Maintain MARTA through Virginia-Highland and Morningside (Buses 36 and 16)

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Sarah Pallas
3 years ago
These are important routes for me and my students at GSU, we have collaborations at both Tech and Emory.

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Kari Watkins
3 years ago
I'm a long time rider. The changes remove all MARTA service within 1 mile of my house.

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Ted Vigodsky
3 years ago
MARTA rail is only as good as the bus/route system that feeds into it. Diminish the bus/route network with unwise actions such as this and you diminish the rail system proportionately. Currently we have only a so so rail network but a very good bus/route network. Let's not ignore the back bone of the system while trying to build up the rest of it. Without an excellent bus/route infrastructure, the rail system means very little.

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Molly Woo
3 years ago
Keep MARTA viable - Make Atlanta accessible!!

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Sally Flocks
3 years ago
These routes are needed to get between Morningside and Downtown and between Midtown and Emory without transferring to a different bus or rail. The need to transfer greatly increases trip time.

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Wendy Darling
3 years ago
I am invested in both of these buses, both as a Downtown resident and as an Emory employee. I have lived in Downtown for 20 years and throughout that time I have used the 16 to reach points all along its route, including points well beyond the proposed cut-off in the route change -- for example Morningside. In fact, for many years I have ridden the 16 from Downtown Atlanta (Five Points) all the way to Briarcliff Rd. at Clifton Rd., which takes me within walking distance of my work at Emory (1762 Clifton Rd., next to the CDC). Not only is this convenient for me (one single trip, no transfer), but the bus is convenient for many others. Although it is true that about half the riders who board the 16 at Five Points disembark at Atlanta Medical Center, the rest of them ride on and many are still on the bus when I get off all the way at Clifton Rd. One of the places people are going to is Executive Park, which is the location of dozens of Emory Healthcare medical clinics -- including several I am a patient at. There are also many riding the 16 who are taking it to employers on LaVista Rd. and other corridors the northern section of the route passes through. As for the 36, although I don't use it for commuting, I do know that is a vital public transit link at Emory and in the Clifton Rd. Corridor. Tens of thousand of people work, go to school, and visit the area as patients, but there isn't a train line anywhere nearby. There are free shuttles on campus but to get to MARTA, there is only the 36 and 6 buses (and the CCTMA shuttle to Decatur, which has limited hours). The 36 offers a direct connection to both the East and North MARTA rail lines. The Clifton Rd. corridors needs MORE bus service, not less!

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Ian Irwin
3 years ago
The neighborhoods of Va-Hi and Morningside need bus access.

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Melissa Samford
3 years ago
Add more stops not less.

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Kimberly Cahill
3 years ago
My friends son uses this route

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Lisa Reisman
3 years ago
Virginia Highlands needs MARTA