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Old 01-10-2010, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Norcross, GA
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Taxis generally have to be phoned in Atlanta, so good luck with that...

And, seriously: let's all promise never to link to that woman's video again. That was one incident with a cracked-out young lady, and hardly a typical experience for transit riders here. I should know; of my plus-or-minus 1,000 MARTA rides three have gotten weird.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Taxis generally have to be phoned in Atlanta, so good luck with that...

And, seriously: let's all promise never to link to that woman's video again. That was one incident with a cracked-out young lady, and hardly a typical experience for transit riders here. I should know; of my plus-or-minus 1,000 MARTA rides three have gotten weird.
She is bipolar. AJC ran several stories on the incident.
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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That was one incident with a cracked-out young lady, and hardly a typical experience for transit riders here. I should know; of my plus-or-minus 1,000 MARTA rides three have gotten weird.
Still, for that one incident to have been captured on camera and made its way to the internet is pretty rare. For every incident that is captured and makes the news there are likely hundreds or even thousands that don't.

I've never encountered anything on Marta that was that bad, but I have seen things that I wish I could have recorded and shown to police or Marta employees because they shouldn't be happening in public.

My biggest annoyance though is that many people riding the train have no consideration for anyone else. This is particularity evident when you hear their cell phones go off. Instead of keeping it on vibrate, they have the volume turned to the max and spend a good 30 seconds pulling it out of their pocket and then just slowly staring at the screen while deciding to answer or silence it, all the while they have some appalling music playing as their ring tone. If you are lucky they will silence it, if not you will spend the remainder of the train ride listening to perhaps the loudest and most unsavory phone conversation you have ever heard.
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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Still, for that one incident to have been captured on camera and made its way to the internet is pretty rare. For every incident that is captured and makes the news there are likely hundreds or even thousands that don't.

I've never encountered anything on Marta that was that bad, but I have seen things that I wish I could have recorded and shown to police or Marta employees because they shouldn't be happening in public.

My biggest annoyance though is that many people riding the train have no consideration for anyone else. This is particularity evident when you hear their cell phones go off. Instead of keeping it on vibrate, they have the volume turned to the max and spend a good 30 seconds pulling it out of their pocket and then just slowly staring at the screen while deciding to answer or silence it, all the while they have some appalling music playing as their ring tone. If you are lucky they will silence it, if not you will spend the remainder of the train ride listening to perhaps the loudest and most unsavory phone conversation you have ever heard.
I'm pretty sure the cell phone thing isn't a MARTA problem...it's a living-in-2010 problem. You have to learn to tune it out - cell phones are going to be here for a while.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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For someone staying at downtown hotel I disagree with this. I drive by a hotel in the downtown/lower midtown area daily and see taxis lined up everyday.

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Taxis generally have to be phoned in Atlanta, so good luck with that...

And, seriously: let's all promise never to link to that woman's video again. That was one incident with a cracked-out young lady, and hardly a typical experience for transit riders here. I should know; of my plus-or-minus 1,000 MARTA rides three have gotten weird.
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