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Old 09-26-2017, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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A short drive? Is there parking at Bankhead?

Yep. It's about 7-10 minutes down Marietta from me, and that's a liberal estimate, usually never any traffic going that way regardless of day or time. If I catch some green lights headed that way it could be even quicker.

And Bankhead has a parking lot, but it's pretty small compared to other MARTA stations lots actually. The times I've parked at Bankhead and the lot was full, I just park on Gary Ave which runs along the western part of the station. And there is nothing on Gary Ave so a lot of other folks just use it as overflow parking too. I'm sure most on here wouldn't want to park on that side street, but I'm comfortable enough with the area so I'll park there. Call it hiding in plain site if you will, but the stick up and car break in kids go to the nicer areas, they're not even going to think twice about going over there, they're all going to Buckhead or Midtown to do dirt. Been doing it for years and I've never had a problem, and I'm very cognizant about where I park my car. I've had a car stolen before so I'm always taking stuff like that in account.
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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It is out of date, but Gwinnett Village CID did an I-85 Corridor Light Rail Transit Feasibility Study.
And MARTA also did a very detailed official study for Gold line heavy rail out to Gwinnett Place. But it is 10 years old, now. It's floating around on the internet somewhere, and it's sad that they didn't just start implementing it at the time. It's so good. Includes lots of TOD as well.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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And MARTA also did a very detailed official study for Gold line heavy rail out to Gwinnett Place. But it is 10 years old, now. It's floating around on the internet somewhere, and it's sad that they didn't just start implementing it at the time. It's so good. Includes lots of TOD as well.
Northeast I-85 / Gwinnett County Transit Corridor Discussion Paper
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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This could mostly still be done as planned. Except now they would add a 5th station at Sugarloaf @ Satellite.

And the Norcross station should probably be called Norcross/Peachtree Corners.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Well.. there you go. There is MARTA's HRT plan into Gwinnett County.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Well.. there you go. There is MARTA's HRT plan into Gwinnett County.
Which is why I keep using it in maps.
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Railroad line could offer commuters another way home - CBS46 News
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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Had MARTA been expanded throughout the city of Atlanta and into the neighboring suburbs, I would have stayed there for the rest of my life. Atlanta is unlike most other southern cities in that its MARTA is the most developed. That's my opinion of course. I've never understood how people can drive an hour on 85 each day one way for work. It blows my mind.
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