More on MARTA

The AJC also thinks that the MARTA hike is a bad idea.

But don’t be fooled. This is still a bad idea, and most everyone knows that.

Passengers in the region who occasionally ride MARTA to the airport for the sake of convenience will certainly hate it. City boosters are already grumbling that it will hurt the city’s ability to attract tourists and conventioneers. Even MARTA officials are holding their noses, fully aware that raising fares could discourage ridership over the long haul.

See, now, if they would promise us that Beltline project to compensate, I might be more willing to go along with it. Indeed, Jessica, whither Woolard?

2 Comments so far

  1. Joseph G (unregistered) on November 12th, 2004 @ 8:54 pm

    I see the logic in raising MARTA fares from the airport. It’s still way cheaper than parking there or taking a cab home. And it’s not like MARTA is getting a lot of funding from states or outside counties.

    Mostly this affects people who only use MARTA ocassionally (like me), which actually doesn’t seem that bad. For most people in the city who use MARTA all the time, it’s not really such a bad idea at all.

  2. faeriebell (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2005 @ 12:57 pm

    What’s with the spam comments?

    Will the new Atlanta Beltline be integrated with MARTA?

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