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Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 10:30 am

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.
Regular buses




Articuldated 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?

Regards.
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 10:34 am

CTA (Chicago Transit Authority)



"L"
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 10:35 am

We have Translink in Greater Vancouver.

Includes:
Bus
Skytrain
Seabus
West Coast Express

They just had a strike earlier this year.
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 10:48 am

Portland, OR, also has a fairly extensive, well utilized light rail system.

http://www.tri-met.org/max/index.htm

Los Angeles, of course, has a dismal mass transit system, although it should be said that effort has been made in recent years. This is a post I wrote on the subject a little while back.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/50951/6/
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 11:31 am

Philadelphia has SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)

We have commuter rail systems branching out all over the Philadelphia Metro Area, as far as 40 to 50 miles from Center City

There is also a pretty extensive bus system that covers the 'burbs and Center City...

We also have a subway that runs up and down Broad Street, which is a major street within the city limits, but Ive heard its not good...

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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 12:20 pm

In Montreal, we have the MUCTC (Montreal Urban Community Transportation Corporation), and that's STCUM in French. It operates:

A very extensive bus service (1,600 vehicles I think)





and our famous, rubber-wheeled Metro system (65 stations, 759 subway cars for about 84 full size trains)









One last note, the trains are made by Bombardier, the same company that manufactures the CRJ regional jets. The order of these trains back in 1966 started Bombardier's growth into the giant it is today.
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 12:27 pm

Sucks! DART, while the light rail, which, unfortunately, is just in its infancy, and the Trinity River Express are high points, overall, DART is terrible.
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 12:50 pm

For a small community of about 80,000 we are fortunate to have the mass transit that we have, even though it is only busses. There are three bus operators:

Cambus (My Employer! - I drive a bus)
Iowa City Transit
Coralville Transit


Photo by C.
Rick
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This is one of the busses that I drive. We go all around the U of I campus, mainly giving students who live in remote housing rides to central campus as well as many hospital employees a ride in from the commuter lots. Since central campus is also right in downtown, we also give many people rides who are just looking to go downtown, especially students going out drinking on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. We charge no fare and are open to all members of the general public (a commie bastard's frickin' dream I know). We only stop on or very near university property as to not step on the toes of Iowa City Transit or Coralville Transit.



I don't know too much about ICT or Coralville Transit (no photo available) because I've never rode on their busses because I drive everywhere I nee to go  Big grin .
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 1:13 pm

Here in Melbourne, Australia, we have quite an extensive rail system around the city, with many rail stations, in just about every suburb. Melbourne also has a smalelr, but effective tram(cable car)/light rail system, which is mostly present in inner-city suburbs, and we also have an extensive bus system, which fills the gaps between the trains and trams.

http://www.victrip.com.au
http://http://www.alphalink.com.au/~parkerp/meltrip.htm



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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 1:17 pm

The only time I've been to Denver I almost killed myself going the wrong way on a one way street- I think the street was Broadway?

Anyway, I am very interested in Denver's mass transit so from now on I dont have to drive.
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 1:33 pm

In Columbus, we have a bus system called COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority). They were talking about putting a light rail system in as well, but I haven't heard much about that lately. There is bus service that connects CMH to downtown Columbus. I believe that it goes nonstop from the airport to the Hyatt Regency on Capital Square.

We also have cabs. I would not recommend them though.
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 2:04 pm

Thank you everyone for all your posts.

You sure have some nice mass transit systems.

Eric505,

Yes, RTD's system has improved drastically. About 3 years ago, they became one of the largest transit companies in the United States. They have an extremely mass bus system that serves nearly ever street you can think of in Denver.

They recently placed a huge bus order. Right now, they have a little over 1000 buses. They have 31 light-rail trains with 6 on order.

RTD was given an "A" grade recently.

They've improved quite a bit. I've started to ride them nowadays.

