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Old 02-07-2010, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Beverly Scott is not the problem. We are very fortunate to have her here, imo.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Beverly Scott is not the problem. We are very fortunate to have her here, imo.
why?
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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why?
For starters, she is well enough regarded by her peers to hold the title of Chairperson of the American Public Transport Association (APTA).

National Journal Online -- Transportation Experts -- Contributor Profile (http://transportation.nationaljournal.com/contributors/Scott.php - broken link)

Do a little research on this fine woman, and try not to be impressed with her accomplishments in her chosen field.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Beverly Scott is not the problem. We are very fortunate to have her here, imo.
Well, I know the Asian community here is certainly glad to have her here (sarcasm). I wonder if there will be a special "yellow fare" when the new structure goes into place? double
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Well, I know the Asian community here is certainly glad to have her here (sarcasm). I wonder if there will be a special "yellow fare" when the new structure goes into place? double
Greg, I have to admit I could hardly believe it when I read that article.

Am I a jerk for thinking these folks are being just a little hyper-sensitive?

I called a good friend earlier that happens to be Korean, to get her take. After she stopped laughing, she said "they need to get a life."

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Old 02-08-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Norcross, GA
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Although I'm not exactly the most sensitive and easily offended person you'll ever meet, I did wonder why Doraville was chosen to be the "yellow" line terminus. I always thought that orange would have served well enough...
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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Although I'm not exactly the most sensitive and easily offended person you'll ever meet, I did wonder why Doraville was chosen to be the "yellow" line terminus. I always thought that orange would have served well enough...

But, yellow is a primary color. I would choose yellow before orange.


For line naming...

Blue
Red
Yellow

Green
Orange
Purple

Pink, etc.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:11 PM
 
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Greg, I have to admit I could hardly believe it when I read that article.

Am I a jerk for thinking these folks are being just a little hyper-sensitive?

I called a good friend earlier that happens to be Korean, to get her take. After she stopped laughing, she said "they need to get a life."

No, not a jerk. I'm actually with you on this.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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I'm in favor of it. They've done this on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system and the DC Metrorail for years
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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Hey, well, join the club! So far, a handful of people who habitually complain about me have said I'm the cause of global warming, the floods a few months ago, and somewhere along the time Bush/Obama, the most recent snow storm, and the earthquake in Haiti fall in there, too. My can is open - just dump this in there, too.

And they're called "zone fares", which are used in many transit agencies in the U.S. and the world, and are a very fair way of charging people by distance traveled. I mean, when you ride a cab it's usually not a flat fare under normal circumstances. When you drive your own car you're burning more gas $ per mile, etc. Transit isn't/shouldn't be any different.

The Breeze tap card system they put in place theoretically makes this simple. You just keep your card charged up with cash, and would tap it as you leave a station as opposed to before you enter it as you do now. Then the proper amount of funds would be taken off the card as you leave the exiting station. You travel 1-3 stops and may only then have to pay 75-cents, but suburbanites who part at Doraville might have to pay $3.00 each way, etc. Fair. Too bad they took a couple of decades to figure it out.
Next thing ya know we will be naming the next big hurricane "Hurricane Greg" LOL.
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