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Old Yesterday, 01:02 PM
 
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MARTA is not or will not be a threat to their white, conservative, suburban way of life.
Never said it was...but Im speaking realistically that...I doubt they will be willing to accept it open arms.
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Old Yesterday, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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MARTA's been operating in Alpharetta for 50 years, and as of today that area's majority white, conservative, suburban, and very wealthy. So, I mean.
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Old Yesterday, 02:51 PM
 
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MARTA's been operating in Alpharetta for 50 years, and as of today that area's majority white, conservative, suburban, and very wealthy. So, I mean.
We're talking about a very limited bus system mainly to serve N.Fultons employment sector. MARTA was more-less allowed to run a limited system where as any improvements to make the system more functional have been vastly rejected.
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Old Yesterday, 04:44 PM
 
Location: 30080
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Basically the same thing Cobb and Gwinnett did back in the day and it's costing the residents. Newnan is trying to keep that city looking a certain way but as long as housing is cheaper there they may as well accept the fact that they're going to be a part of the metro whether they want to or not. Just a couple of weeks ago they were campaigning against a developer being able to build apartments there.
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Old Yesterday, 05:28 PM
 
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MARTA's been operating in Alpharetta for 50 years, and as of today that area's majority white, conservative, suburban, and very wealthy. So, I mean.
The technicality of them being a part of Fulton County would explain that.

It's a false equivalency.
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Old Yesterday, 05:34 PM
 
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We're talking about a very limited bus system mainly to serve N.Fultons employment sector. MARTA was more-less allowed to run a limited system whereas any improvements to make the system more functional have been vastly rejected.
Not that I agree with Primaltech's point but, I would not call those bus routes very limited. The employment sector is precisely what Marta should be serving and they also cover the major commercial corridors. What else is there in North Fulton that would need transit service?

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Old Yesterday, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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But they're not saying "No transit!" or no "No quality transit!" They're saying "No MARTA!" So my point simply was, North Fulton has had MARTA operating there since forever, and it's still a very clean-cut, white bread, expensive and exclusive area.

If MARTA were to serve Fayette County for example, it could be similar to the service in North Fulton. Bus service in the downtown Fayetteville area and along the main roads and corridors wherever there's retail and businesses. And express commuter service on the freeway with park&ride lots.

It wouldn't need to go near the wealthy SFH quiet subdivisions where there's very little need or demand for it, just as it doesn't in those parts of Buckhead. And so therefore it wouldn't have any effect on those areas, just as it doesn't have any effect in those parts of Buckhead.
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Old Yesterday, 07:40 PM
 
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Not that I agree with Primaltech's point but, I would not call those bus routes very limited. The employment sector is precisely what Marta should be serving and they also cover the major commercial corridors. What else is there in North Fulton that would need transit service?
MARTA rail so you dont need to transfer at N.Springs. I've commuted up to Haynes Bridge from Tucker, Bus>Rail>Bus ... All transfers considered it takes nearly 3 hours one way. The busses are practically a bandaid in comparison to implementing a rail system but they wont do that because they want to limit the amount of the of the 'wrong people' in that area.
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Old Yesterday, 08:27 PM
 
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The busses are practically a bandaid in comparison to implementing a rail system but they wont do that because they want to limit the amount of the of the 'wrong people' in that area.
North Fulton is hardly some exclusive lily white enclave. Nor is Fayette for that matter.
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Old Yesterday, 08:33 PM
 
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North Fulton is hardly some exclusive lily white enclave. Nor is Fayette for that matter.
Doesnt have to be white, the real question is how many blacks encompass that area, I'm pretty sure in N.Fulton they are still a minority.

Edit: and in 2019 it appears to be the case, infact the percentage of blacks has actually decreased from 2010 to 2019 in Alpharetta at only 12& where Whites encompass aproximately 69%

http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-...ga-population/

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