On 7.18.12, MARTA lost electricity in the afternoon so everyone on the eastbound train had to get off at King Memorial. Only options at that point were to jostle with the crowds trying to get on the buses, wait it out or walk. We walked. Down DeKalb Ave, in the rain, in the mud, dodging cars. My 8 mile commute from work to home took one hour and 45 minutes that night.