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Old 11-04-2013, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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a)take your coat off
b)get some exercise
c)turn on a fan
d)all of the above
a) I AM SHIRTLESS INSIDE MY HOUSE DURING THE SUMMER
b) cooling off after workout requires an A/C in the Summer.
c) I set my fan speed to full. 78 F is hot for me in spite of that
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:29 PM
 
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I'm not sure how I think of this. In Chicago, I see all kinds of people taking public transit. Buses and the el
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:08 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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The racial and economic makeup of bus riders depends on where you are. I take the bus to work every day, about 23 miles, and the usual makeup of the riders is 60% white, the rest Asian, with maybe 1-2 Blacks and no Hispanics. There are maybe 4-5 construction workers headed to the highrise development jobsites in Seattle, the rest professionals working in downtown offices. We never get any scary, homeless or poor people. If you look up from your smartphone, you see that virtually everyone else on the bus is on theirs too, or reading on a Kindle or I-Pad.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:09 AM
 
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I am not going to lie, I live in Jacksonville and i refuse to take public transportation not because of black people, but b/c of the homeless and crack heads. I get pestered repeatedly for money every-time, my fiance gets stared at/commented at and it makes her uncomfortable, basically its just a bad experience. Lets be real, no one here wants to go through that day in and day out just to not drive. If other professionals took public trans I would in a heart beat, but at this point its just not worth it. I would rather spend 30 on gas a week to drive then deal with the current "customers" of Jax public transportation.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:14 PM
 
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If this is true you would expect rail ridership to be higher on lines through lily white neighborhoods. Sounds like a lot of poppycock to me.
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Interesting revival of this old thread. So I am a senior citizen who has never driven a car. I have taken public transportation all hours of the day in Chicago, Portland, OR and now Cleveland in these cities. That includes buses and light rail. I never minded taking public transportation.

As far as not wanting to sit next to a black person as this thread title suggests, I am an old white woman who often "integrates" the buses I take because not too many white people ride them where I live. So it just might possibly be the other way around although I have often engaged in conversation with black people as well as white.

Sure the ride isn't always pleasant, the buses are sometimes smelly, people talk loudly on their cell phones and in the summertime the AC doesn't always work. In Portland it was more scary than anyplace else because that's where the nut-jobs and crack-heads often shared the ride. The buses there were the nicest but the people were often the creepiest.

Chicago had the most variety of different types of people at any given time of day. It also had the best routes. Cleveland has the oldest vehicles and least frequent bus and light rail routes.

I also take Greyhound and it's partner Barton bus service. All kinds of people there. I guess it's all about what you're used to.
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