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Old 08-19-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Count my vote for trains, as well. (I also happen to like city buses, which I think of as providing a sightseeing tour thrown in for free. Why transit agencies don't promote this angle is a continual mystery to me).
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Count my vote for trains, as well. (I also happen to like city buses, which I think of as providing a sightseeing tour thrown in for free. Why transit agencies don't promote this angle is a continual mystery to me).
It's not free to ride busses
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:21 PM
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Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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LOL! What's wrong with taking the subway on a date?!
This would make a VERY interesting thread.....
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:07 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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trains. i don't like looking out the window to see if i'm almost there yet. i like knowing exactly how many stops before i need to get off, etc. without even hearing an announcement.

buses don't give me that.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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trains. i don't like looking out the window to see if i'm almost there yet. i like knowing exactly how many stops before i need to get off, etc. without even hearing an announcement.

buses don't give me that.
It's why NYC and much of the rest of the US needs to join the developed world and have audio and visual signaling for the stops. It makes a hell of a difference.
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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Of course the Subway: being undergorund it is isolated from both the elements and city traffic. Buses get stuck in traffic, elevated/ground level trains fall prey to snow, thunderstorms, hurricanes. History of London and Berlin teaches that Subway can be also used as shelter in case of emergencies. No other form of transportation in is more convenient, quicker and dependable than Subway.
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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definitely the L or subway
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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I love taking the train places and WISH that America did not destroy it's rail system. Light rail and street car are pretty cool too.

1. Train
2. Subway
3. Light Rail/Street Cars/Trolley


and far last is the bus. I HATE taking public buses!
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:51 PM
 
Location: In America's Heartland
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Catching the bus works for me. Saves me about 3K a year compared to driving.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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that's light rail. that's what we are building.. I'm in a tie between light rail and heavy rail. I like that with light rail if you don't know the place that well you can always look outside and see where you are at lol
Lol, well you can still do that with heavy rail, look at Chicago EL.
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