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View Poll Results: Favorite city in the sunbelt?
Atlanta 9 21.43%
Austin 3 7.14%
Charlotte 1 2.38%
Dallas 2 4.76%
Houston 6 14.29%
Los Angeles 2 4.76%
Miami 5 11.90%
Orlando 1 2.38%
Phoenix 1 2.38%
San Diego 9 21.43%
San Francisco 3 7.14%
West Palm Beach 0 0%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-09-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Well that's too bad, I grew up taking BART up in the Bay Area all the time and it was great. I'm sure some loud mouth NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) types were upset. People in those parts were upset probably b/c they had the same thoughts like you, that public transit just brings hobos and bums to the area, which is not true. Now look at the Trolley, it's one of those most successful light rail systems in the country. All those people who complained about the Mission Valley East extension through SDSU have been proven wrong, again. Just like all the naysayers for the UTC extension will be proven wrong.

So you rode the trolley once and decided never to try again. What was the bad experience exactly?

Our bad experience? The people that rode it that looked like they'd slit our thoats if we looked at them! Not fun.
Now we did visit Chicago on vacation once and rode the L (is that what it is called?) around the city and had no problem. That looks like a city that has a very good public transportation system.
But in all fairness, I grew up in a place that didn't have one so it is an awkward feeling for us.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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Grindin, I'm sorry. I don't have anything against you at all and personally, would probably like you. The fact that MARTA is known as that, is a sad fact. That was one of the first things I learned when moving here. Unfortunately, it's the gang banging type that make most people stereotype.

No need to apologize! When MARTA was designed and implemented, it didn't help that many of the stations went through what were at the time some of the worst parts of town. Of course, with the gentrification of the area, many neighborhoods have changed over time, but the perception is still there - especially with mentally unstable rubes like this riding the it:
YouTube - ATL Hoodrat aka SOULJA GIRL goes crazy on the Marta!

In contrast, DC's metro bypassed many of the worst parts of DC when it was completed, but the Green Line was eventually completed, which did go through some less-than-desirable parts of town, however, the Metro station openings were an asset to those neighborhoods.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Our bad experience? The people that rode it that looked like they'd slit our thoats if we looked at them! Not fun.
Now we did visit Chicago on vacation once and rode the L (is that what it is called?) around the city and had no problem. That looks like a city that has a very good public transportation system.
But in all fairness, I grew up in a place that didn't have one so it is an awkward feeling for us.
WOW, no offense but you have some thin skin or something. I know the the types of people you're talking about and I've never thought they were that bad nor have I ever felt unsafe there. You'd probably be surprised that some people aren't exactly how you think they are.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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No need to apologize! When MARTA was designed and implemented, it didn't help that many of the stations went through what were at the time some of the worst parts of town. Of course, with the gentrification of the area, many neighborhoods have changed over time, but the perception is still there - especially with mentally unstable rubes like this riding the it:
YouTube - ATL Hoodrat aka SOULJA GIRL goes crazy on the Marta!

In contrast, DC's metro bypassed many of the worst parts of DC when it was completed, but the Green Line was eventually completed, which did go through some less-than-desirable parts of town, however, the Metro station openings were an asset to those neighborhoods.

Well if you are ever in town, I'll ride the MARTA with you,lol. Although, technically, public transportation dosn't do well for me here since I'm an hour outside of ATL!
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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WOW, no offense but you have some thin skin or something. I know the the types of people you're talking about and I've never thought they were that bad nor have I ever felt unsafe there. You'd probably be surprised that some people aren't exactly how you think they are.

Thin skin? Sorry, if you want to run around looking like a gang banger, I'm going to respond. I don't care if you "think" I have thin skin for that. I'm not going to ask this person over for dinner to find their "inner beauty".
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:40 PM
 
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Thin skin? Sorry, if you want to run around looking like a gang banger, I'm going to respond. I don't care if you "think" I have thin skin for that. I'm not going to ask this person over for dinner to find their "inner beauty".
I guess you've never heard the phrase "don't judge a book by it's cover". Whatever I shouldn't be surprised, that's some typical east county mentality anyways.........
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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I guess you've never heard the phrase "don't judge a book by it's cover". Whatever I shouldn't be surprised, that's some typical east county mentality anyways.........
Oh, I've been served! Well see ya, takin my kids to the pool, by foot, not on public transportation

By the way, where are you originally from SAV that makes you so "worldly"?
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