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Old 06-11-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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For someone who can't drive (physical limitations) and knowing Tampa may offer different levels of access to different parts of the area, in general: "How difficult will it be for them to get around using public transportation? For example, getting to grocery stores, entertainment, etc."
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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For someone who can't drive (physical limitations) and knowing Tampa may offer different levels of access to different parts of the area, in general: "How difficult will it be for them to get around using public transportation? For example, getting to grocery stores, entertainment, etc."
very difficult, unless you live in the ghetto or south tampa there are not a whole lot of bus stops and there really isnt any other form of public transit here to work with. I have tried multiple times to take a bus/bike instead of commuting to work from 4 different locations around town and didnt have any luck at all
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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Just wait for Rick Scott to cut from public transit and it'll be even harder!
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:12 AM
 
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Even if there is a bus (which i doubt)going to where you would need to go waiting for any amount of time at a bus stop in these hot and humid conditions wont be much fun and for some could actually be life threatening.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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Just wait for Rick Scott to cut from public transit and it'll be even harder!
I hope he cuts it completely. Its a waste, the only people riding on it are living off of our tax dollar anyways. Try to find a route from where you live to where you work (assuming your not in the projects). IF you can find a route, it will take 4-5x's as long to get there as driving..
I think fl (tampa in paticular) has the worst public tranist I have ever seen.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:21 AM
 
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It's not so bad. I haven't owned a car here in over four years. It"s not the best and can get a little frustrating at times, but if you plan well (including where you live), you can do fine.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:21 AM
 
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I hope he cuts it completely. Its a waste, the only people riding on it are living off of our tax dollar anyways. Try to find a route from where you live to where you work (assuming your not in the projects). IF you can find a route, it will take 4-5x's as long to get there as driving..
I think fl (tampa in paticular) has the worst public tranist I have ever
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So all people using public transit are living off some one elses tax dollar,wow thats a stretch,when was the last time you got on a bus Tim

And where are these projects you talk of?

You are definitely right on the time factors
and yes Florida was built with cars in mind not public transit,
If you dont have a car in Florida getting around is going to be a big problem..
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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So all people using public transit are living off some one elses tax dollar,wow thats a stretch,when was the last time you got on a bus Tim

And where are these projects you talk of?

You are definitely right on the time factors
and yes Florida was built with cars in mind not public transit,
If you dont have a car in Florida getting around is going to be a big problem..
Don't bother with people like that. He probably got a DUI, lives out in the burbs, and had to use public transit during his suspension. Lots of us here can't or don't want to drive. My life is better car free for many reasons.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I think fl (tampa in paticular) has the worst public tranist I have ever seen.
Then you've never left Hillsborough County.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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Then you've never left Hillsborough County.
I have been to a few other states, not a whole lot to compare with though

I haven't ever had a DUI, I couldn't have taken a bus if I wanted to though because there are never any stops within a reasonable distance to my house. I WANTED to so I didn't have to make the commute myself, I could spend that time doing other things to make my day a little easier.

In my first post I mentioned s. Tampa too, I probably went to far with saying that you have to live in the projects to ride a bus, that's not the case. you definitely need to be in the actual city though to have any chance of living without a car which means your either rich or poor, there isn't a whole lot of middle class there. There aren't a whole lot of rich people riding buses either.

The projects I talk of are all over the city. Look for the block townhouses with the black rod iron gate around them that typically have more trash thrown around them then other neighborhoods. I would personally consider the area's surrounding them to be part of the projects although there technically not.
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