Panhandling still plagues MARTA, columnist observes

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So this probably won’t come as a shock. MARTA still has a problem with panhandlers.

That’s despite a very public “Ride with Respect” outreach campaign that began a year and a half ago to crack down on nuisance behavior, and the launch of a new “See and Say” app to help riders quietly report it.

Unfortunately, nearly every regular MARTA rider has at some point or another been trapped on the train as a beggar solicits donations from a squirming, captive audience. AJC columnist Tom Sabulis relates his latest misadventure here:

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/opinion/an-unwelcome-form-of-southern-hospitality/nmDX3/#979ceae1.1954043.735729

But in a city the size of Atlanta, is this really a surprise? Do you think MARTA is doing enough to clamp down on the problem?

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