As a Mass Transit freak aswell, I've been curious at what type of Mass Transit systems you have in your cities.
So what type of Mass Transit do you have in your city or nearby city? Mass Transit includes buses, commuter rail, trolleys, subways, light-rail, etc. Whats the name of your local Mass Transit company?
The transit company in Denver is the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD).
In Denver we have buses, LOTS of buses.
16th Street FREE Mall Shuttle Hybrid-Electric Buses. These buses are not diesel power but instead have a 70 horsepower Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engine which provides power to a pair of electric DC motors geared to the axles. They pollute less than a small passenger car with a single passenger.
These are used on a 1 mile long street that is full of shops, restaurants, and all sorts of entertainment. No cars are allowed on the street. Only the shuttle buses and emergency vehicles. These buses are also free.
Denver also has a 14 mile Light-Rail line with several other lines totaling 105 miles planned for the future. Most of the time they always have 2 cars hooked together. Just very early in the morning and very late at night when there is less ridership they use 1 car only.
3 miles of the line the Light-Rail winds its way through downtown streets:
The other 11 miles of the line, the Light-Rail goes on regular tracks like a regular commuter train. Stops are farther apart here (1 to 2 miles apart) and the trains reach speeds of up to 50 mph at this point.
Right now they're constructing a 1.8 mile extension that goes through the heart of Denver's fast growing entertainment center stopping at the football stadium, Six Flags theme park, and terminating at Union Station (old Railroad station).
Does your city have any sort of mass transit system that connects the airport with the city?
Unfortunately, all Denver has is a big coach bus called "Skyride" which stops at a few major points in Denver on its way to the airport.
There are plans for a 90mph train that connects downtown Denver and Denver Int'l (DEN) in under 30 minutes in the near future.
So, what transit do you have in your city?
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