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Old 04-05-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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Not surprised to see Philly make this list. Their editor could have spell-checked "Manayunk", though. The article acknowledges the criticism people have about SEPTA which may be one reason why Philadelphia doesn't rank even higher.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Philly
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interesting point about mbta having more riders
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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The Old City. Hehe.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, PA
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I can get to the NE fairly easy if I need to from. Heck, I can get to all of the counties in the Main Line on the bus if I had to!
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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interesting point about mbta having more riders
The thing about Boston is that all of its transportation falls under one transit system. So all of its transit ridership gets counted under one united system. Philadelphia on the other hand is made up of multiple transit systems that include SEPTA, NJT, and DART. So its numbers aren't going to be as high as other cities that have mainly one transit system for the region.
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Good for Philly! Clearly SEPTA has room for improvement, but I think many take for granted that is does have a pretty impressive core system, especially in the context of the US.

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The thing about Boston is that all of its transportation falls under one transit system. So all of its transit ridership gets counted under one united system. Philadelphia on the other hand is made up of multiple transit systems that include SEPTA, NJT, and DART. So its numbers aren't going to be as high as other cities that have mainly one transit system for the region.
I think Boston is actually fairly unique in that regard. Philadelphia is not alone as far as multiple transit agencies are concerned -- New York, Chicago, SF and DC all have to contend with multiple public transit bodies at the regional level.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Philly
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The thing about Boston is that all of its transportation falls under one transit system. So all of its transit ridership gets counted under one united system. Philadelphia on the other hand is made up of multiple transit systems that include SEPTA, NJT, and DART. So its numbers aren't going to be as high as other cities that have mainly one transit system for the region.
an excellent point regarding boston even if it isnt unique to philly and most other old cities have similar setups. out in pittsburgh its only one county! in that sense boston is more like the newer parts of the country though mbta operates into rhode island under contract from ridot just like with septa and deldot.
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