MARTA to rename four train stations

MARTA to rename four train stations

There are 7 comments on the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution story from Feb 27, 2007, titled MARTA to rename four train stations. In it, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that:

“It's just to reflect what's going on in the neighborhoods”

There's no longer an Ashby Street near MARTA's Ashby rail station. Bankhead Highway, the namesake for MARTA's Bankhead station, also has bit the dust. via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

rashad shepherd

Marietta, GA

#1 Aug 31, 2007
i think that the name of ashby station should be name west creek station
roshanda plummer

Marietta, GA

#2 Aug 31, 2007
the station should be name roshanda station

“Das raht!”

Since: Dec 06

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#3 Aug 31, 2007
Someone told me a joke on what MARTA means.
Ric Ricland

Dayton, OH

#4 Aug 31, 2007
If it keeps with the trend of dumb names the black community has given us in the past, it will be a dumb name like Dr. Rev. Toshanda P. Johnson-Brown, III Station.


Mcdonough, GA

#5 Sep 1, 2007
Ric Ricland wrote:
If it keeps with the trend of dumb names the black community has given us in the past, it will be a dumb name like Dr. Rev. Toshanda P. Johnson-Brown, III Station.
Boy, can't we just be satisfied with the way things are... haven't messed things up enough.... I haven't witnessed anything being changed for the better.... if we are going to change anything, let's go back to the way things were. Although things weren't all honky dorey, but it sure was better than now. All the stupid changes in law, trying to accommodate and justify wrong doings.... is enough to drive people crazy.... and you wonder why people are acting out the way the do, absolutely no respect for one another... not to mention authority. When I mention authority that includes no respect for parents, employers, law enforcement, animals, and the such.. School names have changed, street names have changed, Airport names have changed.... for FREAKING WHAT!!!! You want the world to be a better place.... then people need to change....until we change... this place we call earth.. is flirting with HELL!!! onl until then.... everything else is BS.... and we have the nerve to say... if she or he had an education.. he or she would be a better person and make better choices in life.... it's the educated ones that's F'ing up every freaking thing they put their pathetic hands on..... now that's my say in the matter.... change your inside... and everything else will change around you!!!
Ric Ricland

Dayton, OH

#6 Sep 2, 2007
It's one of the things that happens when black folk take over city councils. Immediately they experience this burning need to go out and rename everything; usually, after the ministers of their church who are still living.

And what's particularly galling about that, is all these ministers insist of calling themselves "Doctor" So-and-So with as many initials, hyphens, and appendages they can think of.

So instead of "Joe Brown" street, or "Main" or "Pine" street you wind-up with, "Dr. Joseph, Luther Johnson-Brothers, III," street.


Eric Anderson

Frederick, MD

#7 Dec 23, 2007
I think the Ashby station's new name should be Warner Bros Station.

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