Road Trip Through The Heart Of Atlanta

The piece of transportation that I chose to do my research on was the Atlanta Street Car which is located in downtown Atlanta. The designers of the Atlanta Street Car began construction for their new project February 1, 2012 and opened to the public December 30th, 2014. Upon moving to the city of Atlanta I had never seen the Atlanta Street Car before. I remember driving through the city one day and looking in my rear view mirror and seeing this gigantic dark blue train-looking object coming at me at a fast pace. Of course, I panicked a little bit and swerved out of the way. I did not realize until later on, that the Atlanta Street Car is meant to drive on the road with other cars. http://sites.gsu.edu/jwright78/files/2016/03/Audio_Message-p3mip3.mp3 To go along with my new experiences with the Atlanta Street Car, I wasn’t aware of where you had to go to get onto it. Later, I finally figured out that the Atlanta Street Car has 12 stops that it makes at different locations. I got onto the Atlanta Street Car at the Woodruff location which is located right beside the 25 park place building. As soon as i got on, the first thing I noticed was how plain the interior was. This plain interior reminded me of my experience with riding Marta. One thing that that separated riding the Marta train and riding the Atlanta Street Car is the fact that Marta has an old-fashioned type of feel to it and the Atlanta Street Car feels more modernized and new. The air that I experienced while riding Marta was a dingy/musty...

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The Polar Express or Atlanta Street Car This is a video of the Atlanta Street Car cruising through the city. Unlike Marta trains, the Atlanta Street Car travels on the main road with other cars. A similarity between Marta trains and the Atlanta Street Car is that they both run on tracks. The Atlanta Street Car has tracks that are embedded into the streets of Atlanta that help guide it throughout the...

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http://sites.gsu.edu/jwright78/files/2016/03/Audio_Message-p3mip3.mp3   This audio clip is what the Atlanta Street Car sounds like as it passes by. It is usually very loud so it is hard to miss. The Atlanta Street Car tends to let off a few honks of its extremely loud horn to signal to pedestrians not to cross the road when the Street Car is...

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Road Map Through The Heart Of Atlanta   This picture represents the routes that the Atlanta Street Car makes in its trip through Atlanta. Like Marta, the Atlanta Street Car has many different stations where you can get on and off from. If you are a student at Georgia State University, you have probably seen the Atlanta Street Car every single day as it frequently runs through the...
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