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View Poll Results: Which city has the best light rail system?
San Diego, California 20 8.89%
San Francisco, California 41 18.22%
Baltimore, Maryland 16 7.11%
Boston, Massachusetts 51 22.67%
Austin, Texas 2 0.89%
Denver, Colorado 24 10.67%
Dallas, Texas 29 12.89%
Houston, Texas 13 5.78%
Buffalo, New York 3 1.33%
Portland, Oregon 51 22.67%
St. Louis, Missouri 20 8.89%
Salt Lake City, Utah 10 4.44%
New Orleans, Louisiana 3 1.33%
Los Angeles, California 24 10.67%
Minneapolis, Minnesota 15 6.67%
Sacramento, California 8 3.56%
Other 16 7.11%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 225. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-07-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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Why should we have to stop? Dood i dont know if you have noticed but Denver's Metropolitan Light-rail is one of the best in america!
Yeah it's just off the hook. (literally...remember the big derailment last year? lol.)

Five lines all running parallel to each other.

Awesome. Now THAT will take you places!
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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in a few years from now houston will have a pretty cool light rail system. i can't wait for the uptown line. it's going to be amazing!
Has Houston actually started digging and putting down tracks yet on Harrisburg?

I'd place Dallas above Houston.
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Has Houston actually started digging and putting down tracks yet on Harrisburg?
They broke ground on the East End line in June.

Write On METRO : East End Groundbreaking Celebrates Beginning of Light-Rail Line
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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San Diego has a decent one, but not great. It should have stops in other places such as the airport, Sea World, and beach cities. From what I heard Portland, Denver, and Minneapolis have good systems. I also voted San Francisco, since their Muni Lines are very conveniant in addition to BART and CalTrans. As for Los Angeles, I used their subway lines more (Metro Red Line) and not so much the Blue or Green Line.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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I am suprised you do not have Cleveland on this list. We have an awesome transit system that was the first city to have its airport connected to downtown via rapid transit. It also extends out to the suburbs, and its going under hundreds of millions in new lines.

But on the list..... St. Louis.

No Chicago or New York either. And some of the cities on this list don't even have light rail.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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St. Louis has a new light-rail system; which I thought was well designed and pretty comprehensive for the city and immediate suburbs.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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It's not very extensive, yet, though. It would be nice to expand it someday.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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^ Yea it's hard for systems to easily expand through muni's- a huge reason why there is so much trouble getting a subway/rail line from Downtown LA to Santa Monica.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Why is Cleveland not on this list???

The RTA in Cleveland was named "North Americas Best Public Transportation System" in 2007: Newsroom - News & Updates | Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

We have 1 rapid line (Red Line), and 2 light rail lines (Blue and Green Lines): They reach most areas of the East and West sides of the city. All 3 of them go downtown and the rapid also goes directly to the airport. The other 2 lines also go through some Eastside suburbs, and the rapid also goes through East Cleveland. We are also getting another light rail line (Silver Line) that will go straight through Euclid Ave. from downtown to University Circle: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...icial%26sa%3DN

Euclid Corridor (Silver Line): http://euclidtransit.org/home.asp

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Old 08-20-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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How come Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are not on the list? They've had LRT for decades.
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