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Old 10-17-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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My List
1. New York City
2. Chicago
3. Philadelphia
4. Washington DC
5. Boston
6. San Francisco
7. Los Angeles
8. Portland
9. Baltimore
10. Seattle
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:35 AM
 
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Pretty big plan for metro released yesterday. An inner circle line that would create an inner core loop to go along with the start of an outer loop being built in a few years. Should really increase mobilty in and around the region if built. Keep in mind a separate transit agency "MTA" in Maryland is building the outer loop. "WMATA" would build the inner loop. "DDOT" is building the 37 mile streetcar network.

http://planitmetro.com/wp-content/up...Large-Loop.jpg
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Milky Way Galaxy
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Now that I've been to most of these cities, here is an accurate list:

1. NYC
2. D.C.
3. Chicago
4. Boston
5. Philly
6. San Francisco
7. LA
I agree with this except I would have stopped after SF because that's where the respectable list stops. Everything from LA and below can be such a pain in the ass.

Although I will say that a few places such as Portland are certainly very good for their size.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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1. New York
2. Washington, DC
3. Chicago
4. San Francisco
5 Boston
(now it gets hard)
6. Atlanta
7. Los Angeles - Great network of express buses and rail.
8. Cleveland
9. Philadelphia - Surprisingly bad given it's density and size.
10. Miami
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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1. New York
2. Washington, DC
3. Chicago
4. San Francisco
5 Boston
(now it gets hard)
6. Atlanta
7. Los Angeles - Great network of express buses and rail.
8. Cleveland
9. Philadelphia - Surprisingly bad given it's density and size.
10. Miami
Atlanta in the top 10? That's ****ing stupid.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Atlanta in the top 10? That's ****ing stupid.
Could you elaborate, please?

MARTA is in the top rapid transit systems in the country (behind NYC, DC, CHI, BOS, SF, and PHI). Given Atlanta's horrible traffic, rapid transit presents a truly useful option for commuters. Sure MARTA isn't perfect and has a long way to go, but it's still better than the systems in most American cities.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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1. New York
2. Washington, DC
3. Chicago
4. San Francisco
5 Boston
(now it gets hard)
6. Atlanta
7. Los Angeles - Great network of express buses and rail.
8. Cleveland
9. Philadelphia - Surprisingly bad given it's density and size.
10. Miami
You put San Francisco, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Cleveland above Philadelphia? HAHAHAHA.

Atlanta- MARTA


Cleveland- RTA


Los Angeles- Metro


Philadelphia- SEPTA
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Originally Posted by Dawn.Davenport View Post
1. New York
2. Washington, DC
3. Chicago
4. San Francisco
5 Boston
(now it gets hard)
6. Atlanta
7. Los Angeles - Great network of express buses and rail.
8. Cleveland
9. Philadelphia - Surprisingly bad given it's density and size.
10. Miami
Philadelphia's subway/light rail/trolley coverage could absolutely stand to improve in the city, but it's regional rail network and bus network is very extensive.

Atlanta and LA have an extremely disproportionate lack of coverage, given their metropolitan area sizes. Despite misconceptions, LA is actually a pretty dense city, too.

Cleveland does deserve some props for having a decent transit system, especially for a Rust Belt city, but its smaller scale does not allow for an adequate comparison to the other cities mentioned.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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1. New York City
2. Boston
3. San Francisco
4. Philadelphia
5. Washington D.C.
6. Chicago
7. Seattle
8. Miami
9. Baltimore
10. Los Angeles


Just assuming this would be close to the order.
How would Miami and Baltimore be above LA? Even Seattle? I would agree with the rest.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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You put San Francisco, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Cleveland above Philadelphia? HAHAHAHA.

Atlanta- MARTA


Cleveland- RTA


Los Angeles- Metro


Philadelphia- SEPTA
Wow that is a cool map for Los Angeles. I believe it is not "official" because it has some non-Measure R lines (Sepulveda Pass, Crenshaw Line to DTLA). Pretty great glimpse into the not-so-far-off future of LA Metro, and honestly I think that map you posted is pretty much even with the Philadelphia map (especially because all those Green lines are just trolley buses). LA has a very bright transit future ahead of it, seems like DC is the only place with more ambitious expansion plans.

Where Los Angeles is far ahead of other cities is in its network of Rapid Buses and the overall bus system. The issue with traveling by transit in Los Angeles is not coverage - just about every corner of the built-up LA County is in close proximity to a bus. The issue is that LA is so vast that it can often take a ton of time to get from Point A to Point B, and due to the grid-system of buses that often involves a transfer - which seems to be a huge deterrent to "choice riders".

Overall Los Angeles bus system is Top 3-5, and the rail system is Top 10.
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