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Old 05-02-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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LOL. I was thinking the same thing.

Then again, the old Marta busses are white and the new ones coming in are black...
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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Even if we combine the fleets, we can probably leave each county a different bus color and just merge the rail colors and inter-county busses. That should be much easier.

In fact, the bus colors may be a form of identity for each county, even if it is all one system.

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Then again, the old Marta busses are white and the new ones coming in are black...
I hope the new busses are those post-modern looking busses and shuttles with the antennae, like Volvo makes. Heavy bus top, shuttle bus bottom.



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Old 05-02-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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MARTA, CGT and CCT have the same fleet pretty much. Mostly Orion and New Flyer. CCT has some old Novabus too.

The new bus look like these Washington MTA models.

http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwik...40LFR_6105.jpg

The different colors are an issue especially if a bus breaks down or you have a fleet issue. One or two colors would be better imho.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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How boring...

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Old 05-02-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I do like MAT.

Here's a suggestion compliments of Creative Loafing.

Creative Loafing presents the FARTA edition
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:57 PM
 
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I do like MAT.

Here's a suggestion compliments of Creative Loafing.

Creative Loafing presents the FARTA edition


Cool.

mat works because I can see it getting use like the "T" does in Metro Boston. When you see a "T" (or hear "T") one instantly knows that it means the metro transit system--whether it is subway/rail, bus, ferry, or commuter rail.

I think Atlanta needs something simple and catchy--but also original. "T" is taken by Boston. "M" (for Metro) is used by cities/metros around the country and world.


mat would actually mean something in Atlanta.


mat
metro atlanta transit
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Cool.

mat works because I can see it getting use like the "T" does in Metro Boston. When you see a "T" (or hear "T") one instantly knows that it means the metro transit system--whether it is subway/rail, bus, ferry, or commuter rail.

I think Atlanta needs something simple and catchy--but also original. "T" is taken by Boston. "M" (for Metro) is used by cities/metros around the country and world.


mat would actually mean something in Atlanta.


mat
metro atlanta transit
'MARTA' to me feels rather dated...the term 'rapid transit' is a bit of a contradiction in terms when it comes to the buses.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:38 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Maybe we should go old school and call it the ATC.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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I like the "MAT" name. The "MARTA" name has too many connotations and baggage in some circles.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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'MARTA' to me feels rather dated...the term 'rapid transit' is a bit of a contradiction in terms when it comes to the buses.
Exactly! The name should represent all forms of transit.


mat
metro atlanta transit
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