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Old 08-26-2010, 09:57 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I say No to Marta
Why?
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:49 PM
 
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We never needed it and we still don't need it
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:52 PM
 
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Default We don't need Marta

I have been in Clayton County since 1961 and We don't Marta in our County
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Well let's see.

Clayton County population in 1960 - 46,000. No big need for MARTA

Clayton County population in 2010 - Nearly 300,000. Big need for MARTA

From what I gather from your various posts, it seems you are unhappy with what Clayton County has become. On some points that is fair, but you must be living in a dream world if you think it's ever going to go back to what it was. Clayton is not the same place it was in 1960 or even 1990. It's basically morphing into Dekalb County south (just a lower income version) and it'll will only become more populated and dense. Not voting to extend MARTA into the county at this time would be an extreme folly. Just look at how well not having a PT system like MARTA has gone for Gwinnett County.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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What would MARTA in Clayton look like? Just buses, or is there any opportunity for heavy rail?
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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What would MARTA in Clayton look like? Just buses, or is there any opportunity for heavy rail?
The commuter train line is suppose to head through Clayton County as well.

The Atlanta to Lovejoy (to Macon line?) line...
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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It's hard to think of a plausible alignment that doesn't run that very same route. The only area that would remain unserved is Riverdale, and sending a MARTA line way over there would probably be a waste. Part of me just thinks you should send MARTA out to Jonesboro and just say screw the commuter rail idea. Have a transfer station out in the burbs if you ever get the Macon train going.

The commuter train is supposed to run what...a half dozen times a day? And it skips Hapeville too, despite going through it, which is just crazy. MARTA would be a much bigger benefit to the southside, albeit at a higher development cost.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: 30080
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Who the hell is WE... to say that "we" dont need marta? There are a ton of people there that actually DO depend on public transportation. And obviously the system there failed so I dont see why it would be a big deal.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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We never needed it and we still don't need it
Then what is the solution to the traffic problems? Building more roads?

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I have been in Clayton County since 1961 and We don't Marta in our County
Why not?
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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well some good news I found out that a Stay at home mom and some business people started a private transit company called Quick Transit that going to follow the old routes

QuickTransit - Home

I hope it does well, and I am actually for Private Mass Transit, when public is not available
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