#2 The Bad Situation of the public transit in Atlanta

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The Bad Situation of the public transit in Atlanta From the statistics in “Anatomy: Introduction to Transportation”, we can see that compared to 47.3 percent of workers in New York, only 4.7 percent of workers in Atlanta, which is less than national average, commute to worker via public transit. As an Olympic city, Atlanta should run a good public transportation system, but why are there only a few people using it? Having been living and studying in Atlanta for more than 3 months, I have a quite comprehensive understanding of this this question. In Atlanta, MARTA, also known as Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, is the principal rapid-transit system, including both a bus route and a railway. Although it was formed in 1965 and is the ninth-largest in the United States, it does not seem like extraordinary. Personally, MARTA does not provide good services and convenience. MARTA consists of 48 miles of rail track with 38 train stations. It sounds like a huge number, but mathematically, there are only 38 stations with 1.3 miles average length between two of them within a city of total area of 132 square miles. If you are not sensitive for statistics, let’s say MARTA only operates primarily within the boundaries of Fulton
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