Do you utilize your area's mass transit resources?

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  1. Ridic Too2

    Ridic Too2 New Member Banned User

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    Gas prices are rising every day. Do you take advantage of alternate forms of travel? Do you carpool? Anyone have a teleport machine?

    When I lived in NYC/NJ I took the PATH and subway everywhere. It was so simple to get anywhere doing so.
    The public transportation system in south Florida blows, but I have begun using the Tri-Rail when I work out of my West Palm Beach and Miami offices. I enjoy it.
     
  2. BleedingGums

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    never rode public transit in my entire life
     
  3. FatKidSullivan

    FatKidSullivan Smoking Cigars

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    No. Only the mentally retarded and people with DUIs use public transit around here.
     
  4. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    Nahz, Public Transpo in So Cal sucks.

    I used it in Nor Cal and in Philly.
     
  5. Butcher

    Butcher ?

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    Mass transit in my area is the annual hayride
     
  6. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Sucks around Dallas. The Dart is good but extremely limited. I don't think there are any city busses.
     
  7. wayfaerer

    wayfaerer New Member

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    i did that a lot in college. it was a pain in the ass sometimes having to wait up to an hour for a route, especially during winter.
     
  8. nazdrowie

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    not these days, but there are many proposed (and some under construction) projects for our area. a few of them include:


    All projects subject to the review of Metrolinx.

    GO Transit

    GO Rail extensions

    GO Lakeshore East rail line extension from Oshawa to Bowmanville
    GO Richmond Hill rail line extension to Aurora Road
    GO Rail extensions/capacity expansions

    GO Barrie rail line extension and capacity expansion from Bradford to Barrie
    GO Rail capacity expansions

    GO Barrie rail line capacity expansion from Union Station to Bradford
    GO Georgetown rail line (currently Kitchener line) capacity expansion from Union Station to Georgetown
    GO Lakeshore West rail line capacity expansion by adding a third track from Port Credit to Oakville
    GO Lakeshore West rail line capacity expansion by adding a third track from Burlington to Hamilton
    GO Lakeshore East rail line capacity expansion by adding a third track from Union Station to Scarborough
    GO Milton rail line capacity expansion from Union Station to Milton
    GO Richmond Hill rail line capacity expansion from Union Station to Richmond Hill
    GO Stouffville rail line capacity expansion from Union Station to Stouffville and extension of the line to Uxbridge
    New GO Rail lines

    GO Crosstown rail line between Weston Road and the Don Valley
    GO Crosstown rail line between the Don Valley and Agincourt
    GO rail line from Union Station to Bolton
    GO rail line on the Havelock line from Agincourt to Pickering
    GO rail line on the Seaton line from Agincourt to Brock Road in Pickering
    GO Rail conversion

    GO Lakeshore rail line electrification (SuperGO)
    GO Bus Rapid Transit

    GO Bus Rapid Transit along Highway 403 from Oakville GO rail station to Mississauga
    GO Bus Rapid Transit northwest Toronto link from Renforth Drive to York University
    GO Bus Rapid Transit on Markham Road from Highway 407 in Markham to Highway 401
    GO Bus Rapid Transit on Highway 401 from Markham Road in Scarborough to Pickering GO rail station
    GO Bus Rapid Transit connector on Highway 427 from Renforth Drive to Highway 407
    GO Bus Rapid Transit along Highway 407 from York University to Langstaff (Yonge Street) and on to Markham Road
    GO Bus Rapid Transit along Highway 407 from Burlington to Highway 401
    GO Bus Rapid Transit along Highway 407 from Highway 401 to Highway 427
    GO Bus Rapid Transit along Highway 407 from Highway 427 to York University
    Further information: GO Transit
    Toronto Transit Commission


    Spadina Line extension into York Region.
    Subway/RT extensions

    Spadina subway line extension north from Downsview Station to Highway 7 (Vaughan Corporate Centre)
    Yonge subway line extension north from Finch Station to Highway 7 (Langstaff Road)
    Scarborough RT extension from McCowan Station to Sheppard Avenue
    Further information: Toronto subway and RT
    New Light Rail Transit lines

