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He's telling the truth. I've spoke to him on the bus before. The only
part I have disliked about GRTA is waiting for the bus. That was
before I started yo-yoing.

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Jeremy T. Bouse
<jeremy.bouse at undergrid.net> wrote:
> On 06/18/2010 02:38 PM, Dylan Northrup wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 1:10 PM, Lightner, Jeff <jlightner at water.com
>> <mailto:jlightner at water.com>> wrote:
>> ? ? One problem with trying to be responsible is that smaller cars only fit
>> ? ? smaller people. ? Being 6'3" and ...umm... full figured I find few
>> ? ? "cars" that actually fit me. ? Despite that I've shopped around and
>> ? ? found cars that do and resisted the urge to simply get a pickup or SUV
>> ? ? even though I know many of of them will.
>> I'm 6'2", 270. ?I got along just fine for many years in a Honda Civic
>> Hatchback and get along now in a Honda Accord. ?It *is* roomier when I
>> drive the family mini-van, but for commuting between Marietta and
>> Duluth, my primary choice is the car since it gets better mileage.
>> ? ? If "public transportation" actually went from point to point AND was
>> ? ? policed so that thugs and lunatics didn't make it unbearable more people
>> ? ? would probably prefer to use it. ? Having had to use it back when I was
>> ? ? young and poor and had cheap auto insurance taught me that it is fairly
>> ? ? worthless and only masochists would willingly subject themselves to its
>> ? ? use if they could afford any other method.
>> Too many folks in the Atlanta metropolitan area don't want mass transit
>> because it would allow "the wrong element" to more easily make it out to
>> the suburbs. ?I'm not a masochist, but I'd use MARTA rail if it could
>> get me from Marietta to Duluth and back in under 2 hours one way.
>> Sadly, the northern burbs would rather run their own transit systems
>> instead of pooling resources and extend coverage to the places that need
>> it. ?"Can't have those thugs and lunatics able to ride out near my house
>> and steal my stuff". . . . because stealing your stuff using mass
>> transit is so efficient.
>> But instead the county and state governments decry the increased traffic
>> while spending more and more money on road construction and maintenance
>> while doing nothing to address the real problem: all the people in all
>> the cars. ?All because the folks in the 'burbs think the folks riding
>> mass transit ITP are all "thugs and lunatics" and "we don't want 'the
>> wrong element' coming out where we live".
>> If only the cities with good mass transit weren't also the cities where
>> the winters are cold and bitter. ?C'est la vie.
> ? ? ? ?Well then just color me the masochist... I actually live out in
> Paulding County in Dallas and work in Buckhead. I take public transit
> daily Mon-Fri to get to work. 10 mile drive from house to park-n-ride
> lot for GRTA Xpress, bus down to 5 Points and then take MARTA up to
> Buckhead or Lenox station where I then either walk, catch BUC shuttle or
> a MARTA bus. I used public transit back in San Francisco Bay Area for 5
> years as well. I have no problem with it so long as it's working
> properly and on-time, though delays and problems occur. For me it's much
> better than having to be in traffic with stupid drivers that piss me off.
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