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Old 07-01-2017, 11:03 AM
 
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How would you rank each of the cities below in their respective transportation endeavors?
- Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando and Phoenix.
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Old 07-01-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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How would you rank each of the cities below in their respective transportation endeavors?
- Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando and Phoenix.
With the exception of Los Angeles, on a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being the best and 1 being the worst, I'd give half a 1 and the other half a 2.

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Old 07-01-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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LA
Atlanta - Dallas (tie)
Miami
Houston
N.O.
Phoenix
Orlando
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Old 07-01-2017, 12:34 PM
 
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In that crowd, LA is doing more than the rest combined given its gigantic and fast rail expansion, including actual subways vs. the on-street focus of some cities.

Some are still building highways to create sprawl apparently.
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Old 07-01-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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In that crowd, LA is doing more than the rest combined given its gigantic and fast rail expansion, including actual subways vs. the on-street focus of some cities.

Some are still building highways to create sprawl apparently.
Yeah. Not really a fair comparison. LA may have been a typical Sun Belt city in the 60's, but it's gotten much denser since then. Other than Miami, the rest of these places have a population density between 2,000-4,000/sq mile. LA and Miami are 2-4x as dense as the rest of these cities.
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I cant rank since I dont know what the other cities are doing.

For Los Angeles County - not just LA city. There is a 2cent total sales tax for most of LA County for transportation projects. Transit projects includes rail, road, highway, urban rapid transit, bikelanes, sidewalks. For building and maintaining and replacing. Also keeps fares low for seniors and students. With a population of 10 million in LA County and somewhat wealthy percentage of residents and huge visitor/tourists, the money generated yearly allows to do bigger things and done faster timeline. Downside is that because LA County is so huge and sprawled, that it is quite a lot of money to do so many projects to get everyone something they are paying into. Sometimes it isnt the best planning but it is the more fair way.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Yeah. Not really a fair comparison. LA may have been a typical Sun Belt city in the 60's, but it's gotten much denser since then. Other than Miami, the rest of these places have a population density between 2,000-4,000/sq mile. LA and Miami are 2-4x as dense as the rest of these cities.
Miami is dense true but it is still car centric.
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:14 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Miami is dense true but it is still car centric.
And LA isn't? Please......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V434...Cj-ISbOUcI8YqZ
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Why post that video. And I was only talking about Miami.
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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How would you rank each of the cities below in their respective transportation endeavors?
- Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando and Phoenix.
1) Are you including all modes of transportation?

2) And when you say endeavors do you mean the current state of their infrastructure, or what is planned and proposed for the future?
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