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Old 07-17-2019, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Hopefully his experience at TTC will help in improving bus service and re-imagining the network.
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Collie Greenwood, formerly the chief service officer with the Toronto Transit Commission, has joined the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) as chief of bus operations. In his role, Greenwood will be responsible for daily operations and maintenance of MARTA’s bus system, which includes a fleet of 532 buses and paratransit vans.

With 32 years in the transit industry, Greenwood has experience in operations, administration and service delivery, giving him an appreciation for longstanding transit principles that he will rely on to improve service delivery and reliability.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:18 AM
 
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I'm sure he'll figure out how to get more people to ride MARTA buses....
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I'm sure he'll figure out how to get more people to ride MARTA buses....
I hope he has the foresight to redesign the bus network
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Vinings
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# of routes needs to decrease, by a lot. Or, the # of buses needs to increase by a lot, but that requires $ they don't have.

# of stops needs to decrease, like at least in half. Space them out further apart. That would also help with making sure they all have shelters and are not just a pole in the mud in the heat on the side of an asphalt highway with cars speeding by with no sidewalk. It's super obvious why people don't ride the bus when often it's literally that not inviting.

And make the routes straight and logical that follow one road corridor.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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I hope he has the foresight to redesign the bus network
Maybe we should set up a little meet-and-greet? I'm sure he would welcome some direct input from the taxpayers.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Maybe we should set up a little meet-and-greet? I'm sure he would welcome some direct input from the taxpayers.
MARTA Board meetings are open to the public
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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MARTA Board meetings are open to the public
I don't mean the board, just this new chief of bus operations. I'm sure he would welcome so good unfiltered feedback from the taxpayer.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I don't mean the board, just this new chief of bus operations. I'm sure he would welcome so good unfiltered feedback from the taxpayer.
I'm shocked he isn't a member of this site! /s
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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I'm shocked he isn't a member of this site! /s
If he Googled up "Flood The Zone" he just might be!

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Old 07-17-2019, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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And I keep applying for low level bus operations jobs with my Master's in Transportation and MBA and can't even get a call back.....LOL....But congratulations to him. I really hope he does a total redo of the bus system. It is a mess!!!
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