Janet: As a proponent and user of MARTA (and yes, I have a car), we do need a comprehensive transit system that is interconnected. We don't need another layer of government. I am not sure why GRTA gets state funding but MARTA does not. MARTA is the only mass transit system in a major metropolitan city in the U.S. that receives zero funding from the state within which it operates. But the outlying counties, which pay no additional sales tax, get a "free ride" on GRTA. I have asked several politicians in Roswell, why? The answer is always the same: "It's politics." Let's make everyone contribute to MARTA in the metro area, or let's charge those not in Fulton and DeKalb a higher price for their rides. They take advantage of everything we MARTA subsidizers pay for and don't think twice.
Chip: Here we go again. … The control freaks just can't pass up an opportunity to rant about how we should all be forced out of our cars, have our freedom taken away, and forced onto trains. Let's see … it snowed. And thanks to a combination of bone-headed lack of awareness by certain officials, and an irresponsible lack of situational awareness by some citizens, the metro area gridlocked. Naturally, the solution is more government! Yes, let's jack taxes through the roof and borrow borrow borrow for deficit spending, to build a big, expensive, over-budget rail system so we can force people into the collective! Let's waste untold amounts of money on a system that will never make enough money to support itself, all so the control freaks can create another regional layer of government.