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Publick Transport in Americka

SamSam Registered User regular
edited November 2008 in Debate and/or Discourse
why not?

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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Because my car is right there?

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Because in most places it's terrible and lacking in convenience.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Closes at midnight, one AM. Terribly inconvenient.

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Because in most places it's terrible and lacking in convenience.

    Most towns are built in a way that could easily incorporate monorail or surface rail or more buses than one every 2 hours.

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  • LavenlianLavenlian Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I think a high speed rail line that links the major cities of Texas would be nice. I hate having to take I-35 anywhere between San Antonio and Dallas or I-10 between San Antonio and Houston. Unfortunately, most folks down here seem to have a pathological hatred for any type of public transport.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2008
    Are you going to pay for its construction?

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Closes at midnight, one AM. Terribly inconvenient.

    Most places don't have any kind of public transport after 6 PM.

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  • Richard_DastardlyRichard_Dastardly Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I take it you've never ridden a Greyhound bus?


    edit: I don't think a nationwide mass trans is really needed since we have wide open highways generally free of heavy traffic.

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  • Kayne Red RobeKayne Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Takes an hour and twenty minutes, and a mile of walking to and from bus stops to get from my house to work by bus. My work is seven miles away. taking the bus also requires $4.50, in exact change, since I have to switch busses once. In conclusion, public transportation blows chunks out here.

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  • IntangirIntangir Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I'd be happy to use public transportation if it was a reasonable option where I live (Grand Rapids, MI). Grand Rapids is a medium sized metro area and an award winning bus system, but the nearest stop to my house is still a good mile and a half, just as far as the grocery store. To get to work, I'd have to walk/bike that distance, ride for probably 30 minutes, then walk/bike another 5 miles (and I work at a large factory/business complex). By contrast, my drive is 20 minutes. I could probably bike it in an hour, but then I'd be all sweaty and there's no showers. On the other hand, we moved where we did to be close to my wife's office (as her job is more permanent than mine) and she bikes fairly regularly to work when the weather is nice.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Are you going to pay for its construction?

    I pay to maintain your highways; even though I rarely use them, and will never use the ones in, say, Montana or Idaho.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited November 2008
    This thread: Why not?

    A: Because the OP was terrible and its creator should be shot in the sack with a gun that fires rabid weasels.

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