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Old 07-31-2017, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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good subway system?!?!?! I beg to differ.
It's "good" if you're a visitor from a city with no subway system. After about 3 months though, it's just part of the grind. In a cheaper city, you'd be able to afford to live closer to work or drive. Subway systems are largely a moot point I think.

You get used to it, its awful smells, its crowds, etc.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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good subway system?!?!?! I beg to differ.
It is compared to most other cities with either no subway system or a limited, bare bones system.

Believe me, I used to complain about the T every single day. Especially when I had much better experiences with Chicago's CTA system. But then I moved to some parts of the country with no public transit, or with very limited and bad public transit. Now I have a huge appreciation for the T and I have become a fan.

Of course it has its issues, like any transit system will. But overall, it does a good job. (Just take a look at what's going on with DC's Metro system - upkeep was ignored for years, and they even toyed with shutting down the entire system for 6 months. People die when they take the Metro. It is a sad mess, especially when about 30 years ago it was the envy of most cities.)
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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It is compared to most other cities with either no subway system or a limited, bare bones system.

Believe me, I used to complain about the T every single day. Especially when I had much better experiences with Chicago's CTA system. But then I moved to some parts of the country with no public transit, or with very limited and bad public transit. Now I have a huge appreciation for the T and I have become a fan.

Of course it has its issues, like any transit system will. But overall, it does a good job. (Just take a look at what's going on with DC's Metro system - upkeep was ignored for years, and they even toyed with shutting down the entire system for 6 months. People die when they take the Metro. It is a sad mess, especially when about 30 years ago it was the envy of most cities.)
I actually look forward to riding the T...when it's not too crowded, and I can get a seat.

I like the red line rushing over the Neponset River into Quincy (or from) with a distant skyline view and sometimes a nice sunrise.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:21 AM
 
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The redline would be great if it ran smoothly and had less people on it.
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:00 AM
 
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The redline would be great if it ran smoothly and had less people on it.
Doesn't that apply to every form of daily transportation?
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:21 AM
 
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Doesn't that apply to every form of daily transportation?
Absolutely. What we need in this city is less people.
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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good subway system?!?!?! I beg to differ.
For the US, it's a pretty good system.

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It would not compare well to a similarly sized metro in Europe, though.
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:42 AM
 
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I have done both MBTA (Orange Line) and now Car commute. Each have their +/- But generally i prefer the MBTA route just because i can walk to each stop vs getting out of a concrete box to sit in a metal box.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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For the US, it's a pretty good system.

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It would not compare well to a similarly sized metro in Europe, though.
I think we overrate Europe too though. I lived in Moscow. There was nothing pleasant about using the metro after the charm of it wore off in 2 weeks.

Public transit just usually is a grind for everyone, everywhere. You live with it. Driving is also the same thing in many places.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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Seems like commuting just sucks and is part of life unless you live in a remote area. Another reason why I'm a huge advocate of working from HOME if you can.
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