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Old 08-05-2019, 07:26 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Where are all these empty busses I keep hearing about?
People that say that are usually seeing buses in off peak hours or in neighborhoods where bus ridership is naturally low. Having grown up on the southside and now living in NE Atlanta, the attempted insult about how many people are on the bus has always been odd to me. One it's not true and two try living in one of those neighborhoods when you depend on public transit. We all don't live within short walking distance of the train.
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:49 AM
 
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On the 180 this morning and never thought the bus would be standing room only not even halfway to the train station. Where are all these empty busses I keep hearing about?
People claim Atlantans won't ride buses but in fact they ride them in droves.
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:53 AM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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It was a stupid idea. Buford Hwy should be enough removed. And BRT is not another rail line.
The Buckhead segment would've been fine (good opportunity to tie into the Lenox, Buckhead, and Arts Center stations).
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:58 AM
 
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If we're going to spend money, I'd much rather it be on something transformational like an LRT or HRT extension from Lindbergh. The Buford Highway corridor certainly has the density to support rail easily
Yes.
Amen.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:02 AM
 
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The Buckhead segment would've been fine (good opportunity to tie into the Lenox, Buckhead, and Arts Center stations).
Agreed. The Peachtree Streetcar should’ve been planned from just Arts Center to Brookhaven.

Would’ve brought great transit and connectivity to Peachtree Road South/South Buckhead and Buckhead Village.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:12 AM
 
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People claim Atlantans won't ride buses but in fact they ride them in droves.
Do they? According to MARTA's own info, there are fewer than 140,000 total bus boardings daily. Not people, not trips...boardings. That means probably fewer than 50,000 riders.

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On the 180 this morning and never thought the bus would be standing room only not even halfway to the train station. Where are all these empty busses I keep hearing about?
Most other places. I know the busses up in my neck of the woods are barely occupied.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:34 AM
 
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People claim Atlantans won't ride buses but in fact they ride them in droves.
I think specifically White Atlantans won't ride buses. But that goes for the south in general. I'm seeing greater diversity on the bus lines running from North Avenue to PCM though.
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Old 08-05-2019, 09:46 AM
 
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I think specifically White Atlantans won't ride buses. But that goes for the south in general. I'm seeing greater diversity on the bus lines running from North Avenue to PCM though.
Yep.

White people love themselves some buses in the Boston Area...
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Old 08-05-2019, 09:48 AM
 
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I think specifically White Atlantans won't ride buses. But that goes for the south in general. I'm seeing greater diversity on the bus lines running from North Avenue to PCM though.

This is good.
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Old 08-05-2019, 09:57 AM
 
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I think white folks in the ATL can learn to love the bus again. They sure did in the old days!
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