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Old 09-29-2018, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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You can always do an open records request with them. I've had success with that to get things like the Train Operator's Handbook, the official train speed limits and other bits of information.
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Old 09-29-2018, 12:15 PM
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It's a public agency. They have to release the information.

They used to post the top 10-20 routes a few years ago on their website but they stopped posting them.
Goes back to transparency. They should do something like this: https://www.ridemetro.org/Pages/Ride...rt-072018.aspx

You've got weekday, Saturday and Sunday ridership by month for every single route. They've got boardings by station for each of the rail lines.
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:56 PM
 
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You can always do an open records request with them. I've had success with that to get things like the Train Operator's Handbook, the official train speed limits and other bits of information.
True, but I don't think we should have to go the trouble of sending an Open Records request.

Seems to me they would make this info readily available, especially when we are trying to evaluate which routes are most effective, which ones need beefing up or trimming back, and where new ones should be deployed.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:13 AM
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Goes back to transparency. They should do something like this: https://www.ridemetro.org/Pages/Ride...rt-072018.aspx

You've got weekday, Saturday and Sunday ridership by month for every single route. They've got boardings by station for each of the rail lines.
Yes! That is what I would like to see!
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:52 AM
 
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Yes! That is what I would like to see!
Exactly.

Looks like a lot of their bus routes get far more boardings than their light rail.

Makes you think about which one gives the most bang for the buck.

As I recall the More MARTA money is going well over 90% to light rail.
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:26 PM
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Exactly.

Looks like a lot of their bus routes get far more boardings than their light rail.

Makes you think about which one gives the most bang for the buck.

As I recall the More MARTA money is going well over 90% to light rail.
In a related issue to Cobb, politics stopped what has always been the expected most important rail link in Houston-Westpark (primarily one politician in DC, but there was some local opposition). So 6 of the top 9 bus routes travel in that corridor, which is the densest in the area, as much as 16,000 per sq mile (by comparison NYC is 27,000 per sq mile so this is pretty dense).

That explains why some of those bus routes have such high ridership relative to rail.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Making substantial improvement to existing services. This means faster service for both bus and rail, more efficient bus routes, major investments in existing train stations, and a dramatically improved rider experience. Significant investment in our existing system is critical to helping those who depend on transit for daily life, encouraging more residents to use transit every day, and enabling further growth and development of downtown Atlanta and the center of the city.Spurring economic revival in Southwest Atlanta. modcut
https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/...s-transit.html

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Old 10-02-2018, 01:27 PM
 
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Saw this article. Apparently Atlanta is the envy of other cities for something. Even Miami.

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2018/10/1...-redevelopment
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:28 PM
 
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Here it is:

https://www.myajc.com/blog/commuting...YZ1FAKfbaVTiJ/
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:31 PM
 
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Summary of this expansion: Most of us will be dead by time MARTA finally goes where it needs to go!!!
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