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View Poll Results: Which city has the best light rail/subway/train system in U.S. for public transportation?
NYC 47 64.38%
LA 1 1.37%
Dallas (DFW) 11 15.07%
Chicago 14 19.18%
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:38 PM
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LOL at the choices for this poll. NYC and D.C. are the only subway/commuter rail systems that have over 1 million rider's a day. They are the two best systems in the country. D.C.'s metro is the fastest system in the country with trains traveling up to 80 mph.
I think Boston's is quite good for the size of the city, especially if you add in the light rail. DC's system goes far out into the suburbs, while Boston uses commuter rail mostly for its suburbs. Excluding light rail, Boston's system is about half the ridership of Washington.

And why is LA and Dallas' system on the list? Dallas doesn't even have a subway system. And LA has essentially one line, though its one line isn't bad.

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:20 PM
 
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I think Boston's is quite good for the size of the city, especially if you add in the light rail. DC's system goes far out into the suburbs, while Boston uses commuter rail mostly for its suburbs. Excluding light rail, Boston's system is about half the ridership of Washington.

And why is LA and Dallas' system on the list? Dallas doesn't even have a subway system. And LA has essentially one line, though its one line isn't bad.
NYC, DC, Chi, Bos, Phi in that order according to anybody who knows anything about rail transit. I don't know why the list has those other cities as options.

NYC's subway and suburban commuter rail and D.C.'s Metro and suburban commuter rail are the only systems in the country that have over 1 million plus ridership. Chicago would be next followed by Boston which actually is right on Chicago's heals. When D.C.'s silver line opens in 2013, D.C. will pull even farther away. When the 37 mile streetcar network under construction is done, and the purple line connecting 4 outer legs of metro together is done, D.C. will be light years ahead of everybody but NYC.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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And why is LA and Dallas' system on the list? Dallas doesn't even have a subway system. And LA has essentially one line, though its one line isn't bad.
Los Angeles has four rail lines, counting red and purple as a single line. Only the red/purple is fully a subway, and only that line is heavy rail, but the poll and topic included more than just subways.
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