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Old 05-20-2014, 06:28 PM
 
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What cities would you say have the best transit in the country? It seems like aside from New York, Boston and maybe a couple others most cities have abysmal to adequate at best transport. Even cities that are constantly cited as having "Great transit" like Portland are in actuality just OK.

With that said I find Los Angeles a bit underrated in this regard. Its transit system is hardly great, but it's good enough that I was able to get around Hollywood, Santa Monica etc when I went there.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:51 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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Even cities that are constantly cited as having "Great transit" like Portland are in actuality just OK.
Well Portland obviously isn't in the ranks of Boston or DC in terms of transit. What makes Portland's transit great is its remarkably expansive coverage for a medium sized metro of just over 2 million. That paired up with many walkable areas and a nice downtown I think it does well above average for a city of its size and stature.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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NYC, Chi, DC, Boston, SF, Philly, LA...then most of the rest.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:58 PM
 
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This is a other topic beat to death...

NYC
Chicago
LA
San Francisco
Seattle
Dallas
Atlanta
Philadelphia
DC

Yada yada
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:58 PM
 
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There is literally like over a dozen threads on this already.

Doesn't repetitive threads ever end on city vs. city?
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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Well Portland obviously isn't in the ranks of Boston or DC in terms of transit. What makes Portland's transit great is its remarkably expansive coverage for a medium sized metro of just over 2 million. That paired up with many walkable areas and a nice downtown I think it does well above average for a city of its size and stature.
2 million is pretty large though. I think Portland gets its reputation from the MAX light rail, which is a money waster and very slow.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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There is literally like over a dozen threads on this already.

Doesn't repetitive threads ever end on city vs. city?
Nope.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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There is literally like over a dozen threads on this already.

Doesn't repetitive threads ever end on city vs. city?
Welcome to the...........Twilight Zone!
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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2 million is pretty large though. I think Portland gets its reputation from the MAX light rail, which is a money waster and very slow.
Slow yes, I'd agree it does an annoying block to block crawl through downtown, but with the street cars and MAX service getting into the city easy and efficient. Money waster is just an opinion, I'm pretty sure Portland is a better and more prosperous city due to its infrastructure in place.

Let's compare its peer metro areas say between 2 and 2.5 million. In this tier level, I'd put it at the top.

Columbus
Las Vegas
Kansas City
Cleveland
Cincinnati
Sacramento
Orlando
San Antonio
Portland
Charlotte
Pittsburgh

But yeah, I do have to agree the choo choo crawl through downtown takes it down a few notches. But I digress. Back on topic, Portland is not in the top 10. I'll give you that.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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This is a other topic beat to death...

NYC
Chicago
LA
San Francisco
Seattle
Dallas
Atlanta
Philadelphia
DC

Yada yada
Take Dallas out. It is not in the top 10. It's getting better but it's not up there with Philly or even Atlanta much less DC or Chicago.
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