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Old 07-13-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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Miami's DT Metromover is underrated. Takes you all over downtown, from the American Airlines Arena, to the financial district. If we include ALL forms of PT, than Miami should make the top 10. You also gotta include the Tri-Rail Commuter Rail system, and the Metromover is currently building the Airport Link. All SoFla needs to do is add Western lines that connect to the burbs and eastern lines that connect to the Beaches. It should be easier than other coastal cities, given that fact that SoFla's urban area doesn't stretch all that far East to West.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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What makes DC better than Chicago/ Chicago better than DC? They seem pretty close to me.
Chicago's commuter rail is more developed. Plus, Chicago is pretty big. On the CSA level, Chicago does better because Baltimore's subway is not that extensive.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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What makes DC better than Chicago/ Chicago better than DC? They seem pretty close to me.
they are close. Chicago has a better regional/extensive commuter rail system. both have plans to grow. two great transit cities
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Miami's DT Metromover is underrated. Takes you all over downtown, from the American Airlines Arena, to the financial district. If we include ALL forms of PT, than Miami should make the top 10. You also gotta include the Tri-Rail Commuter Rail system, and the Metromover is currently building the Airport Link. All SoFla needs to do is add Western lines that connect to the burbs and eastern lines that connect to the Beaches. It should be easier than other coastal cities, given that fact that SoFla's urban area doesn't stretch all that far East to West.
I agree that it has promise for the future, but it has a bit to go. It needs rails to connect to not only the beaches, but Aventura and even Midtown.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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What maps are you referring to? MTA's subway map in NYC doesn't have any commuter rail included in the subway map. They don't have PATH included either.
He meant the Philly SEPTA map includes the Path line in it.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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Existing and Planned rail lines in the LA area.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Existing and Planned rail lines in the LA area.
A good chunk of that light blue expo line has already been built. However, most of the rest of that plan isn't going to see the light of day for a good long time.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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SEPTA transit system in Philly.

Plans for new lines include the re-use of several Street car lines.

The extension of the Broad Street line further south into the Navy Yard.

A light rail line to run along the Delaware Waterfront.

A light rail or subway line to run along Roosevelt Blvd in Northeast Philly.

A light rail line to connect Center City and the Philadelphia Zoo/ Please touch musuem.

A light rail line incorporated into the renovated Reading Viaduct Park.

Extension of several Regional Rail lines as well as the creation of at least two new ones.



Don't see any of this happening anytime soon except the Waterfront Line, a connection to the Zoo and the Reading Viaduct light rail line.

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Old 07-13-2012, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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A good chunk of that light blue expo line has already been built. However, most of the rest of that plan isn't going to see the light of day for a good long time.
I'd estimate by 2030 over half of those are built. The recently passed transportation bill is most likely going to be a huge boon for 30/10. If (big if) measure R+ gets passed you can expect 30/10 to be a reality, and LA may make a gain on the list, depending on how much other cities' systems expand.

The best part is, quite a few of those lines are already funded so will get built, guaranteed, just a matter of when.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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What makes DC better than Chicago/ Chicago better than DC? They seem pretty close to me.
I won't argue for "better" or "worse".

I will say that in DC you have to have your transit/fare card to enter and exit the station, you only need it to enter the station in Chicago. And DC has carpet in their trains, Chicago does not.
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