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report print email Source: Editorial: MARTA narrows options for Ga. 400 expansion: Rail could run to Windward Pkwy
This is getting kinda sad.
April 01, 2013 | 05:56 PM

If public transportation causes crime how do you explain Detroit, crappy public transportation but high in crime. same for New Orleans or Los Angeles. And even many places in Atlanta. And then there's this.. http://m.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/01/transit-stations-may-actually-cut-down-crime/
These false ideologies need to stop.

And to the people complaining about subsidies. ALL Transportation modes are subsidized. Roads sure don't make money. http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/01/23/drivers-cover-just-51-percent-of-u-s-road-spending/

And to people complaining about density, North Fulton is much more than just single family housing. There is ALOT of commercial development along the Georgia 400 corridor that would benefit greatly by a rail extension.

Also whoever thinks that the buses in North Fulton don't get used is delusional. From personal experience the buses are standing room only during rush hour, and many-many more people would ride rail transit over bus, so the rider base is there.

And Kim, you talk about walking around "marta areas" as uncomfortable, CLEARLY you have never walked around

Decatur
Buckhead
Lindbergh
Midtown
Brookhaven
Perimeter Center
Inman Park
Candler park

just to name a few.

Atlanta is a metro area with 5 million people. You CAN NOT move 5 million people around in just private automobiles, it's just not efficient enough. If you still have a small town ideology that public transportation is crime ridden and useless, then your living in the wrong sized city. I hear Birmingham's nice.....


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