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Old 05-22-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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Well according to the Civil War era, Washington DC is in the south...so Washington DC ... or you mean the modern south, which hasn't got sucked up by the liberals and Northeast .... not saying its a bad thing ...
I don't know, the South has crappy Public Transit...i think... I never took the public transit anywhere except in Dallas, or DC

PLEASE LEAVE DC OUT OF THIS TOPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Jacksonville is one of the worst!

...among big cities that have some sort of public transportation.

30 Days of Plight. Stephen Dare goes JTA every day.
Long Day's Journey Into Plight. Stephen Dare Wrassles the Transit System.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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As a Metro DC resident, yea DC don't count. In fact many Northern VA counties don't or barely count either. Core DC area hasn't been southern scince the war.

I have heard about the trouble MARTA has, I hear it's fairly good and fairly popular for the city of ATL itself.

The general concensus about DART is that it has possibilities but needs expansion, I don't know how popular it is nor the T. The T will DEFINETLY need to do something once the new Dallas Cowboys stadium is built.

I have heard many good things about Charlotte's CATS system, in particular the LYNX light rail.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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The general concensus about DART is that it has possibilities but needs expansion, I don't know how popular it is nor the T. The T will DEFINETLY need to do something once the new Dallas Cowboys stadium is built.
Unfortunately the T is for Fort Worth and not Arlington (where the new Cowboys stadium is being built.) Arlington has 0 public transport. Such a lame and backward thinking city. Largest city in the U.S. without public transporation. I'm interested to see how things are gonna turn out.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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DART is currently under expansion. The T has studies out now to build out to the airport itself. Arlington.....................:sma ck: They just don't get it.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:35 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Does anyone know about public transit in Charleston, SC and San Antonio?
In Charleston its called a B-U-S or car. And there's many, many bus stops you DONT want to wait at unless you feel like getting robbed.
I cant even imagine where in the blue blazes they'd find room to put another form of public transportation....
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:03 AM
 
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The South is not the North Evrything doesnt have too look like DC and Nyc.so stop saying what the Northeast has this dicussion about transit in the South. Southern Citys were not designed like northeastern citys so we have to make do with what we have
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:07 AM
 
Location: southern california
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on which is the worst
if the train and the streets to get to the train are unsafe the subway/trolley is useless except to the poor and desperate. same as in france. which is safer --a locked car or a seat on the metro.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:16 AM
 
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lol I thought of your comment in a different context... what would it be?
Unmaryland?
or was that what you meant?

I got My education in Texas!

DC is not the south people need to stop trying to make it the south there is nothing southern about DC
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:54 PM
 
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Admittedly, the South has a long way to go in being considered in the same breath as transit in NE cities... That said, I'll vote: Miami. It only has a 1-line, 24-mile rapid system. The current line serves many upper-middle and upscale areas and suburbs South of downtown Miami. Also, there is a connecting commuter rail (TriRail) along with the elevated, rubber-tired Metro Mover circulating Metro riders all over downtown Miami over several routes. At 78 miles, the Tri-Rail giver metro Miami the most commuter rail in the South. Dallas has Trinity Express, but TriRail is bigger. Plus TriRail is much faster now they've double tracked the entire line. New stations abound.

My biggest gripe with TriRail is that it serves the edges of its cities and doesn't go downtown; even in Miami (where you connect to a northern station along the Metro. This means the bulk of TriRail users, esp to the bigger cities near the Southern end, is mainly auto dependent.

I can't consider D.C. as a southern city in the truest sense -- it's more Northeastern... Obviously, if it is southern, it blows every Southern transit network in the South.
I agree 100. Alot of people dont even know about that. Miami has a VERY decent monorail system that takes you around the whole entire downtown miami. And tri-rail takes you throuout the WHOLE south florida region.
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