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Atlanta wants people to stop peeing in its elevators

Atlanta has an odorific problem with people urinating in the elevators used in the city train stations. Some people describe the smell of the elevators as akin to a Porta-John that you might see at an outdoor concert.
 
"The smell hits you so bad. You hold your breath just to hurry up and get off the elevator," said Alicia Porter, a rider on a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train.
 
To help stop people from urinating in the elevators, MARTA has installed a urine detection system in the elevators. That system includes sensors that are able to detect urine and a camera to catch the offender literally with their pants down.
 
The sensors alert MARTA police who are able to respond immediately and catch the offender in the act. The transit system currently has 111 elevators, and one offender has already been caught.
 
While the efforts to catch habitual urinators are admirable, the system doesn’t come cheap. The urine detection system reportedly costs about $10,000 per elevator.

Sources: WSBTV, Wired



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RE: You're Sh*tting Me!
By michael67 on 12/27/2013 9:44:59 PM , Rating: 2
Even do its little over 20 years ago when i lived in the US for a year all over the country traveling with a friend on a student visa, we use to use the public transportation pretty often and in most places it was clean and functional.

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someone pretends you're talking about them to intentionally act offended.

You have no idea how rude your comments can be to others ha?

And how your self act offended every time someone says something less then positive about the US.

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No I was talking about the majority.

So "Almost" every immigrant and Spec's and Niggers, or any one that cant afford a car are low life's.

when is our next clan meeting, so i can bring hootch.

In general your tone is always talking down on people that are in your opinion lower then you, have a other culture then you, or have the odasity to live in the EU and say there opinion here.


RE: You're Sh*tting Me!
By Reclaimer77 on 12/27/2013 10:04:23 PM , Rating: 2
Oh come on, I never brought race into this. Don't put those words in my mouth.

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Even do its little over 20 years ago when i lived in the US for a year


Wow you lived here for a whole year? Well I take back everything I said. You're clearly the expert.


RE: You're Sh*tting Me!
By michael67 on 12/27/2013 10:24:53 PM , Rating: 2
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Oh come on, I never brought race into this. Don't put those words in my mouth.

Not saying something dose not mean others don't get your undertone!

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Wow you lived here for a whole year? Well I take back everything I said. You're clearly the expert.

As you said you kinda avoided it like the plague, as you don't wane mingle with the "Low life riffraffs" that are below your status, so properly more then you, as we used it a lot in many city's.

But as i was saying it was over 20y ago, so cant tell how it is and looks now, and in Texas ware i often come i can use a company car, to go to town, as we have a company guest house 5min walk from work, so again no help, and one town is a to small a sample make a general conclusion.


RE: You're Sh*tting Me!
By Nfarce on 12/28/2013 2:17:30 PM , Rating: 2
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Not saying something dose not mean others don't get your undertone!


I read nothing racial at all. I live in the greater metro ATL area and avoid MARTA at all costs BECAUSE of the "riff raff" that's on them...of ALL races (and the amount of car break-ins/thefts at the MARTA train station parking lots). Seems to me the only people out there who see race in ANYTHING they don't agree with is the modern regressive liberal Democrat left who gets butt hurt every time truth is spoken and they attempt to trot out the racist cart in pathetic attempts to shut someone up. Would you be one of them?

"Political correctness is nothing but polite tyranny." -- Charlton Heston


RE: You're Sh*tting Me!
By Monkey's Uncle on 12/29/2013 2:41:40 PM , Rating: 1
If the transit system in Atlanta is so bad and you are being forced to use it, why are you not complaining to your city council to fix it? You voted for them. If they aren't doing the job, vote in someone that will. After all that is the American way.

But from what I can see of this article here, it seems they are at least trying to do something about it. So instead of ragging on the transit system, why not help your city government fix it. Attend the council meetings and provide input - they are after all open to the public for this very reason. Hell, if your view is common for most of the people that live in Atlanta, why not run for council yourself so you can get it on the city's agenda and see for yourself what the realities are for getting improvements in place (i.e. raising taxes to pay for it)?


RE: You're Sh*tting Me!
By Reclaimer77 on 12/29/2013 5:37:46 PM , Rating: 2
You being serious right now?

Your attacks on this guy are so out of bounds, it's like you're trolling him. Drop his entire life and go into politics because he made an honest observation of the MARTA system and those who use it?

Don't you think that's going a bit far...


