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Old 07-21-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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1.NYC
2.Washington D.C
3.Chicago
4.San Francisco
5. Boston
6. Philadelphia
7. Los Angeles
8. Atlanta
9. Miiami
10. Dallas ( i know this is going to get questioned. Dallas has a very good light rail system.)
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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im very pleased that the nyc transit folks are renovating on the elevated train stations

all the elevated stations on the train line by my house the Q line look superb now. all nyc has to do now is continue renovating the underground subways and for heavens sake please install air conditioners in those things.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Here is a really cool PDF slide show of the Measure R projects that are to be built from 2008-2038 (broken down by decades.

Measure R will add around 100 more stations and over 110 miles to the system (currently at 103 stations and 121 miles).

http://la.streetsblog.org/wp-content...ps20120713.pdf

And the article it is from: http://la.streetsblog.org/2012/07/25...nt/#more-74632

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Old 07-25-2012, 06:31 PM
 
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[quote=munchitup;25335246]Here is a really cool PDF slide show of the Measure R projects that are to be built from 2008-2038 (broken down by decades.

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Old 07-27-2012, 06:43 AM
 
Location: The City
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Not sure I would agree but FWIW

SEPTA hailed as ‘best of the best’ in North America - Philly.com
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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I'm not sure there are many who'd agree with that.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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APTA gave that to LA Metro in 2006. And to orange county OCTA I believe a few years later. I have no idea why they call it "America's Best" when it really should just be "Here's a Transit Operator We'd Like To Honor For Some Reason"
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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I definitely don't agree with that choice either.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I was reading the transport politic's section on upcoming projects, and found that 2012 was supposed to be an incredible banner year for Houston with several lines and extensions of their light rail line suddenly coming online as well as a huge intermodal transit center. However, it got scuttled via various corruption allegations and most of those lines are to come in 2014 or later now and the intermodal transit center is now dropped. It would have been pretty amazing for one of the most commonly thrown around examples of sprawl to have a functional multiple line system up and running within a year.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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Metro ranking of daily passenger rides for metros from a previous list. Does not include commuter rail or bus but does include grade separated rail systems. Cities with commuter rail as opposed to combined systems like SF, DC and Atlanta probably have a lot more total rail passengers.


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1.NYC 1.56 B 2011
2.Washington D.C 217 2010
3.Chicago 222M 2011
4.San Francisco 101M 2007
5. Boston 145 M 2007
6. Philadelphia 95 M 2010
7. Los Angeles 47 M 2010
8. Atlanta 76 2010
9. Miami 17M 2010
10. Dallas (not on list.)
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