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Old 01-13-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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Well said marilyn, nevermind the oil changes, repairs, and parking in many cases. Mass transit here is a steal.
Thanks SobroGuy. I forgot about that.

In LA, it cost $5.00 for an all day Metro Pass. $17 for a weekly pass. Yes, it's cheaper than NYC, but you literally get what you pay for in LA.

Here's what $17 gets you:

1) The trains stop running at 12:30 am.

2) If you live in the Valley (San Fernando), the buses stop running at about 11:00 pm.

2) If you live in the city of LA, SOME buses run all night, others stop at about midnight. After 9:00, many buses start coming once an hour.

3) There are 6 subway lines - Red, Blue (the MOST GHETTO), Green, Gold, the Purple and Orange lines are really BUS LINES masquerading as trains. LA just created these lines about two years.

I can't say enough HOW AWFUL public transportation is here. I advise anyone who's planning on moving to LA without a car to live WITHIN CITY LIMITS, because the bus service has improved greatly in this area.

Appreciate NY's subway/bus system. Other than England, there is NOTHING like it anywhere else in the world for the amount of money you pay. Believe that.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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$270 a month on transportation a problem??? Picture having a car payment IN ADDITION to paying mandatory car insurance, PLUS gas.
Picture paying $1000+ to live in a tiny, roach infested apartment in the ghetto, next to the crack den, on a street where reggaeton blasts at 3 am. That's how a lot of NYC'ers live.

But hey, the subway is available 24/7 and you only have to pay a couple dollars to ride it 1.5 hours to your minimum wage job in "the city".
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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I can't say enough HOW AWFUL public transportation is here. I advise anyone who's planning on moving to LA without a car to live WITHIN CITY LIMITS, because the bus service has improved greatly in this area.
Public transportation is awful on purpose.

It keeps the ghetto people in one place and away from large swaths of nice, shiny places like Beverly Hills.

Public transportation enables ghetto folk to swarm Manhattan to deposit their gum, McDonald's wrappers, ill-mannered teens, and Cheetos bags.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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AceRock...I live in Mott Haven, so lets be real about what's happening in "these ghettos" that you speak of. The people who live in the tiny, $1,000 month roach infested apts in the ghetto, next to the crack dens, on a street where reggaeton is blasted at 3am are LUCKY TO BE THERE. They typically are not paying $1,000 month, they are paying $100 a month, with Section 8 and a host of other government programs paying the difference. There are 3 generations of them living there, none of which work or graduated school...and they are outside enjoying the reggaeton party. What is their alternative? They CHOOSE not to go to school, or take ANY kind of work...so they live VERY WELL considering it's FREE and NOTHING is expected of them or the kids they have. They are a CHEAP train ride away from EVERY EDUCATIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY this country has, and have the OPPORTUNITY to be a cheap train ride away from the BEST cultural events and social elite....where else can you get that for $2.00 24/7? AceRock...if that is how you feel about public transportation, I assume you don't take it ever?
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: LAS, OKC
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L.A. county is BORING without a car. So Cal is just too spacious to have public transit run on 4 thousand square miles of land. remember, NYC only has 3 hundred square miles, very compact = public transit is a must.

Oh yeah, that doesnt even include Mod cut: languageOrange County, CA.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: LAS, OKC
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when WILL the bus fare hit 2.50?
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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when WILL the bus fare hit 2.50?
Ask your friendly local representative up in Albany. Our wonderful state legislature--yes, the very same legislature that has been using New York City as its personal cash cow for the last 300 years--will have the final say. Always remember that MTA is a state agency, and whatever it does or doesn't do, the decisions come down from Albany.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: LAS, OKC
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Are the subway fares going from 2.00 to 2.50 also?
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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just think if you drove what it would cost.....
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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L.A. county is BORING without a car. So Cal is just too spacious to have public transit run on 4 thousand square miles of land. remember, NYC only has 3 hundred square miles, very compact = public transit is a must.

Oh yeah, that doesnt even include Mod cut: languageOrange County, CA.
This no excuse.

LA likes to brand itself a METROPOLIS. Well, most "metropolises" have great public transportation. Of course, none or on the level of NYC, but most do get you from point A to point D in record time.
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