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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 11:30 PM
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51. Here in the metro DC suburbs there is an extensive system but...
Its starting to age (Metro subway) and has had lots and lots of techincal problems in the last year or so. Its also getting overloaded because the area is growing exponentially.
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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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