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Old 08-07-2019, 08:45 AM
 
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Tillford Yard has already been sold for development of SFH.(
Seems like somebody would've jumped in there and saved an easement for transportation.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:55 AM
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Seems like somebody would've jumped in there and saved an easement for transportation.
They still have to get zoning approvals. Something could be worked out.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:57 AM
 
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All four areas probably would've been served by now if not for opposition by others:

  • Cumberland: MARTA has continually been opposed by Cobb County since 1965
  • Emory/CDC: The Tucker-North DeKalb Line was opposed by Druid Hills residents and died by the late 90s. Planned to be served by Clifton Corridor
  • West Buckhead: Assuming I-75 corridor, see Cobb County issue
  • Alpharetta: Lack of demand until early 1990s, then shot down by North Fulton politicians who championed HB 930 (barring funding of heavy rail in future transit referendum) and now about to be blocked by impending construction of GDOT's 400 express lane project
One gets the impression that people in areas like Cobb, Druid Hills, and Alpharetta think they can make it without heavy rail transit. Granted, they may not have the density for it yet but bringing in heavy rail could help correct that.

How it would impact cut-thru traffic I don't know.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:08 AM
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One gets the impression that people in areas like Cobb, Druid Hills, and Alpharetta think they can make it without heavy rail transit. Granted, they may not have the density for it yet but bringing in heavy rail could help correct that.

How it would impact cut-thru traffic I don't know.
Druid Hills has a NIMBY mindset. As a result, its in their front yard. Traffic is horrendous. There are streets where you can't get off your street or out of your driveway in peak hours.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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One gets the impression that people in areas like Cobb, Druid Hills, and Alpharetta think they can make it without heavy rail transit. Granted, they may not have the density for it yet but bringing in heavy rail could help correct that.

How it would impact cut-thru traffic I don't know.
Let them suffer!
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:08 AM
 
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Let them suffer!
Yep, they apparently have no idea how their life would change if they had rail.

Better to devote the resources to places like Buford Highway where people need, want and actually use transit on a daily basis.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Here's an example of where public transportation really works.
Route 39 might as well be the Gold line lite.

Where do they publish MARTA bus ridership numbers?
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Old Today, 08:46 AM
 
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Tillford Yard has already been sold for development of SFH.
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When did this happen?
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Old Today, 08:50 AM
 
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Route 39 might as well be the Gold line lite.

Where do they publish MARTA bus ridership numbers?
I don't think they do. I wish they did.
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Old Today, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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It's easier to get the nuclear launch codes for the US strategic arsenal than to get MARTA's ridership numbers.
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