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Old 02-12-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Well I get on the West Blvd. Bus.
hate to say it, but that may be your problem - you are riding in a more "down and out" area.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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hate to say it, but that may be your problem - you are riding in a more "down and out" area.
I know, I know

But why about 90% of the people ACT like that at the transit???
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Ballantyne
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I ride the public buses (CATS), and I hate some of the things I see.

People are so "down and out" on the public transportation system here.

They say people in other cities who ride public transportation are affluent. You'll never see affluent people ride CATS

It's like if you ride the bus, you are not doing good. That's how it is in Charlotte.

I'll just add that the main bus depot uptown (Charlotte Transportation Center) can be pretty frightening at times. Use caution. I had a bad encounter there, on a Sunday afternoon, several weeks ago.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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I ride the public buses (CATS), and I hate some of the things I see.

People are so "down and out" on the public transportation system here.

They say people in other cities who ride public transportation are affluent. You'll never see affluent people ride CATS

It's like if you ride the bus, you are not doing good. That's how it is in Charlotte.
That's quite the generalization - and incorrect as well. Take one of the express buses and you'll realize it's full of professionals that like the convenience of not driving and saving money on gas as well.

I avoid the Transit Center and catch the bus at other stops.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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We have a bus route that goes through our neighborhood, but I rarely see buses or riders. I know people do use it. I'm sure that at some point people do get sick of driving in traffic.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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qcdiva85, I'm starting to see a "trend" in all of your threads. But I'll leave it alone for now.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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What's the crowd like on LYNX?
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:09 AM
 
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I ride the public buses (CATS), and I hate some of the things I see.

People are so "down and out" on the public transportation system here.

They say people in other cities who ride public transportation are affluent. You'll never see affluent people ride CATS

It's like if you ride the bus, you are not doing good. That's how it is in Charlotte.
I believe that is a personal perception. It is the same in NYC or London. I know people that would never ride the subway or tube that have that attitude. But, there are many affluent people that do as well. I believe that as more routes are developed into affluent areas, you will see more affluent people riding.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Ballantyne
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What's the crowd like on LYNX?

During weekday business hours the train is filled with all type people going to and from work, and it's generally pretty full. I take an early train and its packed.

I talked with one of the attendants and was told that they are going to strictly enforce the ticketing rules (no ticket no ride) and impose fines to the freeloaders.

I enjoy taking the train to work and have had no problems at all. Its great transportation to and from work uptown. And cheap!
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:44 AM
 
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I was on the Lynx the other day and the guy behind me was talking to somebody across the aisle and every other word was "mf". That's the only time it's happened of all the times I've been on it, but it was a little too much. Most "affluent" people here take the express bus routes to get uptown which are very nice.
A product of CMS schools, at least for a few years.
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