Regards.
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 6:07 pm

Portland has Tri-met which is building a new Yellow line to the Expo Center. Why they didn't build it to Jantzen Beach is beyond me. They have Blue line from Hillsboro to Gresham and Red line from Downtown to the airport.
Here in Vancouver, across the river, we have C-TRAN. All busses serving the major parts of Vancouver, Battle Ground, and Camas with express service from Salmon Creek, Downtown and Fishers Landing to Dowtown Portland.
Seattle has too many transit systems and only one commuter train. There's Metro, Pierce Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit and Sound Transit. IMHO, what a mess! Can't get anywhere on the busses there  Sad
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 6:19 pm

Hi!
In Vienna we have trams


the fast train (S-Train)

The Underground

Busses

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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 6:54 pm

Hey guys,

Sydney has the largest public transport network of any 'car based' city in the world.

The biggest players in this city are:

Cityrail
Sydney Buses
Sydney Ferries
Westbus

Cityrail is the goverment run mass transit commuter rail system that serves around 260 stations in the metropolital area. Cityrail, like most other rail networks in Australian cities is unique in that it provides outstanding services to the entire Sydney basin in a city of such a small population - 4.5 million people . Around 1.3 million people a day use fast efficient Cityrail trains per day. (For a city that is spread out like LA) Our trains at out lying areas are express and get to the city or other stations in around the same time as 'all stations' closer to the city. Rolling stock used are all double decker suburban and inter urban carriages.

Sydney buses is one of the largest bus operators in the world, fleet stats I can't give you but you can look it up on a search if you so desire.

Sydney ferries operates a large fleet of Rivercats, Ferries, Large Ferries, Supercats and Jetcats to various suburbs around the large harbour and river.

Westbus is the second largest operator of public buses in the country and services the western and greater western suburbs.

Metro Monorail and Metro Light Rail operate services in the city and inner city.

So just about anywhere you want to go in our great city you can get there quickly and cheaply with our public transport network.

Cheers,

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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 7:22 pm

not to forget to add:


Subway Station


"old" Subway Car



New Subway Car


Long Bus


Normal Bus


Midi Bus


"old" Tram


"medium old" Tram


"ULF" Tram (Ultra Low Floor) short version



"ULF" Tram (Ultra Low Floor) long version


Hybride Commuter Train



Regional Commuter Trains

Regards Rickster


 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 11:26 pm

Take Malta as one big city, the only public transport we have here is this:

I think the photo speaks for itself...
As for transport between our pokey little island of Gozo and Malta itself, there's this:

I posted the 'stalwart' on purpose MS Ta' Pinu/MS Gaudos (MS Malita to be delivered early 2002), they also operate the ancient MV Cittadella and MV Mgarr (1966) and MV Calypso. But the Ta' Pinu and Gaudos, delivered Feb 2000 and 2001 respectively have really shown to be robust and dependable ships, the sea was really rough on Friday and Sat and I got stuck in Malta, then they operated from Sa Maison instead of Cirkewwa and though the waves were really big, I could hardly feel them on the Ta' Pinu. And the Gaudos was actually brought out from repairs just to cope! I hate Gozo Channel Co. Ltd. most of the time, but I give them full thumbs up this time!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Mon Nov 26, 2001 11:35 pm

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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 12:09 am

In Warsaw we have one unfinished (but working)subway line, trams and busses. For more go to http://ztm.republika.pl/index-e.htm.

Gdabski

PS. And yesterday I rode in an Ikarus 260 with Finnair banners on the sides Smile Everything has to do something wirh aviation.
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 1:44 am

In Mountain View, CA (where I live), the city has Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus service, VTA light rail, and Caltrain commuter rail.

Gee, it sounds like a European town in terms of mass transit!  Smile
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 3:12 am

New Yorkhas them all. The MTA subways, busses, Long Island Railroad and Mtyero North but it goes no further than Poughkeepsee, NY. If you want to to go Jersey take NJ Transit. Statent Island is the SIRT and to get to the Island take the Staten Island Ferry. The wait for a subway is every 5-10 min ditto for a bus. The most extensive is the A line.
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 3:32 am

AC320,

I absolutely love the rubber-tired subway/metros. I went on one in Paris. They are quite cool.

PUnmuth@VIE and Rickster,

I absolutely love Vienna's mass transit. When I went to Vienna this summer I rode so many trams (the old ones, not the new ULF ones). Very nice I must say. One of the best Mass Transit cities I've been to.

