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Tue Apr 4, 2017, 04:12 AM

Atlanta I-85 collapse: Some MARTA stations run out of parking Monday

First-time MARTA passengers and even some veteran riders experienced another rude aftershock of the I-85 collapse on Monday morning:

No room at the inn. That is, no place to park at MARTA stations.

The enormous parking decks at several stations were filled to or nearing capacity early in the morning rush hour. The problem was particularly acute along the red line, where every spot was taken at the North Springs station by 7:20 a.m. A MARTA employee stood near the entrance to the parking deck of the northernmost stop along the red line and redirected drivers to Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, the next two stations down the line.

By around 8:30 a.m., however, the first five levels at Sandy Springs were full and only about half the spots remained available on the uppermost level. By the end of rush hour, both parking decks at the Dunwoody station were at or near capacity, said Goldie Taylor, MARTA’s chief communications officer.

Read more: http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-collapse-some-marta-stations-run-out-parking-monday/F1rISiNenJBJc9hJSRBSjM/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 04:44 AM

1. I suppose people are going to have to break out the bicycles

if they live 10 miles or less from the station and hope the bike racks aren't packed.

They'd better hope I-85 gets fixed before the really hot weather rolls in. They don't call it "Hotlanta" for nothing.

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Tue Apr 4, 2017, 04:49 AM

2. Most people don't have bicycles.

Most people drive to work. And those who depend on public transportation are being doubly screwed because of this fire.

I genuinely feel for the commuters in Atlanta. I've lived in a big city I've depended on public transportation and I've driven a car, so I know both sides of this problem. I cannot begin to imagine what it's like for the commuters who drove over this bridge.

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