"In Atlanta, there’s hope because you have a great historic core, but much of the postwar growth, the suburban and exurban growth, happened in the age of the automobile. So it’s been a challenge. You have about 500,000 transit boardings a day on the whole [MARTA transit] system. Montreal is a little smaller than Atlanta, but it has 2.5 million boardings a day."

— Taras Grescoe, interviewed in the AJC about his book “Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves From the Automobile”