Europe by far in my opinion has the best Mass Transit in the world (from what I've seen).


I am guessing that all of you who posted pictures are also Mass Transit freaks like me. Am I correct? If so, I'm glad there are other people like me. I thought I was weird.  Smile

Anyways, Denver doesn't have much rail at all. Just a 14 mile light-rail system. But the bus system is very extensive is very efficient.

This is the current Light-Rail line for those of you who are curious:

The part after the sharp curve is where it starts to go on the street and winds its way through the streets all the way to the end of the line. The area BEFORE the curve is when its on normal tracks and reaches speeds of up to 50mph and acts like a commuter train.

They are constructing a 1.8 mile extension that goes through the heart of Denver's entertainment center stopping at the Mile High Stadium (new football stadium), Six Flags Elitch Gardens (theme park), Pepsi Center (hockey game, concerts, and other events), and then ending at Union Station (old railroad station). This extension will open this coming April. The whole system will look like this:

The curve you see on the left is the new extension being constructed.

They're also building a 19.7 mile long southeast line. Unfortunately this line will not be completed until Fall of 2006 (year the A380 comes out).

They're are plans for 7 other lines aswell that if they get appropriate funding all will be completed within 10 years.

Regards.
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 3:38 am

As previously stated, COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority), is the main mass transit company in Columbus. COTA along with MORPC (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Comission) are still planning a commuter rail line between downtown Columbus close to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the northern suburbs up to Polaris along the I-71 corridor. The new rail system would be called FastTrax, and would be completed by 2008. Plans are also in the works for a rail link to Port Columbus, and the southern suburbs and western Columbus suburbs. More information can be found at:
http://www.cota.com
http://www.morpc.org
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 10:19 am

We have LRT, Regular and shuttle bus srevice in Calgary.



Regular Bus (Low Floor)



Regular Bus (These are really old now)



Shuttle


LRT (These are our new ones)


Old LRT




 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 10:47 am

Atlanta has MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)...It has a decent rail system that connect Hartsfield Intl. to the center of the city. There is N-S railway and E-W railway...I think the switch station is at Lindbergh Plaza in Lenox (Very Nice Part of the city.)There is also widely used bus system...Outside of 285 (The perimeter of the "Downtown" part of the city) mass transit is rather lacking. Atlanta is now known for actually having one of the longest commutes in the country from home to work...I believe it is now longer than Houston and just about the same as the nations leader , Los Angeles...I dont know...I kinda like it...seeing a 14 lane interstate is always kinda interesting...and fun to drive in  Big grin
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 10:52 am

Westjet_737,

Your new Light-Rail trains are extremely similar to the ones in Denver. The only difference I can see is the lights are slightly different.

Nice transit system. I may be heading to Calgary one day soon.

Regards.
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 10:57 am

Here in Detroit there are three major public transport companies.

First is SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority of Regional Transit) which operates a huge bus network in the Metro-Detroit area.




Then we have DDOT (Detroit Department of Transportation) who operates a bus network within the limits of the City of Detroit.



Finally we have DPM (Detroit People Mover), which operates on a 2.9 mile elevated track around the central business district in Downtown Detroit.


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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 11:56 am

Here is a pic of the new Vancouver skytrain cars.



 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 12:08 pm

We have CTA (Coast Transit Authority) It is a horrible company, http://www.coasttransit.com

They operate Trolleys(Diesel), Blue Bird TRANSHUTTLES, ORION, and ORION II, Champions, Turtle Tops, and WAYNE. The morales are really down at CTA, All except for One Specific Driver who if you are lucky, you will be riding with.
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 12:54 pm

Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority: http://www.gcrta.org

"The RTA" has busses, "community circulators" which are minibusses that run short loops in a specific neighborhood, the Loop busses in Downtown, one heavy-rail line from East Cleveland to the Airport (via Public Square's Tower City), and three light-rail lines (Shaker Boulevard Green Line, Van Aken Boulevard Blue Line, and the Waterfront Line that goes up the Cuyahoga River and loops back along the Lake Erie Shoreline to the Municipal Parking Lots ending at about East 18th Street.)

