbergh, for example.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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Well I guess its a start

Beggars can't be choosers
Man, I'm totally serious about this. IMO something just like this could be the solution for the whole metro area. It's the absolute best thing for the money.

It is NOT a bus, with all the stigma with something being a bus. Not a BRT. And shouldn't be called that. It would be a guided train. But without all the cost involved. Just using existing roads, converted to new use.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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I think a commuter rail line should stop at both Doraville and the future MMPT near Five Points. That way people coming from Gwinnett wouldn't have to go all the way downtown and then take the train back to Lindbergh, for example.
And it would stop at Lenox as well.
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