Saturday, February 01, 2020

Sunday Five - Public Transit old and new


One of the reasons I want to live in the DC area, was to have access to a mass transit system, so I would not have to cuss in traffic every day.  I love it, the last time I drove to the office was May 4th, 2015, not that I am counting or anything.  

1: The top picture is one of the older Metrorail cars with carpeting, the bottom picture is a newer car with hard surface flooring. Should they have kept the carpet?
2: Facing forward or facing backwards, does it matter to you?
3: If you had (or have) access to a rail system, would you continue to drive or take the trains? 
4: Do you like the old color scheme or the new color scheme? 
5: How is the traffic where you live? 

My answers:
1: The top picture is one of the older Metrorail cars with carpeting, the bottom picture is a newer car with hard surface flooring. Should they have kept the carpet? I was a fan of the carpet, but I have to admit the hard surface floor are cleaner. 
2: Facing forward or facing backwards, does it matter to you? Either way these days. 
3: If you had (or have) access to a rail system, would you continue to drive or take the trains?  I take the train if it is going near where I need to be.
4: Do you like the old color scheme or the new color scheme? I liked the warmer colors.  
5: How is the traffic where you live? Terrible. 

Please leave your answer in the comments. 

14 comments:

  1. 1: the carpet was ALWAYS ugly!

    2: doesn't matter

    3: I have access to septa to get to work. however, I would have to go into the city to change trains; might take me 1.5 hours. I live 7.5 miles from work; takes me 15 minutes, so driving is the better option.

    4: new; FABU!

    5: not too bad for a work commute; RTG and I work in the burbs.

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    1. My scheduling went wonky, this went up early.

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  2. 1. I don't like the carpet and for commuter trains, I think it is inappropriate.
    2. I prefer forward but don't mind backwards. Not so keen on sideways.
    3. Trains every time.
    4. I prefer the newer colour scheme.
    5. Traffic here is horrible.

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    1. At first I wanted to face forward, today, anything as long as I can find a seat

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    2. It is rather like that here now too. You can't be choosy.

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  3. 1) Prefer the hard floor, cleaner.
    2) I prefer moving forward.
    3) I would prefer a train however our city just built a 2 billion dollar system that completely collapses every single day and people are losing their jobs because they can't get to work, so car it is!!!
    4) I love blue so I prefer the new color.
    5) Traffic is not bad here compared to other cities, I'm lucky in that I mostly go against traffic so my way has a lot less traffic.

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    1. The people losing jobs, should be those who can't make the system work.

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  4. 1: The top picture is one of the older Metrorail cars with carpeting, the bottom picture is a newer car with hard surface flooring. Should they have kept the carpet? No. Impractical.
    2: Facing forward or facing backwards, does it matter to you? Forward preferably. But can do either and often go backwards because SG can’t.
    3: If you had (or have) access to a rail system, would you continue to drive or take the trains? I use the train here as often as I can.
    4: Do you like the old color scheme or the new color scheme? No preference.
    5: How is the traffic where you live? Málaga can be very unpleasant to navigate at times. But not the traffic density of D.C.

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    1. The original carpets were wool, it was in the DOT approved specifications, it took years to change the fiber type when wool became hard to source.

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  5. 1: The top picture is one of the older Metrorail cars with carpeting, the bottom picture is a newer car with hard surface flooring. Should they have kept the carpet? No, hard surface flooring seems more sanitary and easy to clean.
    2: Facing forward or facing backwards, does it matter to you? I kind of like sitting on the side benches.
    3: If you had (or have) access to a rail system, would you continue to drive or take the trains? I've never had access to a rail system where I've lived, but I used the SBahn frequently when I lived in Germany and the rail system in London when I could get down into the platform area. Sometimes both the elevator and escalators wouldn't be working in London.
    4: Do you like the old color scheme or the new color scheme? The new.
    5: How is the traffic where you live? My suburb of Indianapolis isn't too bad, but rush hour into or out of Indy proper is a nightmare.

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    1. I have a nephew that lives in Indianapolis,

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    2. How long has he been here?

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  6. 7 or 8 years, he works for a company that provides services to a hospital

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  7. Traffic is terrible everywhere I suppose

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