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Old 09-26-2017, 09:11 AM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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Would it be wrong to take it if you don't live in Gwinnett?

I guess so.

Not really but you will have to do some research because it does ask a lot of in-depth questions.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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As a resident of Henry Co, I am opposed to MARTA coming out here. We have enough thugs here already.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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The comments....ugh.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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This may be the way to do it, but the people who vote in the non-binding in Cobb are less likely to be for MARTA.

This may be one of those things that just requires leadership from elected officials. People willing to stick their neck out for something they feel strongly will eventually be for the overall good.
Residents of Clayton County elected pro-MARTA leaders in the build up.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Exactly why, for Cobb, commuter rail along the CSX line is the way to go. Get it going much faster and cheaper.

Also, You can sell the more xenophobic portion of the electorate on a train that only goes IN in the morning. Then once you get this thing up and running if it is a success you can expand from there as needed.
Cheaper also could mean, and because it's GA, lesser quality.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Vinings
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Bankhead Station is a short drive too
A short drive? Is there parking at Bankhead?
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:34 AM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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As a resident of Henry Co, I am opposed to MARTA coming out here. We have enough thugs here already.


MARTA increases the value in areas with homes and businesses and it increases the chance of having a major company move to your area. You want to continue seeing more "Thugs" come to your area then let it stay the way it is. Remember, people are always looking for the cheapest area (Henry County) and get priced out of counties with MARTA bus and rail (Fulton and DeKalb).
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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As always an excellent read from Maria Saporta

https://saportareport.com/marta-jewe...ampaign=buffer
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Take Cobb for example, having a commuter rail line (possibly double-tracking the state-owned CSX line that runs from downtown Atlanta through Marietta and continues to Chattanooga) would be a big step forward.

But that commuter rail line would not satisfy Cobb’s need for transit. It also would need a rail line from the Arts Center Station up to Cumberland, the Galleria, the new Braves Stadium and continuing north along Hwy 41 up to Kennesaw State University.

The same is true for just about every city and county. We will need a variety of transit options – from heavy rail and commuter rail, light rail, streetcars, bus rapid transit, express buses, city buses and paratransit.


Instead of creating different transit agencies for each mode, we need to have a regional transit authority that can coordinate a seamless transportation system.

Boy that all sounds very similar...
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:35 AM
 
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Cheaper also could mean, and because it's GA, lesser quality.
No doubt it will be lower quality than HRT

But you ain't building out (or even starting) HRT to Cobb any time soon. Gotta get this off the ground.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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A short drive? Is there parking at Bankhead?
Dude, you act this information isn't available and easy to find.
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