DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1051 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3606 times:
Dallas has the DART light-rail, and the few times I've commuted onboard were great. I don't ride enough to know if this is a common occurance, but the trains were clean and comfortable. I'd ride it more often, but I commute down the Tollroad or Preston not Central
Leviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3539 times:
Stockholm where I usually live have a pretty big and efficient subway system, when it is up and running that is, and when it is broke (happens a few times a week) you do not have anything else, it sucks. Here in Andorra we do not have anything except a few crappy bus lines without schedule. Get a car or walk...
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22230 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3530 times:
Berlin has a very efficient system, open 24hrs on most lines. Cologne has one as well.
I LOVE Berlin's system! It's the absolute best I've been on so far (all of it, including the trams and buses). Much better than the piece of garbage we have here in New York (ever heard of expresses being slower than local trains? It happens here on a regular basis). Stuttgart's is nice too.
Other top ratings: Paris, Washington, San Fransisco, Boston
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Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5459 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3527 times:
Columbia lacks a rail system or subway system. Best we have is the CMRTA, the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority, or Columbia (and surrounding environ's) bus system. It's a historical look at the good 'ole boy system in the South. You see, once upon a time, there was only one power company in the entire state, South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G). In order to maintain their monopoly, state government ordered SCE&G to run the bus system in Columbia. As a result of this, SCE&G did the WORST possible job so that city and state government would eventually cancel this contract. Busses were extremely late and ill-maintained and it was not unknown for busses to break down during a route. The things were pollution machines and getting stuck behind one in traffic was never fun. Drivers were barely competent and, worst of all, ridership was low. Finally, CMRTA was created to manage the bus system as well as downtown Columbia's trolley system (basically those diesel-powered shuttle busses made to look like trolleys). Things haven't gotten MUCH better, but they're getting there. Maintenance is better, all the busses have been replaced by new Blue Bird busses, ridership is slightly higher, and there's a drive now to "park and ride" by parking your car at commuter lots on the city outskirts and take the bus to work. Fares have been raised to $1.00, but it's still doable
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3525 times:
Here in Boston, we have the MBTA, or 'T' for short. Consists of four, coloured subway lines which branch off into 12 endstations, a few hundred bus lines, and 14 Commuter Rail (regional trains) lines which serve Plymouth, Kingston, and Middleborough in the Southeast, Providence, RI in the south, Worcester in the west, Fitchburg in the Northwest, Newburyport in the north, and Rockport in the northeast.
A pasttime in Boston is complaining and griping about how much the T sucks, but I'd be hard-pressed to find many cities in North America with a better system. Also, the MBTA holds the title of the oldest subway in North America!
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Pelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2533 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3522 times:
MD11Engineer open 24hrs on most lines - unfortunately this time is gone. At night you have to use special night-busses. But the public transport of Berlin is still very good: S-Bahn (railway), U-Bahn (subway), Tram, Regionalbahn (heavy railway), lots of bus routes.
Vaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3513 times:
We have the "TTC" (Toronto Transit Commission) that run both the bus and subway lines in Toronto and we also have the GO Train which is a metro train service that goes to town & cities outside Toronto. Overall out transit system is pretty good.
I have travelled many times on the subway system in Chicago and found it pretty good! The painting that people have done down in the tunnels is amazing!!!
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5539 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3512 times:
Here in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we have no subway, but our lightrail train system is about to start. They have free rides going on now for a while, I don't think it opens for a few more weeks. The trains look nice, and some stations look pretty nice, I'll only need to ride it when I'm going to Twins games, but at least I'll ride it!