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Old 08-14-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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Default DC metro beats Chicago

in train ridership......DC is second to NYC...and with more expansion coming in...no other metro rail would come close
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:25 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Wow. Thats fantastic. All hail DC!
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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wow, DC is underrated!
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Location Location
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DC has more crack/cocaine sells too ...I hear that's not going down anytime soon
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Is this a copycat thread from the one I started yesterday?
or maybe it's another poster rightfully putting DC back on the map here!
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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in train ridership......DC is second to NYC...and with more expansion coming in...
no time soon, seeing how Bush's FTA wants to find all of the reasons in the world not to fund Metro in a region that desperately needs more competent mass transit. and by that I DON"t mean some "HOT" lane or bus-rapid transit that won't alleviate traffic nor spur economic growth.

Maybe if the DC area was populated w/ more neo-con hicks, we would've probably had funding out the a** by now.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL and smalltown Ohio
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I think every major city in the U.S. needs a decent mass transit system on par with NYC, Boston, and Chicago. One of the things that impressed me most about Germany when I was station there was they had an excellent mass transit infrastructure in all their major cities and towns.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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yesss, chicago takes another loss

DC wins
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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I wonder if this news has anything to do with the fact that it's much easier to get around Chicago in a car than it is in DC.

A lot of people ride public transit because the HAVE to, not because it's fun or neat.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:49 PM
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Upside of mass transit...takes a lot of people who can't drive competently off the freeways/roads, making commutes safer/faster for those who prefer to drive

And for "diversity" seekers, mass transit increases one's odds of being mugged/assaulted by various economically "diverse" people who frequent mass transit....
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