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Old 08-11-2009, 11:47 PM
 
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Horse drawn streetcar. Low capital costs and green, veeeery green.
Very green? Funny. When automobiles where first introduced they were considered an ecologically friendly transportation alternative as contemporary cities were literally drowning in horse manure, very short of environmental and public health disaster.

Jokes aside, the best is of course underground rail: does not add to street congestion, does not pollute air. All decent world cities have it and nothing better have been invented yet.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:58 PM
 
Location: A Small Metro In Southeastern Virginia Called Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Underground rail is great for huge world cities, but heavy rail only works in nyc and d.c. The rest of the american cities with subways are ineffective.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:12 AM
 
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Commuter Rail by far, I hate the Subway, in NYC its so crowded the trains are old, bummy, dirty, slow and shake more violently compared to the Commuter Rail (Long Island Railroad), I haven't taken the Subway in over 3 years. I mostly take the bus and 80% of the buses I take are old, trashy and dirty some even have holes in them, the other 20% are new low floor buses, which are always clean and they function properly.


I do like DC's subway though.
Have you seen the latest subway cars and buses.

These are mostly clean.



I see the new buses more often now. Maybe because im in Manhattan.



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Old 08-12-2009, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Have you seen the latest subway cars and buses.

These are mostly clean.



I see the new buses more often now. Maybe because im in Manhattan.


I have seen those new buses pass by me sometimes, they don't run on the bus routes (Q85 & Q44) I take.

Only these



And occasionally these will pop up on the Q44, the clean ones.



As for the subway I have never seen a subway car like that in my life, then again I haven't been in the subway for about 3 years.

The E train only had these the last time I rode it.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:39 AM
 
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I have seen those new buses pass by me sometimes, they don't run on the bus routes (Q85 & Q44) I take.

Only these



And occasionally these will pop up on the Q44, the clean ones.



As for the subway I have never seen a subway car like that in my life, then again I haven't been in the subway for about 3 years.

The E train only had these the last time I rode it.
Well your in Luck. Its on the E train now.

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Old 08-12-2009, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Well your in Luck. Its on the E train now.
Whoa that is beautiful, it looks generations ahead of those old subway cars. I hope those new buses pop up on the bus routes I take, they look nice as well.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/Designline_Olymbus_no_number.jpg (broken link)

Maybe even these new buses the MTA are getting.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Spain
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Subways are the most romantic for sure. I wish all cities had them.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:58 AM
 
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Whoa that is beautiful, it looks generations ahead of those old subway cars. I hope those new buses pop up on the bus routes I take, they look nice as well.



Maybe even these new buses the MTA are getting.
Yep and they are much smoother and on the inside of your train

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One of the major changes and highlights of the new cars is the addition of the electronic "FIND" (Flexible Information and Notice Display), which includes an LCD screen displaying the route, route information and advertisements, and a tri-color (red, yellow, green) LED strip map which displays the next ten stations, plus five consecutive "further stations" to riders. There are three of these in every car. The display updates the stations at every stop, also giving the number of stops to each station listed,
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Have you seen the latest subway cars and buses.

These are mostly clean.



I see the new buses more often now. Maybe because im in Manhattan.


NYC has the best form of mass transit, great pictures by the way.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Tuk tuks and rickshaws are the only way to travel!



http://www.enviu.org/newsletters/oct07/60.jpg (broken link)



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