We also have taxis but they are very expensive when compared to most major cities. If you take a taxi from KCLE to University Circle (East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue) it's approximately 35 minutes and as many dollars.

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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 4:31 pm

Rochester's mass transit? Snort. Yeah, right. A bus every solstice.


Buffalo has the most laughable subway system in the world.
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 5:48 pm

To see what 'mass' transport means, take the 15:45 ferry from Mgarr, Gozo in the peak season. I have several times, the Ta' Pinu or Gaudos which usually do the round are jam packed with 800 tourists and car passengers!
Actually I've seen it done with the Mgarr and Cittadella... even worse!
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Tue Nov 27, 2001 6:30 pm

In Perth Western Australia our "mass transit" system is run by Transperth even though the actual operators of buses services to different parts of the metropolitan area are separate private companies - see:

http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/

Although our suburban rail service is a fairly new electric system (with carpet on the floors of the carriages!) there are only 4 lines radiating out from the city centre.

The really neat feature of our system is that all bus and train travel within the CBD is FREE!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Ok, it is only a relatively small CBD but it means that you don't have to drive around the city and you can park on the city edges and have a free ride into the centre. In addition to the transit services coming in or out and passing through the CBD that are free there's even special services called CAT (Central Area Transit) that run every couple of minutes and report their location using GPS to "talking" bus stops that tell you when the next bus is due! (Ok, it's a novelty really - some techno head of a city planner must have convinced the city to install it though).

There's also a limited cross river ferry service that provides a great view of our beautiful city from our great Swan River.

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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Wed Nov 28, 2001 12:13 pm

In Boston we have the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority), a government owned agency that is responsible for the majority of the transportation in and around Eastern and Southeastern Massachusetts.

First we have the red line. This is the busiest of Boston's four subway lines. It uses Bombardier trains made in La Pocatière, PQ, and runs roughly southeast to northwest via the city centre.



Now we have the Orange Line. The Orange line uses Hawker-Siddeley trains made in Thunder Bay, ON and runs from the northern suburbs of Boston to the southern end of Boston at Forest Hills.



Next is the Blue line. The Blue line gets it's name, because it was the first subway to be built under a major body of water-in this case, Boston Harbor. Like the Orange Line, the Blue Line uses Hawker-Siddeley trains, although they are slightly shorter, having only 4 doors, instead of the Orange's 6. The Blue Line is also the subway that serves the Logan Airport and then continues to serve the beach communities of Winthrop and Revere.



Next is the Green Line, a successor to the first subway in America! The Green Line consists of light rail trains that run in tunnels around the city centre and on street level in the outlying areas. The Green Line has a few different trains operating.

The Boeing LRV


The Kinkisharyo Type 7 LRV


The Breda Constuzione Type 8. Note: Due to some 7 derailments over three years these trains have been taken out of service and future deliveries from Breda are on hold.


These are the buses in Boston. Starting next year new CNG buses will be operational, replacing the smokey, old diesels currently in use.


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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Wed Nov 28, 2001 12:28 pm

USAFHummer -- You're analysis of SEPTA in Philadelphia left out some crucial pieces of the mass transit puzzle.
(I used to work in the Mayor's Transportation Office and read more SEPTA monthly reports than you'd want to imagine).

1. ~ 125 city bus lines, mostly in the city, about a quarter radiate into the suburbs
2. ~ 25 suburban bus lines that solely serve suburban communities
3. 1 subway (the Broad Street Line), which I enjoy -- fairly modern cars, and express tracks.
4. 1 subway-elevated (the Market-Frankford el) -- perpendicular to the BSL with brand new cars made in Australia by a Daimler Benz subsidiary whose name currently escapes me.
5. ~5 subway surface trolley lines that connect the western part of the city
6. ~ 8 regional rail lines, to NJ, DE, and PHL Airport, among others.
7. Phlash, the purple tourist bus operated by SEPTA but owned by the city (what i spent A LOT of time on).
8. some other smaller systems that I'm forgetting.
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Wed Nov 28, 2001 12:38 pm

Here is Boston's route map:



LH423

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RE: BA.

