Sunday, July 22, 2018

Public Transit - Sunday Five


I try to use public transit, living in the Washington DC area, with the traffic we have, transit makes my life tolerable.  I think the USA should have more public transit.  Hence the Sunday Five.

1: Given a choice do you take a taxi or a subway train from the airport to the city? 
2: Which is better, a city bus, or a streetcar? 
3: Have you ridden on a cable car? (Several US airports have them.) 
4: Should cities build more expressways or subway lines? 
5: When will you be willing to ride in a self driving car? 

My answers: 
1: Given a choice do you take a taxi or a subway train from the airport to the city?  The train, almost always.
2: Which is better, a city bus, or a streetcar? I like streetcars better than buses 
3: Have you ridden on a cable car? (Several US airports have them.) Yes, several. The thing that sets a cable car apart from a streetcar is the moving cable that propels them.  The Cincinnati and Detroit airports have cable car systems.  
4: Should cities build more expressways or subway lines? Subways! 
5: When will you be willing to ride in a self driving car?  Today! 

Your answers in the comments,

10 comments:

  1. 1: Given a choice do you take a taxi or a subway train from the airport to the city? Train. I take my regional rail to 30th street then switch to the line to airport, so I never step foot in a car.

    2: Which is better, a city bus, or a streetcar? Street car is more fun.
    3: Have you ridden on a cable car? Yes
    4: Should cities build more expressways or subway lines? Subways lines.
    5: When will you be willing to ride in a self driving car? Never. I'd never be able to relax fearing something might fail.

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  2. 1: train

    2: streetcar (here we call them trolley cars)

    3: in san francisco YES

    4: subway lines

    5: never; if I ain't driving I ain't playing

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  3. 1: Given a choice do you take a taxi or a subway train from the airport to the city? I like a subway.

    2: Which is better, a city bus, or a streetcar? Streetcar!

    3: Have you ridden on a cable car? Many many times.

    4: Should cities build more expressways or subway lines? More subway lines, or mass transit choices; always!

    5: When will you be willing to ride in a self driving car? Not a chance. I'm with Maddie, I'd be terrified it would fail.

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  4. 1) This Bad Californian most often prefers Taxis, however if flying into BWI I take the train into downtown DC.
    2) Street car
    3) Yes in SF
    4) Subways and trolleys
    5) Not yet my dear.

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  5. 1. Subways..always
    2. Street Car
    3. Yes in San Fran
    4. Subway lines definitely
    5. Never...I like being the one in control.

    Whenever I am in DC, I always use the metro! It is convenient and I don't have to drive in the city!

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  6. 1. Rental car.
    2. Street car.
    3. Yes in SF. Way too crowded!
    4. I don't like the choices. I'd prefer trolleys. Not a fan of underground travelling. I'm not a mole, damn it!
    5. When I'm dead and the car is a hearse .

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  7. 1: Given a choice do you take a taxi or a subway train from the airport to the city? Depends on how tired I am, and how much luggage I have, and how convenient the train. In Málaga, I usually take the train.
    2: Which is better, a city bus, or a streetcar? Streetcar for me. I'm not a fan of buses.
    3: Have you ridden on a cable car? (Several US airports have them.) Yes. Love them.
    4: Should cities build more expressways or subway lines? Subway lines.
    5: When will you be willing to ride in a self driving car? I don't know for sure. When I'm dead?

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  8. 1: Given a choice do you take a taxi or a subway train from the airport to the city?
    Taxi as long as not ripped off. Train when I know the journey
    2: Which is better, a city bus, or a streetcar?
    Streetcar
    3: Have you ridden on a cable car? (Several US airports have them.)
    No
    4: Should cities build more expressways or subway lines?
    Sheffield had a wonderful tram system
    5: When will you be willing to ride in a self driving car?
    Never

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  9. 1: subway train
    2: streetcar?
    3: yes
    4:subway lines
    5: no

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