RE: You're Sh*tting Me!
By Monkey's Uncle on 12/30/2013 10:27:52 AM , Rating: 2
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You being serious right now? Your attacks on this guy are so out of bounds, it's like you're trolling him. Drop his entire life and go into politics because he made an honest observation of the MARTA system and those who use it? Don't you think that's going a bit far...


He dropped his own life into politics when he responded with this :

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I read nothing racial at all. I live in the greater metro ATL area and avoid MARTA at all costs BECAUSE of the "riff raff" that's on them...of ALL races (and the amount of car break-ins/thefts at the MARTA train station parking lots). Seems to me the only people out there who see race in ANYTHING they don't agree with is the modern regressive liberal Democrat left who gets butt hurt every time truth is spoken and they attempt to trot out the racist cart in pathetic attempts to shut someone up. Would you be one of them? "Political correctness is nothing but polite tyranny." -- Charlton Heston


Seemed to me he was looking for an argument that didn't have something to do with race then brought the politics into it himself.

He wanted a response that had nothing to do with race. He also said he is experiencing this himself and complaining about it. So let's DO bring political views into this.

Seems you conservative righties do like to complain about the social infrastructures that are in place. However I don't see you doing or even suggesting what can be done to actually fix them. Is that what it means to be "conservative"? To sit back and go Wah! Wah! Wah! and hope the liberals come back and fix it for you?

I made a general statement once before on another topic that "if you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem" and you got your nose out of joint over it. Yet I don't see that I am being proven wrong here. How is this transit thing any different?

You so hate public transit, so what are you doing to fix it Reclaimer? Are you a part of the problem or are you a part of the cure?


RE: You're Sh*tting Me!
By Reclaimer77 on 12/30/2013 4:19:52 PM , Rating: 2
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so what are you doing to fix it Reclaimer?


I pay my taxes so everyone who doesn't can use public transport.


RE: You're Sh*tting Me!
By Nfarce on 12/29/2013 8:05:08 PM , Rating: 2
Since you are obviously not familiar with how politics works in the greater Atlanta area (or anything else for that matter), allow me to educate you a little...

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If the transit system in Atlanta is so bad and you are being forced to use it, why are you not complaining to your city council to fix it?


Because I don't live inside the city limits of Atlanta and they aren't a part of my district elections. And nobody is FORCED to use it. If anything, the further OUT of Atlanta you get, the more the people OPPOSE it (MARTA has both bus and train routes 20+ miles outside of downtown ATL). Further, the further north you go, the emptier both the trains and the buses are.

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if your view is common for most of the people that live in Atlanta, why not run for council yourself


As a white Conservative Republican male, I have about as much chance of running for (let alone winning) a position on Atlanta's city council as Al Sharpton does in the Tea Party. And if you REALLY want to piss people off, just tell them you'll raise their taxes to support a "better" MARTA that they want no part of it. As if those clowns running MARTA are competent enough to even handle it in the first place.


RE: You're Sh*tting Me!
By Monkey's Uncle on 12/30/2013 10:05:14 AM , Rating: 2
Waa, Waaa, Waaaa! I don't like public transit! Public Transit is full of drunks and lowlifes! Poor people ride transit and I DON'T LIKE IT!!!

Yeah, I get it - you don't like your transit system. You've poked holes into why it is such a bad thing. How would you fix it? How would you make it better yet still accessible by those that NEED it to get to and from their piss-poor paying jobs? What are you doing about it beyond sitting at your computer screen and making excuses why you haven't done squat about it.


RE: You're Sh*tting Me!
By Nfarce on 12/30/2013 2:19:50 PM , Rating: 2
Look here sport - I'm not paying ONE RED CENT more in my local taxes to support MORE MARTA expenditures where ridership and participation DECREASES DRAMATICALLY the further you get OUTSIDE of DOWNTOWN.

And that's irrespective of how WASTEFUL the clowns at MARTA are with what they have for funds NOW. To the tune of $50 MILLION during the last major audit in 2010. And guess what? It wasn't DEMOCRAT politicians that called for that audit, either. MARTA is run by a bunch of cronies and hacks and that will NOT change.

I get so sick and tired of YOU people telling OTHERS what THEY should do! A lot of us want NOTHING to do with MARTA and we will NOT SHUT UP about it either. And in case the point still hasn't made it through your cranium, participation on MARTA trains and buses RAPIDLY declines the further out from downtown ATL you get.


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