    Waterfront West Light Rail Transit from Union Station to Long Branch
    Sheppard Avenue Light Rail Transit from Don Mills Station to Morningside Avenue
    Finch Avenue West Light Rail Transit from Highway 27 to Finch Station
    Don Mills Road Light Rail Transit from Steeles Avenue to the Bloor-Danforth subway
    Jane Street Light Rail Transit from Steeles West Station to Jane Station
    Malvern Light Rail Transit from Kennedy station to Malvern
    Eglinton–Scarborough Crosstown line from Black Creek Drive to McCowan Station in Scarborough
    Further information: Transit City
    TTC Transitway development

    Yonge surface transit improvements from Finch Station to Steeles Avenue
    York Region Transit/Viva

    New Viva Bus Rapid Transit lines

    Viva Markham North-South Link from Markham Centre to Don Mills station
    Viva Transitway development

    Viva Yonge Street from Steeles Avenue to Highway 7 (Langstaff)
    Viva Yonge Street from Highway 7 (Langstaff) to 19th Avenue in Richmond Hill
    Viva Yonge Street from 19th Avenue to Newmarket
    Viva Highway 7 from Highway 50 to Yonge Street (Langstaff)
    Viva Highway 7 from Yonge Street (Langstaff) to Cornell
    Further information: York Region Transit
    Further information: Viva (bus rapid transit)
    MiWay (formerly Mississauga Transit)

    Mississauga Transitway (BRT)

    Mississauga Transitway west of Mississauga City Centre to Winston Churchill Boulevard
    Mississauga Transitway east of Mississauga City Centre to Renforth Drive
    New Light Rail Transit lines

    Dundas Street West Light Rail Transit from Kipling station to Hurontario Street
    Hurontario Light Rail Transit from Queen Street in Brampton to Lakeshore Road in Mississauga
    Further information: MiWay
    Other projects


    Hamilton Rapid Transit proposed corridor.
    Pearson air-rail link

    Link from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station
    Further information: Air Rail Link
    Brampton Transit

    Brampton Züm (formerly Acceleride) on Queen Street from Main Street to Highway 50
    Further information: Brampton Transit
    Durham Region Transit

    Durham rapid transit line on Highway 2 from Oshawa to Pickering
    Further information: Durham Region Transit
    Hamilton Street Railway

    Hamilton east-west rapid transit on King/Main Streets from Eastgate Mall to McMaster University
    Hamilton north-south rapid transit on James/Upper James Streets from Rymal Road to King Street
    Further information: Hamilton Street Railway


    the vision is certainly there, but execution is slow to happen.
     
  9. droops42

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    Did alot in my teens.
     
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    fuck no, I gotta job and can afford the gas.
     
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    i love riding the T when i go to Boston
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    buses here are for groids
     
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    I'm not poor, so no
     
  14. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    I'd like to but there's too many fucking weirdos
     
  15. Donkeyboy2190

    Donkeyboy2190 Never earned a dimes

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    The park and ride in the suburbs around Houston are decent because it is a bunch of like minded people using it. The ones in town are open season on anyone.
     
  16. mattyfishrip197

    mattyfishrip197 Well-Known Member

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    i should ride it more often ....in st.louis the metro link is pretty efficient....as much of it as i built ...i only rode on it for test runs ....they make the builders ride it first to show its safe....its stupid but i guess if someones gonna die on the first run they want it to be the builders of the tracks ballast crossovers and electrical overhead...good money working down there
     
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    beatlejaws nowhere poster

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    when I go to Toronto, I ride the Rocket from my hotel to the ballpark.
     
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    mattyfishrip197 Well-Known Member

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    I took the subway from the bronx into manhattan for a few years and then I figured out that the hour and a half commute by subway took 45 minutes by car so i started to drive.
     
  20. Ridic Too2

    Ridic Too2 New Member Banned User

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    When I go out at night I either take a cab or ride my bike.

    Parking is mad expensive and having my car downtown with me pretty much assures I will be driving drunk.