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Old 03-28-2015, 06:22 PM
 
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Even here in NYC, many people don't enjoy their public transit commutes. It's just that using a car to get to work is difficult, and very expensive.

But taking the subway can really be annoying. Peaceful rides can be interrupted by people playing music, loud talking and yelling, homeless begging for money, etc. The smells aren't so lovely either, with people who eat their meals on the go and homeless people who stink up the trains. Ghetto folk can be a nuisance as well, especially teenagers. The train I was on a few weeks ago had to wait a the station for 15 min because these teenagers were fighting and messing around.
The subways are overcrowded here, the signals and technology are decades behind the times, and the whole system is very dirty. New York isn't Tokyo. Same with other American cities.
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:09 PM
 
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Even here in NYC, many people don't enjoy their public transit commutes. It's just that using a car to get to work is difficult, and very expensive.

But taking the subway can really be annoying. Peaceful rides can be interrupted by people playing music, loud talking and yelling, homeless begging for money, etc. The smells aren't so lovely either, with people who eat their meals on the go and homeless people who stink up the trains. Ghetto folk can be a nuisance as well, especially teenagers. The train I was on a few weeks ago had to wait a the station for 15 min because these teenagers were fighting and messing around.
The subways are overcrowded here, the signals and technology are decades behind the times, and the whole system is very dirty. New York isn't Tokyo. Same with other American cities.
Those are all valid points and describe aspects of public transportation that I found annoying and unpleasant when I used Boston's system. Of course driving into Boston was unpleasant as well. The solution I found was to extricate myself from both living and working arrangements in or near Boston.
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