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Old 08-05-2008, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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The MTA is already $24 BILLION in debt. Do not encourage them. The bus is fine to LGA and if you have $20 take a cab. I have taken a cab from Harlem to LGA and it is only $20 with tolls and it took exactly 12 minutes from 125 and 5th ave.
wow.. it costs way more than that here, and i live next to the airport! I always take the bus though.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:43 AM
 
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if you are a fan of trains that go into airports, when i get off the plane in Atlanta I'm going right into their MARTA subway which has a station right in the airport
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Oh yea, I've been to Atlanta before.. the MARTA doesn't extend too far though which has been the problem around there.. you still need a car if you live too far out in the suburbs. Personally, I'm a fan of Chicago's CTA trains.. they go right from the airport, and it's basically just like our subway system, just not as extensive, mainly due to the fact that their city isn't as big as ours.

Speaking of trains, I love the mini-train that takes you from gate-to-gate in the Atlanta-Hartsfield airport! You really appreciate it if you've walked down that path before.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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I'm going to N Springs(end of line) which is 24 miles and takes 47 minutes. A 24 mile ride on the NY subway would take twice that time. I have to buy a "Breeze ticket" which is for visitors and those who won't be using the trains too much

I've never been to Hartsfield before and haven't flown since 1978 so it will be almost like a new experience
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Lucky.. I had to go somewhere in Woodstock that wasn't serviced by train at all, and that cab ride wasn't exactly cost efficient!
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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Woodstock??!! That's where my folks live and that's where I'm going! I called the N Springs cab co and they quoted be something like $30 from N Springs which is 18 miles. I would do this only if I couldn't get a ride
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Wow.. what are the chances! I guess I probably could've done that, but it was a very sudden visit, and I had no idea about any cab companies, etc. so I just decided to grab a cab from the airport. Never again! I know you're going there for your dad, but if you happen to pass a Steak & Shake.. go grab a shake! I've never had a shake as delicious as those mint chocolate ones!
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:27 PM
 
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The airport car svce told me at least $75 from the airport to Woodstock. So that's out which is why I'm doing MARTA to N Springs

As for shakes, I can't do it as I have to watch my cal's but I love Caribou coffee!!
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Here's another little secret about the MTA and exactly how much debt they're in: they usually begin crying poverty about a year before the TWU contract is up for renegotiation. It's coming up in January. Therefore, expect nothing but a continual barrage of media reportage about the MTA's debt. You can spot it with the key preceding phrase, "cash-strapped MTA." The day after the contract is signed, watch them find money they insisted they didn't have.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:48 PM
 
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Sorry to hear your father is ill. My dad's wife gets car sick so they always take the bus to the airport. They swear by it, though I personally hate public transportation and would feel much less stressed having H drive me, or failing that, taking a cab. Luckily nowadays I always get a ride there and picked up. Good luck on the trip and try to relax, everything will be fine!
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