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Old 09-25-2017, 11:23 AM
 
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Georgia senator: Atlanta suburbs need to get on board with mass transit | Spinning our Wheels

Well, he's right....I see the biggest stumbling block to Atlanta getting the Amazon deal as MARTA not serving the city well enough.

I like how he calls out NCR leaving Gwinnett county (which nobody seems to realize is as big a deal as it is).

My biggest issue with what he says, as I have said before, is that I believe the political will is already there. All that's needed is a decent "vote yes on MARTA" campaign to educate people and for it to actually appear on a ballot.
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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If mass transit is so all fired important to these big outfits you'd think they would be going nuts over locations like Chamblee, Vine City, Oakland, etc.
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:12 PM
 
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Georgia senator: Atlanta suburbs need to get on board with mass transit | Spinning our Wheels

Well, he's right....I see the biggest stumbling block to Atlanta getting the Amazon deal as MARTA not serving the city well enough.

I like how he calls out NCR leaving Gwinnett county (which nobody seems to realize is as big a deal as it is).

My biggest issue with what he says, as I have said before, is that I believe the political will is already there. All that's needed is a decent "vote yes on MARTA" campaign to educate people and for it to actually appear on a ballot.
MARTA serves the CITY great. Let the suburbs get left in the dust
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:14 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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If mass transit is so all fired important to these big outfits you'd think they would be going nuts over locations like Chamblee, Vine City, Oakland, etc.
Corporations are not going to locate offices in primarily residential areas.
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:25 PM
 
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Corporations are not going to locate offices in primarily residential areas.
Look at Perimeter, Medical Center, Alpharetta, etc. Lenox, Buckhead and Midtown, too, for that matter.

The areas around the stations I mentioned are evolving quickly.
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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MARTA serves the CITY great. Let the suburbs get left in the dust
I wish MARTA served the city great, instead of ignoring the NW side. Then maybe I could actually use it.
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Regardless if we get Amazon or not, this is helping the future of transit in our region. Imagine these statements 10 years ago...from a Georgia Republican!?!
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Look at Perimeter, Medical Center, Alpharetta, etc. Lenox, Buckhead and Midtown, too, for that matter.

The areas around the stations I mentioned are evolving quickly.
Alpharetta doesn't have a rail station. Who's to say they aren't looking at those other spots, though? Many here have suggested locating in similar, if not same, places.

The article, though, speaks to the competativeness of currently undeserved areas in the metro.


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I wish MARTA served the city great, instead of ignoring the NW side. Then maybe I could actually use it.
Maybe if Cobb County came to the table with something, it would make more sense for MARTA to better serve a low-density area like the NW area of the city, since it would be on the way to more productive areas in Cobb.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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Maybe if Cobb County came to the table with something
I'm just curious...

Is it incumbent upon Cobb County to come to MARTA with something? What if instead, MARTA officials wooed them with a plan they couldn't resist?
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I'm just curious...

Is it incumbent upon Cobb County to come to MARTA with something? What if instead, MARTA officials wooed them with a plan they couldn't resist?
Cobb has 2 steps to even hold a sales tax referendum, get past the first hurdle then maybe there's hope. Honestly, I think Clayton Co has the blueprint for other jurisdictions joining MARTA.
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