Originally Posted by simms3
or never experienced anything themselves in 15 years sounds pretty suspiscious....You can attack me for that opinion, or you can attack the opinion, your choice, but I'd prefer the latter.
Firstly, I certainly wasn't attacking you, unless requesting facts is an attack. Now that you've mentioned having looked at some maps and such, the foundation of your opinion is known. As a Floridian you should also know it's not so much that Floridian's love their cars (though some certainly do), but the land use patterns and alternatives are such that the car is the de facto standard. As for "high speed rail", it's simply a moniker the state and federal projects/initiatives have chosen. Personally I think not 'quite high speed rail' would be a little clumsy, not to mention mostly irrelevant.
Secondly, I can assure you that I've patronized the system for 16 years, at all hours, and have never had nor witness any issue. Apparently you find that "suspiscious", which if I read between the lines sounds a bit like you're calling me a liar. In principle I certainly don't appreciate that. But then again, your perspective doesn't seem all the valuable. So no harm, no foul.
The facts remain: you are not by any stretch of the imagination safer in your car, MARTA is not really any more dangerous than the city it serves, you have race and perception issues, and frankly your analysis is weak if not apocryphal...I certainly won't be wasting anymore time with it.