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Old 07-17-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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The Case for Public Transportation, in Infographic Form - Commute - The Atlantic Cities
MARTA is #5 as the most heavily traveled rail systems, for all those that say 'nobody rides MARTA'. While only accounting for 3.5% of all HRT passenger miles it still has the 2nd highest occupancy rate among HRT systems. MARTA's got better occupancy rate than WMATA and lower CO2 emissions per passenger mile. MARTA is putting up great numbers compared to the big HRT systems. We're in good company with some major US cities. Good job MARTA!
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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Not my picture

Good job MARTA I am happy to see that you can hang with the big dogs.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Good job MARTA I am happy to see that you can hang with the big dogs.
And to think MARTA is the only system in that list that gets $0 funding from its state government.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: ATL
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I thought nobody used marta?
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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And to think MARTA is the only system in that list that gets $0 funding from its state government.
I wear that as a badge of honor.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga
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Atlanta is surrounded by hundreds of miles of suburbia...people are just scared of people using something besides a personal vehicle as their main means to get around because they can't really adjust to the concept of anything else and don't want to. That may be a bit of a generalization, but suburbanites always seem to find some excuse not to ride a bus, and sometimes even not to ride a train.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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Atlanta is surrounded by hundreds of miles of suburbia...people are just scared of people using something besides a personal vehicle as their main means to get around because they can't really adjust to the concept of anything else and don't want to. That may be a bit of a generalization, but suburbanites always seem to find some excuse not to ride a bus, and sometimes even not to ride a train.
Yeah, just a bit of a generalization.....

And the "excuse" for many is that the buses and trains don't start and/or end where they need to be. I rode the train and the subway all the time when I lived in NJ and had to go into NYC, because there were 4 train stations within less than 10 minutes of my house in "suburbia", and once I got into Penn Station, I could hop on the subway and be within 3-4 blocks of just about any destination I needed to get to in NYC. I'd love to ride the train to work here, but it doesn't currently start or stop near my destinations, so it's a moot point.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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The Case for Public Transportation, in Infographic Form - Commute - The Atlantic Cities
MARTA is #5 as the most heavily traveled rail systems, for all those that say 'nobody rides MARTA'. While only accounting for 3.5% of all HRT passenger miles it still has the 2nd highest occupancy rate among HRT systems. MARTA's got better occupancy rate than WMATA and lower CO2 emissions per passenger mile. MARTA is putting up great numbers compared to the big HRT systems. We're in good company with some major US cities. Good job MARTA!
It is one of the big HRT systems
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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It is one of the big HRT systems
50 miles of revenue track, 38 stations. Only true HRT system in the Sunbelt States.
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I thought nobody used marta?
LMFAO
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: ATL
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We should be ranked higher once this transportation bill pass
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