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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 06:27 PM
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23. NYC - I always take the subway
There's almost no place I can't get to taking it. Some of the lines are crappier than others, but on the whole, it's great.

$2 fare, but I have a monthly card which I use enough that it costs less than paying $2 every ride.
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  -Does your town have a decent public transportation system? maveric  May-15-07 05:55 PM   #0 
  - I don't need a "decent" system to get around on a bike  taterguy   May-15-07 05:57 PM   #1 
  - LMAO! We don't even have sidewalks!!  Ghost in the Machine   May-15-07 06:00 PM   #2 
  - I just posted regarding Knoxville...  Clark2008   May-15-07 08:22 PM   #34 
  - I'm right down the road from you in Meigs County  Ghost in the Machine   May-15-07 09:10 PM   #39 
  - We only have sidewalks in the downtown area, as tiny as that is.  Jamastiene   May-15-07 11:27 PM   #49 
     - My county only has 2 red lights... about 40 yards apart, at each end of  Ghost in the Machine   May-15-07 11:39 PM   #55 
  - bwahaha  DetroitProle   May-15-07 06:01 PM   #3 
  - I think we have 5 buses for a town of 16000. Thats our mass transportation.  RL3AO   May-15-07 06:01 PM   #4 
  - I take the Amtrak to work  tandot   May-15-07 06:02 PM   #5 
  - Short answer:  RedCappedBandit   May-15-07 06:02 PM   #6 
  - Boston's T is ok, nothing compares to the MTA  WindRavenX   May-15-07 06:02 PM   #7 
  - I grew up in Boston.  maveric   May-15-07 06:07 PM   #10 
     - you must be older than me (22) because the T NEVER is on time.  WindRavenX   May-15-07 06:08 PM   #11 
        - Well...I left Boston in 1976.  maveric   May-15-07 06:13 PM   #12 
           - Apparently. It's now 2.00 both inbound AND outbound.  WindRavenX   May-15-07 06:18 PM   #16 
  - We dinb't have ANY at all! I only wish we did.  napi21   May-15-07 06:05 PM   #8 
  - Inside SF it's somewhat decent, even if not 24/7.  Book Lover   May-15-07 06:05 PM   #9 
  - East Bay? That sounds like the smart scheduling of the itty bitty transit companies out here.  Gormy Cuss   May-15-07 06:15 PM   #13 
     - Nope, Peninsula  Book Lover   May-15-07 06:18 PM   #15 
        - Absolutely agree about the county-based problem.  Gormy Cuss   May-15-07 10:43 PM   #47 
  - Portland, OR -decent but could be much better  depakid   May-15-07 06:15 PM   #14 
  - Portland  Parche   May-15-07 06:37 PM   #25 
  - Portland's trimet system rocks  missb   May-15-07 08:19 PM   #32 
     - No kidding. I can take the 8, 9, 10, and 33 from downtown and  swag   May-15-07 10:38 PM   #45 
  - Bus  Parche   May-15-07 06:20 PM   #17 
  - We've got a good one down here too.  maveric   May-15-07 06:24 PM   #19 
  - Yes, Portland, the city where it's easy to live without a car  Lydia Leftcoast   May-15-07 11:33 PM   #52 
  - Vancouver Sky Train. Award winning. Service increased from 12 am closing  gbrooks   May-15-07 06:23 PM   #18 
  - decent public transportation?  Breeze54   May-15-07 06:25 PM   #20 
  - NO  etherealtruth   May-15-07 06:25 PM   #21 
  - The CTA has its problems. But overall it's good.  terrya   May-15-07 06:25 PM   #22 
  - NYC - I always take the subway  NYC Liberal   May-15-07 06:27 PM   #23 
  - Like Most Small Communities in the US, We Have No Public Transportation At All  AndyTiedye   May-15-07 06:34 PM   #24 
  - We used to back in the 50's  tech3149   May-15-07 06:57 PM   #26 
  - When I tell people that oil companies bought out tons of local trolley systems just to put them out  kath   May-15-07 11:39 PM   #54 
  - I'm enough of a New York City chauvinist as it is, don't tempt me to boast (n/t)  Jim Lane   May-15-07 07:52 PM   #27 
  - what is this public transportation system you speak of? you interest me strangely EOM  pitohui   May-15-07 08:03 PM   #28 
  - Tallahassee, Florida, and it's shit.  porphyrian   May-15-07 08:09 PM   #29 
  - No public transportation where I live  tammywammy   May-15-07 08:13 PM   #30 
  - Yeah, here's our public transportation in West Virginia:  tabasco   May-15-07 08:16 PM   #31 
  - Nope.  Clark2008   May-15-07 08:20 PM   #33 
  - That's one thing the Washington DC megalopolis does well!  Squatch   May-15-07 08:23 PM   #35 
  - The Fargo-Moorhead Metro (around 150,000 people) has around 20 city buses, that's it.  Odin2005   May-15-07 08:31 PM   #36 
  - Portland, ME: negative  MountainLaurel   May-15-07 08:37 PM   #37 
  - Yes. I have nothing but good things to say about Mass Transit here in Durham. nm  dicksteele   May-15-07 08:39 PM   #38 
  - Kansas City's is weak in most places.  Telly Savalas   May-15-07 09:36 PM   #40 
  - YES, and it is FREE - No Fares - Chapel Hill, NC  unc70   May-15-07 10:21 PM   #41 
  - Sure does!  Solly Mack   May-15-07 10:22 PM   #42 
  - Lots of great reliable subways, trains and buses here...  Matsubara   May-15-07 10:26 PM   #43 
  - There are 600 odd ppl here so no, but I do ride the school bus into town  GreenPartyVoter   May-15-07 10:34 PM   #44 
  - Best public transportation of anywhere I've lived...  MLFerrell   May-15-07 10:41 PM   #46 
  - The bus system in Chapel Hill, NC is FREE to all riders.  mnhtnbb   May-15-07 11:05 PM   #48 
  - Yes -- I live in NYC.  Starbucks Anarchist   May-15-07 11:30 PM   #50 
  - Here in the metro DC suburbs there is an extensive system but...  turtlensue   May-15-07 11:30 PM   #51 
  - Minneapolis-St. Paul's system isn't as bad as some, but it's pathetic  Lydia Leftcoast   May-15-07 11:39 PM   #53 
 

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