U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Cobb County - What do you want first?
BRT along I-285 to Dunwoody and from Cumberland to Windy Hill (medium expense) 0 0%
Commuter rail linking Atlanta to Vinings, Cumberland, Smyrna, Marietta Square, and Kenessaw Town Square (cheapest) 10 76.92%
LRT along I-285 to Dunwoody and from Cumberland to Windy Hill (medium expense) 3 23.08%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-09-2008, 12:00 AM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
3,615 posts, read 7,381,533 times
Reputation: 823

Advertisements

I-285 and I-75 BRT (stopping at Windy Hill), I-285 and I-75 LRT (Stopping at Windy Hill) or commuter rail between midtown/downtown and Vinings, Cumberland, Smyrna, Marrietta Square and Kenessaw Town Square?

BRT = Bus rapid transit
LRT = Light rail transit
Commuter rail = Medium speed trains running on existing freight tracks (sometimes require double-tracking so trains can pass each other)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-09-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
3,615 posts, read 7,381,533 times
Reputation: 823
Here is a map with all the options. I also included the planned Trolley along the Cobb Parkway.
Attached Thumbnails
Cobb - LRT, BRT, Commuter rail -- Which do you want first?-cobb-fantasy-rail.jpg  
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-09-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Norman, OK
3,479 posts, read 6,968,728 times
Reputation: 1198
Given the options, the LRT is the best option to pursue first. It makes the most sense because it links two large centers of shopping, business, and jobs. Plus, the top-end perimeter is one of the busiest sectors in the Atlanta metro area.

The commuter rail line may be the cheapest, but ultimately, I believe, it would be the least used simply because it would have very limited hours and trips.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2008, 01:44 AM
 
16,128 posts, read 27,204,969 times
Reputation: 6866
Quote:
Originally Posted by wxjay View Post
Given the options, the LRT is the best option to pursue first. It makes the most sense because it links two large centers of shopping, business, and jobs. Plus, the top-end perimeter is one of the busiest sectors in the Atlanta metro area.

The commuter rail line may be the cheapest, but ultimately, I believe, it would be the least used simply because it would have very limited hours and trips.
But commuter rail would carry a very high volume of people.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2008, 01:45 AM
 
16,128 posts, read 27,204,969 times
Reputation: 6866
For this thread, let's also conjure up an old city-data favorite (for reference)...

www.cfpt.org


Take a look, posters! Learn and let's discuss...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2008, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
3,479 posts, read 6,968,728 times
Reputation: 1198
Quote:
Originally Posted by aries4118 View Post
But commuter rail would carry a very high volume of people.
Light rail would too because it would be more frequent, even if the cars are smaller.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2008, 09:59 AM
 
16,128 posts, read 27,204,969 times
Reputation: 6866
Quote:
Originally Posted by wxjay View Post
Light rail would too because it would be more frequent, even if the cars are smaller.
True. I like both options actually. We need both.


BRT is crazy, however!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
11,332 posts, read 24,928,568 times
Reputation: 3976
Quote:
Originally Posted by netdragon View Post
Here is a map with all the options. I also included the planned Trolley along the Cobb Parkway.
I like the branch of light rail that breezes through Mableton (and right past our house)!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top