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Old 05-08-2014, 03:15 PM
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Noticed I didn't say that it was the worst.
Except that what the thread topic is. Why do people keep talking about ones that aren't the worst on this thread?
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Why are we still only talking about rail?


There are other public transportation options.

This forum is just so obsessed with rail.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Why are we still only talking about rail?


There are other public transportation options.

This forum is just so obsessed with rail.
Whether you like it or not, rail is an important factor when it comes to comparing transportation between cities. Pretty much every major city has bus service.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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No, you just aren't aware of how the system works.

There are two MARTA lines that feed in to the Airport. The last Gold line train leaves the Airport station at 1:18 am. You might have been confused by how the Red Line only runs service from Lindbergh north to North Springs from 9pm to 130 am. The Red and Gold lines share all the stations between Lindbergh and Airport during the day, after 9, people wanting to take the Red Line just need to take a Gold line train to Lindbergh and transfer.
I definitely see now. I was wrong! I can't believe my coworkers didn't explain that to me.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:08 PM
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Whether you like it or not, rail is an important factor when it comes to comparing transportation between cities. Pretty much every major city has bus service.
Some have far more useful bus service than others. Coverage and frequency-wise, for example.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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A British friend who visited Nashville thought the lack of sidewalks in the city itself not in a low density suburban area suggested poverty (it was in a poor area).
Seems to be a Southern thing. I don't understand why neighborhoods are built without sidewalks. This is evident in Houston in many poor areas as well.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:38 PM
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Seems to be a Southern thing. I don't understand why neighborhoods are built without sidewalks. This is evident in Houston in many poor areas as well.
It's common in the Northeast in outer suburbs, especially on small residential streets.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Noticed I didn't say that it was the worst.

From my experience working out of that market rail service stops servicing the airport before 10pm.

There seems to be a larger gap between trains now vs 10 years ago. Waiting for a train from downtown for 15min. At 8pm isn't good service.

For hrt, it's barely mediocre. Definitely not world class. But definitely better than some.
The fact that there is HRT means that Atlanta is instantly out of the conversation for this thread. Yeah it might not be great but there are lots of cities over 1 million without any rail and infrequent / poor coverage bus service.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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It's common in the Northeast in outer suburbs, especially on small residential streets.
There are some neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley that lack sidewalks. Here, it is not that they are poor neighborhoods but that when they were built they were intended to have a rural / ranch aesthetic.

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Interestingly, some of the sprawliest suburbs of Southern California have decent sized sidewalks and tons of bike lanes. It is kind of ironic considering the most urban parts of Southern CA often have such a hard time getting them retrofitted into the infrastructure.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:05 PM
 
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Atlanta service is improving this month. I know the transit agency is doing much better now than it was a couple of years back and it's seriously on the up and up again.
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