Because Atlanta rolls up the sidewalks at night, it's barely a 12 hour city never mind 24
Because Atlanta has no real central business district - Buckhead financial area is a possible exception but clearly isn't downtown
Because Atlanta is epically mismanaged and a text book example of what doesn't work and how not to run a city
Because MARTA has zero appeal to 96% of the people, pick any one of 100 reasons
Because what's the point of expanding MARTA when you have about 1 BILLION in estimated sewer and other infrastructure reapirs looming
Because Because Because.....
I do believe that Beppy has an excellent suggestion for you, Trulia Atlanta.
Otherwise, Curbed, Creative Loafing, The AJC or the Atl Biz Chron probably have articles about this very matter.
I googled for an article on the subject - check the web reference for the Loaf's "Adventures in Mismanagement" article from 2001.
"The fact is that it's difficult to get anybody excited about MARTA when only 4 percent of the metro population uses it..."
tell you about future route, car development.
Elizabeth 'Beppy' Walton, Realtor
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