Wed Nov 28, 2001 1:15 pm

Enjoy your stay in Calgary if you descide to come...

 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Wed Nov 28, 2001 1:35 pm

Westjet_737,

Thank you. I will probably be going to Calgary NEXT September or end of summer (yes, its a long while from now).

Regards.
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Wed Nov 28, 2001 6:56 pm

We have subways, buses in Seoul





PS look at the pic on my profile!
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Thu Nov 29, 2001 2:09 am

Athens has:

*BUSES
*TRAIN
*UNDERGROUND

*SOON TO HAVE TRAM TOO (AGAIN). The trams were taken away during the 80s I think but they are planning to install them again with a bigger network.
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Thu Nov 29, 2001 10:51 am

I just have to ask this........

Are you all Mass Transit fans aswell?
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Thu Nov 29, 2001 11:12 am

I guess you could say that I am. I find it interesting to ride on the subways in other cities, and then compare them to Boston's. Boston's is good, but the Wiener U-Bahn, Frankfurter U-Bahn, Washington Metro and by a small margin, the Montréal Métro.

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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Thu Nov 29, 2001 12:29 pm

Oh yeah...

Nothing Better than Planes, Busses and Skyscrapers.
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Thu Nov 29, 2001 12:44 pm

Haveric forgot to point out the best part about SEPTA. When there is an accident involving a SEPTA bus and there are 30 passengers on board, there are injury claims for about 60 passengers. People have been know to jump on a bus just after the accident.
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Thu Nov 29, 2001 1:16 pm

PHLflyer -- a story you'd appreciate...

A few years ago, SEPTA conducted a simulated emergency on the Frankford el, complete with fire engines, police, etc.

The next day, 3 people claimed to be injured.

Needless to say, they were prosecuted....

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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Thu Nov 29, 2001 1:20 pm

I am interested in Mass Transit.....
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Thu Nov 29, 2001 2:12 pm

Back home in Wilmington there's the WTA, which is nothing more than about 20 buses on 5 or 6 different routes. Here in Chapel Hill, there's an extensive bus system for town of its size (over 26 routes). And throughout the Triangle region (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill), there are three city bus systems and a regional bus system http://www.ridetta.org. A proposed regional rail system is in the works now which would be, in esscence, a heavy-rail route linking Chapel Hill to North Raleigh by way or Durham, RDU, Raleigh, and other suburbs in between.
I must say that, while confusing, San Francisco and the Bay Area has to have one of the most comprehensive mass transit systems. Also, I think that the Washington Metro is probably the most fool-proof subway system with color coded lines and no express trains.
And on a final note, YES I am somewhat of a mass transit freak. After all, I am minoring at UNC in City Planning.
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Thu Nov 29, 2001 3:31 pm

There's TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) in Toronto. They are a model for all N. American transit system for their efficiency- or at least it used to be until a few years ago. Greedy government has left TTC to fend for itself when other transit systems on the continent are receiving generous support from their respective governments. Their fleet of buses are twice as old as American counterparts, yet TTC is still one of the best. They have a new subway line on Sheppard Ave. opening real soon- I'm looking forward to it.

BTW, how many subway stations does Seoul have? Their transit system is mad. Btw, I think they have TV on their subway cars...what ingenious idea!
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Fri Nov 30, 2001 1:24 am

For TTC the new T1 trains (by Bombardier) are pretty good, but many stations are quite run down, and many buses are museum pieces.  Smile
 
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RE: Mass Transit In Your City.

Fri Nov 30, 2001 7:35 am

Thanks everyone.

In Colorado Springs there is an extensive bus system that serves pretty much all the main areas in Colorado Springs.

The transit company is called Springs Transit and its owned and run by the city of Colorado Springs. They have a fleet of 53 buses and are planning on ordering 20 more.

This one non-profit organization is planning on bringing back old Trolley service to Colorado Springs. They are going to use a fleet of 9 Ex-SEPTA refurbished PCC cars to the first line which will be a loop in Downtown. This line should open in 2003. There are plans for a 3 to 4 mile extension for the future.

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