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Old 01-23-2012, 04:34 PM
Location: Dallas, TX
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I'm with BstYet2Be on this one... I mean, if for NO OTHER REASON than to make sure the system is as financially self-sufficient as possible and justifies the investment made, they should be jealously guarding revenue that they are due.
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:38 PM
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Originally Posted by BigT3x View Post

Your reasoning is completely arbitrary and illogical. What is the difference if you die from a drunk driver slamming into you or die from getting shot on a DART train? You're dead either way. The only difference is that death is much, much more likely in the car vs. the bus/train.

And I continue to be mystified by you people not understanding how it isn't cost effective to install turnstiles on DART. Turnstiles do NOT stop determined fare evaders and you have to have transit police to provide security anyway. Turnstiles are a huge added expense with zero benefit.
Originally Posted by verybadgnome View Post
Yes, accidents do happen but most of them are not acts of God but are rather due to human error, i.e. not following the rules of the road in this case. Here is something that will blow your mind: the bullet train in Japan has had a single fatality in over 30 years of service. Hell, IH-35 can tally a fatality or two any given weekend so no cars are a much more dangerous mode of transportation statistically when compared to either buses or trains.
Wow, it's seriously interesting how you both keyed off the first paragraph addressed to another poster... and not what my post was about... Dart Rail safety, period.

Never was I attempting to, nor did I, make it about travelling in an auto vs. riding Dart. That was obviously your argument, not mine. My one and only concern is the safety of public transportation, in this case, Dart Rail, no more and no less than I expect any type public transportation be for the public.

Call it what you like, I stand by my original assessment -- I simply believe we have a whole lot more choices than the two negatives you've indicated -- dying in a car or being shot on a train.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:37 PM
Location: East Dallas
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I wish DART would make it easier to buy tickets when you don't have a pass.
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