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Old 05-26-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Bus Rapid Transit May Be In Cobb County's Future | WABE 90.1 FM
The project will have to be voted on by the BOC and voters.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Dunno how rapid it can be, even it has an exclusive lane on 41. It'll be something
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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Once those boys up in Cobb get ready to do something they generally jump on it with both feet.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Doesn't sound like a done deal yet, this is just preparing to get it on the ballot.

It will be real interesting to see what the results are. If the county / voters are more welcoming to the reality that there needs to be more ways to get around that cars, we may get some serious transit expansion around the metro. Just imagine if Gwinnett and Cobb change their tune...

I'm betting the voters are more welcoming to the idea than is generally portrayed. It just has to be sold to them right. Put a map in front of them and say this is what your penny tax gets you.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:55 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Doesn't sound like a done deal yet, this is just preparing to get it on the ballot.

It will be real interesting to see what the results are. If the county / voters are more welcoming to the reality that there needs to be more ways to get around that cars, we may get some serious transit expansion around the metro. Just imagine if Gwinnett and Cobb change their tune...

I'm betting the voters are more welcoming to the idea than is generally portrayed. It just has to be sold to them right. Put a map in front of them and say this is what your penny tax gets you.
They'd be better off demanding actual rail transit than this half-arse attempt at BRT.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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They'd be better off demanding actual rail transit than this half-arse attempt at BRT.
I would hope so, but the price tag will be rather shocking. Honestly, BRT along Cobb Pky isn't a bad idea, especially if it were coupled with HRT and acted as dedicated last-mile transit.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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They'd be better off demanding actual rail transit than this half-arse attempt at BRT.
It will be interesting to see if they do invest in BRT and if it isn't much better than the current bus system, what attitudes will be towards further transit expansion.

Naysayers could point to a "failed" investment in BRT and say they spent $500 million but I can't get anywhere quicker. What will really win voters over in Cobb or Gwinnett will be something that gets them there faster than their car can.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Once those boys up in Cobb get ready to do something they generally jump on it with both feet.
I would not call BRT jumping in with both feet. More like the cheapest option of realiable transit. If it fails, they can convert the lanes to general purpose and sell the buses.
What will really be the way to tell if they are jumping in with both feet, is if it actualy gets it's own lane (doesn't end up like MARTA's disaster on Memorial Dr), signal priority, off-board fare payment, and frequent headways.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:15 PM
 
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They'd be better off demanding actual rail transit than this half-arse attempt at BRT.
Rail ain't happening and BRT is much less expensive and more feasible. I'm not sure why you make such a comment about it... is it because BRT involves buses and if it's not a train, it's not good enough?

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Old 05-26-2015, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I am curious as to what Cobb County plans to do once the BRT line crosses into Atlanta? I wonder if CCT pays MARTA for using the bus bays at Arts Center Station, they should?
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