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Old 03-08-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I agree about Philadelphia actually. It has commuter rail, heavy rail, and light rail.
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Agreed.

I'm disappointed in the trains that METRO is deciding to use for these new lines. They should have stick to the ones we have on the Red Line. It's not like they can't upgrade them though, so it's not the end of the world. The new trains also hold more people. That, and commuter rail is coming online. Heavy rail can wait for now, though it'd definitely work Inside the Loop (maybe even Inside the Beltway).
Where can I see a pic of the new trains?
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Write On METRO : New Trains to be Nation's First Low-Floor Model
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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Houston: most under-rated city in U.S.?
Underrated in terms of what?
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Thanks Spade
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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I don't think so.
Yeah. Atlanta belongs with Miami, San Antonio, and Charlotte.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Yeah. Atlanta belongs with Miami, San Antonio, and Charlotte.
I see what you did there.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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Houston dallas Denver portland are a step behind Atlanta Philadelphia
Agreed.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:59 PM
 
Location: At the center of the universe!
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Only NYC and San Francisco? Other American cities where public transportation doesn't "suck": Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, L.A., and undoubtedly others that I'm not as familiar with.

The perception that public transit is only for poor people who can't afford a car is THE REASON for the attitudes toward expansion and funding in the U.S. Fortunately, more and more people are learning that public transit benefits the entire public - not just one particular group.

I'm sure that in all of the cities I mentioned there are thousands of regular/daily transit users who are not poor.
I would definitely use it if it was a good system. In the area I live in there's a park and ride that goes to downtown. One time I had to go downtown everyday for a week and a half and it was much nicer than driving. I took the bus everyday and just relaxed on the bus. It beats the heck out of yelling at the other drivers.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: At the center of the universe!
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So does DC and Boston.

NYC, DC, San Fran, Chicago, and Boston (in this order, in my opinion), have the best transit systems in America. LA is good, too. Other cities that are a step below the ones I mentioned (Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Portland) have respectable systems.



You sure you read it right? There is going to be a Houston-Galveston commuter rail line in the next few years that will have a stop in Clear Lake.
Yeah I'm pretty sure I read it right. It was 5 or 6 years back to vote on whether we wanted to extend light rail or not. I voted for it. I've never heard of the Galveston-Houston commuter line. This must be some recent development that I didn't hear about. Right now we have the Bay Area Park and Ride which is good if you're going to downtown.
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