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Old 11-24-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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What bus or train am I suppose to take in order to get from Floyd County to Philips Arena? How much is the bus/train system card unlimited for 1 month? I don't see any bus stations here. With $90 a month I am able to take any MTA bus in Long Island, go from LI to NYC by taking the subway which also accepts MTA. It's unlimited transportation. Everybody has an MTA card in NY, the rich, the poor, the kids, we simply walk to get to a supermarket, we don't have to rely on cars. That's an old fashion way of thinking. Back in the days, only cars were available, this is 2011, almost 2012, we now have public transportation. 3rd world countries have public transportation with the option of driving also.

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Old 11-24-2011, 08:16 AM
 
Location: The South
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Avis, Hertz and many more have cars for rent. That is what these long black strips that cross the countryside are for.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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Avis, Hertz and many more have cars for rent. That is what these long black strips that cross the countryside are for.
and how much will this cost a day? I just checked online and it say 226 weekly, plus you pay for gas, that's crazy--- that's 2.5 months of unlimited transportation. That's crazy.

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Old 11-24-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Hypnosis, as you can see by the comment above me, southerners have not grasped that simple concept that public transportation is our friend. In the defense of most Georgians, our public transit sucks compared to NYT. Also, using an automobile from Rome to Atlanta has a time benefit. I'm not even sure any buses traverse between the two anyway.
Hopefully in my lifetime something will be done to fix the transit issue here. Maybe I'm being overly ambitious in my thinking... for our sake, I hope not.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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maybe you can find some help here: MARTA - Trip Planning
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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maybe you can find some help here: MARTA - Trip Planning

No Marta in Floyd County, Bartow County, this is not reliable public transportation.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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What bus or train am I suppose to take in order to get from Floyd County to Philips Arena? How much is the bus/train system card unlimited for 1 month? I don't see any bus stations here. With $90 a month I am able to take any MTA bus in Long Island, go from LI to NYC by taking the subway which also accepts MTA. It's unlimited transportation. Everybody has an MTA card in NY, the rich, the poor, the kids, we simply walk to get to a supermarket, we don't have to rely on cars. That's an old fashion way of thinking. Back in the days, only cars were available, this is 2011, almost 2012, we now have public transportation. 3rd world countries have public transportation with the option of driving also.
So, so far you are unhappy with food prices and mass transit in GA. Did you explore any of this stuff before moving down here? Or can we count on many more complaints in the future? GA's lack of mass transit is hardly a secret.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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So, so far you are unhappy with food prices and mass transit in GA. Did you explore any of this stuff before moving down here? Or can we count on many more complaints in the future? GA's lack of mass transit is hardly a secret.
It never hurts to ask if all other roads have been exhausted in his hunt for transit answers.
As for food, I, myself, have always wondered why milk prices are so high here.
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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If you drive, simply drive down to Cobb County (Marietta area) and hop on CCT buses all the way to the Arts Center subway station. Get on the train to Five Point then change to westbound and you are just one step to the next stop (Dome/GWCC/Phillips Arena/CNN Center).

You could try calling the RTD (Rome Transit Department) and ask if they have buses that takes you to Atlanta from Rome.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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What bus or train am I suppose to take in order to get from Floyd County to Philips Arena? How much is the bus/train system card unlimited for 1 month? I don't see any bus stations here. With $90 a month I am able to take any MTA bus in Long Island, go from LI to NYC by taking the subway which also accepts MTA. It's unlimited transportation. Everybody has an MTA card in NY, the rich, the poor, the kids, we simply walk to get to a supermarket, we don't have to rely on cars. That's an old fashion way of thinking. Back in the days, only cars were available, this is 2011, almost 2012, we now have public transportation. 3rd world countries have public transportation with the option of driving also.
Long Island is inside the NYC metro. Your location in Floyd County is not all that close to the Atlanta metro. You seem to be comparing apples and oranges above.

If you choose to live outside of a metro area anywhere in the US, you will likely find public transportation to be very rare to nonexistent. That includes NY state.

This site may be useful:

http://www.erideshare.com/

and there are probably other similar sites. Good luck finding a ride.
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