Why light rail is a fail:
Today I took the train to downtown Austin. Mostly, I just wanted to try it out and see how the logistics worked out, and I had a meeting downtown that was an excuse to try it.
It took 1.5 hours, each way. In light traffic, the drive is 20 minutes. In heavy traffic, it would be more like 45 minutes.
Included in that 1.5 hours is 11 minutes of driving just to get to the station (there are three stations within a 11-minute drive, the most convenient of which has essentially zero parking). The train ride is 40 minutes, the wait for the next train is 30 minutes, and the walk between the car parking and the train is about 10 minutes (huge parking lot). So I saved about 20-60 minutes of driving (still driving a total of 20 minutes, remember), and in exchange I spent 3 hours commuting instead of .75 - 1.5 hours of commuting.
The bus would take about 50 - 70 minutes.
Thread: Random Thought Thread
05-26-2016, 06:59 PM #63701An argument is two people sharing their ignorance.
A discussion is two people sharing their understanding, even when they disagree.
05-26-2016, 07:38 PM #63702
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The key factor is making the system large enough to be practical. Having just one or two lines is pretty worthless.
I have worked at locations less easily accessible to light rail and hated it.
And having traveled to many other major cities with well developed light rail and subway systems, I much prefer it to bus or driving.
Also, areas near light rail stations are in high demand from developers and would be residents, unlike like bus lines.
Of course, there were hugely popular and successful private light rail systems throughout the country until the oil, tire, and car companies conspired to close them down.....Originally Posted by Archilochus
Jesus said "Blessed are the peacemakers" not "blessed are the conflict avoiders.....
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05-26-2016, 08:34 PM #63703
This is the Chinese solution to public transit:
Chinese Invent Futuristic Bus Cars Can Drive Through
This is real. A Beijing based company has invented a bus that floats above traffic with a stilts design. The bus straddles two lanes, allowing cars to drive under the bus. The land air bus runs on special tracks placed along the sides of the road.
05-27-2016, 04:08 AM #63704
05-27-2016, 09:23 AM #63705
Why do I have this irrational desire to dress and stand out differently even when I feel like crap?
I re-bought ray ban clubmasters (that gold shine man) and thinking of wearing full black with my X files shirt.
I'm going to be stared at again today *sigh*obviously you're going to get nothing from reading this
05-27-2016, 11:33 AM #63706
I need a breakSo I made a sig. You know, to get all that identity ish...
MBTI: INTP(-A if you will)
Enne: 5w6 // 9w1 // 2w3
Inst Var: sp/so/sx
Socionics: I'll get to that lil bish in due time but tested out as INTj a couple times.
Aries for the fun of it.
05-27-2016, 12:21 PM #63707
I wonder if Donald Trump and antibiotic resistant bacteria will join forces to destroy civilization.Go to sleep, iguana.
INTP. Type 1>6>5. sx/sp.
Live and let live will just amount to might makes right
05-27-2016, 12:26 PM #63708
05-27-2016, 12:32 PM #63709
I'm still so fucking bitter over what happened. I'm still so bitter that I have to stay so good and pure while my heart is thrashed and dragged through barbs, just so some people can have 'revelations' about themselves, when truly they are so one dimensional and will never evolve above that of an ape.If you can read this, follow the clues.
05-27-2016, 12:39 PM #63710
Swallowing the memories, swallowing the cyanide.
It tastes oh so bitter.If you can read this, follow the clues.