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Old 06-18-2019, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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GDOT has a public survey for it's Statewide Transit Plan
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SWTRPsurvey
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Done. If only the state funded MARTA.
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:18 PM
 
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Done. If only the state funded MARTA.
That's never going to happen.
You can't even get Cobb and Gwinnett voters to agree to join the system. The rest of Georgia would pitch a fit of having to fund MARTA. Also other Georgia cities don't have the state funding their public transit either. The Atlanta region could more than pay for MARTA if more counties joined In
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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They're using Survey Monkey?


That aside, my two cents is we need some type of mult-tier agency, because we have to switch different models and structures of revenue/tax and spending.


One issue is items like Commuter rail really should be 20+ county item as core investments make a wide-spread system work. It should be widespread funding, but it should also be careful in realizing it will not get public support for high taxes to make work.


a region-wide one-size-fits-all plan can't work as different parts of the region have different needs, different opportunities, different consumer demand for the service, etc...
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:34 AM
 
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Also don't forget that the Atlanta metro region rejected TSPLOST which was supposed to provide additional funding for transit in metro Atlanta.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Buckhead Atlanta
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Also don't forget that the Atlanta metro region rejected TSPLOST which was supposed to provide additional funding for transit in metro Atlanta.
Also don't forget the city of Atlanta approved more funding for transit.

Georgia should be contributing funding to MARTA since the Metro provides so much revenue for the state to subsidize the less productive areas.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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Also don't forget the city of Atlanta approved more funding for transit.

Georgia should be contributing funding to MARTA since the Metro provides so much revenue for the state to subsidize the less productive areas.
Or take those funds to help develop 2nd tier cities to help spread the opportunity. If companies are locating to Atlanta because of flight options, having your company or manufacturing facility located in Columbus or Macon would be perfect considering you can drive from those two cities to Hartsfield just as fast as you can driving down from Alpharetta, Buford or Kennesaw.
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Also don't forget the city of Atlanta approved more funding for transit.

Georgia should be contributing funding to MARTA since the Metro provides so much revenue for the state to subsidize the less productive areas.
This. The reason why Georgia should fund MARTA.
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Buckhead Atlanta
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Or take those funds to help develop 2nd tier cities to help spread the opportunity. If companies are locating to Atlanta because of flight options, having your company or manufacturing facility located in Columbus or Macon would be perfect considering you can drive from those two cities to Hartsfield just as fast as you can driving down from Alpharetta, Buford or Kennesaw.
Atlanta is so much more than its airport. Companies look for more than just access to flights. Expanding air service in 2nd tier cities isn't going to substantially reduce the Metro's traffic issues. Not saying that it shouldn't be done though.

The metro needs commuter rail in its suburban areas so you don't have to drive down to the airport since it has transit. I have a few coworkers that live in Alpharetta and commute to Midown Atlanta using driving and MARTA. They appreciate being able to use transit. Georgia is making strides in supporting options outside of driving. The state needs to do more.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:08 PM
 
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There needs to be a plan put into place to drive more growth to other cities like Macon, Augusta Columbus in stead of Atlanta.
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