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Old 08-25-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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For all interested there is an article on greenvilleonline.com which is speaking on funding for the transit system. They seem pretty serious about improving our options. This is one of our weakest links that once its fixed we can better connect our communities.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:36 PM
 
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I hope Greenville county follows through with its planning - The GSP area could be one of the nicest places in the country to live.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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For all interested there is an article on greenvilleonline.com which is speaking on funding for the transit system. They seem pretty serious about improving our options. This is one of our weakest links that once its fixed we can better connect our communities.
Serious? LOL. When was the last time Greenville COUNTY got serious about anything? They're too busy arguing with Tony Trout. Let's face it. Our transit system sucks and everybody knows it. The city had to bail out the county once again.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I hope Greenville county follows through with its planning - The GSP area could be one of the nicest places in the country to live.
Planning? Have you been on Woodruff Road before? Talk about great planning.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:38 PM
 
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I hope Greenville county follows through with its planning - The GSP area could be one of the nicest places in the country to live.
Maybe the buildings, etc. will be nice but the mass transit I've been on was not exactly the the friendliest place I've ever been.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Serious? LOL. When was the last time Greenville COUNTY got serious about anything? They're too busy arguing with Tony Trout. Let's face it. Our transit system sucks and everybody knows it. The city had to bail out the county once again.
Who is Tony Trout? Is he related to Tony the Tiger? Face it, transit problems are common, especially in the south. Until gas becomes completely unaffordable or traffic unbearable will the will be there to solve transit problems?
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Who is Tony Trout? Is he related to Tony the Tiger? Face it, transit problems are common, especially in the south. Until gas becomes completely unaffordable or traffic unbearable will the will be there to solve transit problems?
This idiot: Tony Trout asks for damages in council confrontation | GreenvilleOnline.com | The Greenville News
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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Greenville just isn't built to accommodate a truly functional mass transit system. I'm not saying anything bad about the city, it's just that the design nor the population don't lend themselves well to mass transit. The area is too "car" based right now for it to work.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:02 AM
 
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Greenville just isn't built to accommodate a truly functional mass transit system. I'm not saying anything bad about the city, it's just that the design nor the population don't lend themselves well to mass transit. The area is too "car" based right now for it to work.
Yes, but is that because the mass transit is so lacking? If the bus system was better and I was guaranteed to be able to hop on a bus every 15 minutes at a stop I would ride it. I really enjoyed being able to use buses in Ottawa when my friends and I were up there. It was easy, the buses were nice, and all kinds of people used them. It wasn't just those with no car, no money, homeless, poor, etc. I was always comfortable on the buses no matter the time of day.

I think there are plenty of people here who would gladly ride a bus over taking their car. Save some gas and money and leave the driving to someone else? I'm all for that. You're right though...until the transit becomes mass transit, most of us will continue to rely on our own car. Nobody wants to be stuck at a bus stop for an hour or more waiting in the heat, rain, cold, etc. The day they add 20 more buses (or anything), more stops, and shorter wait times though, I'll be there!
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Greenville just isn't built to accommodate a truly functional mass transit system. I'm not saying anything bad about the city, it's just that the design nor the population don't lend themselves well to mass transit. The area is too "car" based right now for it to work.
You want to talk about population. Ok, let's talk about population then. Clemson has a lot less people than Greenville County and they have a great transit system that is FREE to ride. What do you say to that?
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