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Old 08-03-2019, 05:21 PM
 
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With an average daily ridership of more than 5,400 on weekdays and more than 7,000 on weekends recorded between December and February, Bus 39 is the most used of MARTA’s 101 bus routes. Bus 110, which serves the Brookhaven and Chamblee area, has the next highest weekday rider average for the area at 3,482, according to MARTA records.

Bus 39 also serves one of metro Atlanta’s most diverse communities. Larry Keating, a retired Georgia Tech urban planning professor and author of the influential policy book “Atlanta: Race, Class and Urban Expansion,” has said that many Asian and Latino immigrants and others moved to Buford Highway rental housing in the 1980s through 2000s during metro Atlanta’s construction and immigration boom.

More...All aboard MARTA’s busiest bus line, the Buford Highway Route 39
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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I'm surprised by this. I thought it would have been the route that runs Memorial Drive in Dekalb County.
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:36 PM
 
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chamblee route is second.
used to take it 7 days a week.
busy, but quiet and purposeful.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:42 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I'm surprised by this. I thought it would have been the route that runs Memorial Drive in Dekalb County.
The 121 and 221 are busy. I'm sure, they are in the top 10 of routes.

Not shocked about the 39. It's one of the few route that is majority articulated buses.

I'm sure, the number of riders would be higher without smaller bus companies siphoning some of the passengers off.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:56 PM
 
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The 121 and 221 are busy. I'm sure, they are in the top 10 of routes.

Not shocked about the 39. It's one of the few route that is majority articulated buses.

I'm sure, the number of riders would be higher without smaller bus companies siphoning some of the passengers off.

Perhaps I shouldn't be shocked. It's been a long time since I've used MARTA buses and so I'm sure a lot has changed.
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Old Yesterday, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Im sure routes 83 Campbellton Road, 15 Candler Road, and 89 Old National Highway is up there as well.
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Old Yesterday, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Perhaps I shouldn't be shocked. It's been a long time since I've used MARTA buses and so I'm sure a lot has changed.
It's standing room only at rush hour, even with the articulated buses. I know the More MARTA tax in the City doesn't apply here, but Buford Hwy is a much better candidate for Light Rail than Cambleton Rd is in my opinion. The ridership is already there.
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Old Yesterday, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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It's time that bus got a BRT upgrade. Dedicated lanes, signal priority and station-like stops.
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Old Yesterday, 09:22 AM
 
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It's time that bus got a BRT upgrade. Dedicated lanes, signal priority and station-like stops.
Ew.
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Old Yesterday, 09:26 AM
 
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It's standing room only at rush hour, even with the articulated buses. I know the More MARTA tax in the City doesn't apply here, but Buford Hwy is a much better candidate for Light Rail than Cambleton Rd is in my opinion. The ridership is already there.
Amen.

Yes, Buford Highway is the prime candidate for light rail/trolley/tram.


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