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Old 04-24-2016, 12:02 PM
 
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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If you're from NYC, I'm sure that nothing here would compare to what your used to, on a bad day there. Nashville or Memphis would probably be the top areas.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:04 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Not unless Memphis has improved a hundredfold since I left. Check it thoroughly, MATA used to be next to useless
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:37 PM
 
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or does it?

None of the above. Public transportation here is a joke.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, OH formerly S**tcago, IL
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Here is a really good resource to compare different areas. Say what you will about big cities like NYC, LA or S***cago, but all have good transit infrastructures. The complaints about worsening traffic in Nashville point out the need for good solutions. Best way to keep roads clear is to get people out of their cars and on rail or buses.
Transit Metrics | AllTransit - Transit Connectivity and Job Access
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Tennessee's infrastructure most closely resembles that of other smaller, Southern states which developed post-automobile boom and with low tax burdens. DOT doesn't have the resources to pass through to municipalities or MPOs. Citizens prefer the approach of paying for transit independently, on the front end. Transit generally serves only the poorest of citizens, and does a generally poor job. Not sure whose transit system is most functional - definitely not Memphis.
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:18 AM
 
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You could live in Knoxville near one of the main bus lines and have service until midnight. Your best choice is to chose a neighborhood where you can bike where you want to go. It is possible to load a bike on the bus as well.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:38 PM
 
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Default Here's an an idea

Improbably, Nashville has a daily commuter rail line that runs due east from downtown to the outer suburbs. If you can manage to live and work at either end of it, that would be great. Certainly it's something you won't see elsewhere in the South, outside NC.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:59 AM
 
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Tennessee has pretty bad public transportation. However, in Nashville, they're proposing a 6 billion transit plan that includes light rail. Should of did this 10 years ago, but better now then ever.
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Old 10-11-2016, 09:05 PM
 
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I know this post is a little older but to be honest..the transportation sucks. Im from the san fransisco bay area, CA area but has lived in the memphis area for quite a long time now. You're pretty much screwed if you dont have a car. I see buses but they are nothing on how goof the bay area bus system was over there so im quite sure NYC is way better.
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