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Old 05-11-2011, 06:42 PM
Location: Lakewood OH
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Originally Posted by scottykick View Post
I have not been to Portland yet, but plan on relocating once all my ducks are in a row, but to answer one of your questions, from my research and how many articles are online raving about it, the Portland transit system is one of the best in the world and from what I have read about how it runs, it compares very favorably and in some ways is better then the NYC MTA system, only down side is that it is not a 24/7 service...but then again very few cities with large mass transit systems keep it going 24/7. I beleive it shuts down at 12:30...

I did read that they kind of have an almost "honor system" about paying fares, as people sometimes just flash an old expired ticket when boarding.

but until you experience anything for yourself, other peoples opinions can only take you so far....but at least they give you a general idea of what to expect.

I'm a big Oldsmobile guy myself, my Brother had an old silver Cutlass with a t-roof, great car. so you get points there in my book. while your at it, make sure to eat a burger out of the old styrofoam containers...lol
This may work on the MAX or streetcar but bus drivers are very vigilant in checking someone's ticket or pass.

Comparing the public transportation system to NYC is apples and oranges.

If you live in the right neighborhood, the bus or light rail commute to downtown during the rush hour is excellent. But bus service is forever being cut back and if you have a wish to depend upon the service for either that or light rail (which is increasing) to get around without a car you have to plan to live on a major bus/light rail line.

There are very few cross-town buses and the majority all lead to downtown which make commuting to downtown great but getting anywhere else; not so much.

Keep the Olds.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:55 PM
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
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That is one homely looking woman! I wonder hairy her legs are?
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:58 PM
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
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Well okay, someone else obviously made it up...but I just mean, well, man some nights the Internet really amazes me (in an awesome way).

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That was hilarious! I can't wait to show my boyfriend. I might try that recipe. I will be sure to substitute the tofu with beef!

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