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Old 12-24-2008, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Besides New York City, of course. I'd say San Francisco with the cable cars and the BART.

 
Old 12-24-2008, 01:27 AM
 
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The term "best" is subjective. To me, a radical anarcho-capitalist, the best "public" transportation is none at all: I prefer free competition of private (non-governmental) roads, rental vehicles, taxis, buses, etc, etc, etc. Rail transport is an inflexible relic of the 20th century kept alive by government interventionism, especially in the fields of energy production. In a purely free market, we'd probably all be flying around in huge hover-trailers by now! So, to answer your question, I'd have praise for cities with good airports, roads, and taxi companies. I hear a company in Singapore is looking into helicopter buses / taxis, which I think is just awesome!

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Old 12-24-2008, 01:54 AM
 
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the ones i road

i think DC Philly in the south Atlanta and Miami
 
Old 12-24-2008, 02:03 AM
 
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^ Does Texas count as the "South" in your above analysis?
 
Old 12-24-2008, 02:14 AM
 
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^ Does Texas count as the "South" in your above analysis?

well i guess i mean i am going by ridership i mean atlantas rail feels like a subway because it travels unground in many places and it covers all the areas i need to go i know about dart in dallas but its light rail so thats why i didnt pick that one .
 
Old 12-24-2008, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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DC., Boston, Chicago
 
Old 12-24-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Chicago!
 
Old 12-24-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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well i guess i mean i am going by ridership i mean atlantas rail feels like a subway because it travels unground in many places and it covers all the areas i need to go i know about dart in dallas but its light rail so thats why i didnt pick that one .
Houston's and Dallas' mass transit system which involves everything including rail, bus, and more is about the same as Atlanta and Miami. Not to mention that even though it's only light rail, Dallas and Houston are currently expanding it's system while Atlanta and Miami hasn't for years.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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DC and Chicago... the rest of them are kind of lackluster... I have never road Philly so can't say...

SF can't compete with DC/Chicago though... and definitely not ATL or MIAMI (other trans I have gotten around on)

Paris is the best I've ever been on though.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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Originally Posted by Alex Libman View Post
The term "best" is subjective. To me, a radical anarcho-capitalist, the best "public" transportation is none at all: I prefer free competition of private (non-governmental) roads, rental vehicles, taxis, buses, etc, etc, etc. Rail transport is an inflexible relic of the 20th century kept alive by government interventionism, especially in the fields of energy production. In a purely free market, we'd probably all be flying around in huge hover-trailers by now! So, to answer your question, I'd have praise for cities with good airports, roads, and taxi companies. I hear a company in Singapore is looking into helicopter buses / taxis, which I think is just awesome!
I'm guessing the OP meant ease of travel by the general public.

Your post almost reminded me of the tyrades Sheldon, from "The Big Bang theory", goes on when someone asks him a simple question, lol.
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