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Old 07-14-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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That said, London blows all of these cities away.
I'd put Tokyo up with any city.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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What makes DC better than Chicago/ Chicago better than DC? They seem pretty close to me.
I'm the rare Chicago CD poster that rides the bus way more than I ride the rails (though I'm in the majority outside CD). I am amazed by the amount of 24/7 options...the Western bus, the Belmont bus, etc., running every 20 minutes into the wee hours. So don't just get stuck on the Metro vs. the el debate and not include CTA buses.

I like the DC metro, but it doesn't seem like there's much late night service.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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I'm the rare Chicago CD poster that rides the bus way more than I ride the rails (though I'm in the majority outside CD).
LOL funny how that works, doesn't it?

+1 for keepin' it true. With 90% of the LIARS on this forum (pretenders) that lie about everything your post is comforting.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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So while they do certain things really well they have far too many holes. Another perfect example is the MFL subway line with no stop between Broad and 30th street - the current heart of the cbd
The Subway-Surface lines do make stops (or a stop? I forget) between Broad and 30th. True, that would involve an interchange if you were riding the El west from the east side of Broad Street.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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The DC metrorail map will look like this once the silver line extension in Virginia (on the left) is completed. It's currently under construction and part of it will be in service sometime in 2013:



http://homeinloudoun.com/wp-content/...rorail-map.jpg
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I'm the rare Chicago CD poster that rides the bus way more than I ride the rails (though I'm in the majority outside CD). I am amazed by the amount of 24/7 options...the Western bus, the Belmont bus, etc., running every 20 minutes into the wee hours. So don't just get stuck on the Metro vs. the el debate and not include CTA buses.

I like the DC metro, but it doesn't seem like there's much late night service.
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LOL funny how that works, doesn't it?

+1 for keepin' it true. With 90% of the LIARS on this forum (pretenders) that lie about everything your post is comforting.
I can't understand all the bus hate on CD.

I love riding buses. Not as fancy as rail, but hey, it gets me to work a lot quicker than driving.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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I can't understand all the bus hate on CD.

I love riding buses. Not as fancy as rail, but hey, it gets me to work a lot quicker than driving.
No issues with buses here. Some of the bus systems like in LA are just plain better ways to get around. That's all that really matters anyway that you get from one place to the other.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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Underground rail is the holy grail of mass transit though.

That's just how it is everywhere you go.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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The DC metrorail map will look like this once the silver line extension in Virginia (on the left) is completed. It's currently under construction and part of it will be in service sometime in 2013:



http://homeinloudoun.com/wp-content/...rorail-map.jpg
That will in no way impact my life whatsoever, but I'm in favor of more rails.

Btw, anyone read Time Magazine's love letter to the American freight rail industry? I had no idea it had turned itself into the envy of the world (cheaper than anywhere else, carrying a higher percentage of American cargo than European trains carry European cargo, and did this all without forcing tax payers to lay down new lines or build new stations (unlike trucking campaigning for widened highways and barging campaigning for river dredging paid by tax payers). This is very off topic, but I found it interesting.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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I can't understand all the bus hate on CD.

I love riding buses. Not as fancy as rail, but hey, it gets me to work a lot quicker than driving.
I live in the Miami suburbs without a car, so I have to ride the bus and thus despise it. First of all, it took me a while to figure out the secret of getting the bus driver to stop for me (the hand waving is the key). Second, I have to deal with all of the Miami traffic and congestion and have everyone request a stop at every block. I try to make it a point to get off when someone else is coming on or getting off anyway because I'd rather walk one block than inconvenience everyone. It takes me 90 minutes some days to get downtown (what would be a 30 minute drive). When I had easy access to trains in other cities, this was never a problem. I get thrilled when I finally make it downtown because I can jump on the metromover.
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