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Old 05-02-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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If people vote yes for the 1% sales tax for transportation, then it probably makes sense to combine all heavy rail into one authority (perhaps keeping bus per-county). MARTA should probably be renamed to something more flashy.

Does anyone have any ideas for a new flashy name for MARTA?
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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You have GRTA and MARTA. Combine 'em....GARTA but MARTA still makes sense to me. It already incorporates Metropolitan in the name.

Just rename one of the two for all the counties.

Goodbye CCT, GCT and C-Tran.
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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My recommendation...

Just mat (Metro Atlanta Transit).







mat
Metro Atlanta Transit








And then it can be used throughout the system for various modes of public transportation:

matbus
matrail (for Heavy/Light Rail Lines)
matX (for Express Buses).
matshuttle
mattram (for Trolley/Tram Routes)



matbus
matrail
matX
matshuttle
mattram






And the commuter rail network for Metro Atlanta and points just beyond, should be called CRONG (Commuter Rail of North Georgia).






mat
CRONG
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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If people vote yes for the 1% sales tax for transportation, then it probably makes sense to combine all heavy rail into one authority (perhaps keeping bus per-county). MARTA should probably be renamed to something more flashy.

Does anyone have any ideas for a new flashy name for MARTA?

mat

(Metro Atlanta Transit)




Simple, yet smooth.
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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Hop on the MAT.. Hmm.

I have another one... How about ART (Atlanta regional transit)?
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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Hop on the mat. Yes, sounds good.


Hop on the art. Yes, sounds good too.


matbus
matrail
matX
matshuttle
mattram

artbus
artrail
artX
artshuttle
arttram
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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ATLRail.

Or RATL (RailAtlanta), pronounced "Rattle."
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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Either combine everyone into GRTA or leave it as is as MARTA, since people who are afraid or hate transit still will not ride it no matter what the name is.
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Mat and Art work.

I guess, we will have allocate money for new bus colors (marta is white and black, CCT is blue, GCT is red and GRTA is white, blue and green)
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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Mat and Art work.

I guess, we will have allocate money for new bus colors (marta is white and black, CCT is blue, GCT is red and GRTA is white, blue and green)
Considering 1/3 of the MARTA fleet already have red Xs anyway, repainting may already be necessary

On a serious note, I personally don't believe that bus transit should be merged. Only rail should be. The counties can manage their own bus feeder patterns for rail.
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