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Transportation poll

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Which of these is most applicable to you?

I live in the U.S. or Canada. There is reliable local public transportation in my area, and I have a car as well.
3
43%
I live in the U.S. or Canada. There is reliable local public transportation in my area, and I don't have a car.
1
14%
I live in the U.S. or Canada. There is shortage of public transportation in my area, and I have no other choice but to rely on my car.
2
29%
I live in the U.S. or Canada. There is shortage of public transportation in my area, but I don't drive, so I have to rely on what's barely available.
0
No votes
I live outside of North America. There is reliable local public transportation in my area, and I have a car as well.
0
No votes
I live outside of North America. There is reliable local public transportation in my area, and I don't have a car.
1
14%
I live outside of North America. There is shortage of public transportation in my area, so I have no choice but to rely on my car.
0
No votes
I live outside of North America. There is shortage of public transportation in my area, but I don't drive, so I have to rely on what's barely available.
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 7

skeptic
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Transportation poll

Post by skeptic » May 28th, 2013, 1:16 pm

Some of you claim that public transportation in America is non-existent. While this is a terrible exaggeration, it can be true for many. It's not a secret that for many decades the government in the U.S. has maintained a skewed funding policy, which resulted in near-extinction of public transportation in many places, especially in smaller cities or towns. Europe and Asia for the most part have been doing far better in that regard. I'm not sure about Latin American countries though.
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Post by zboy1 » May 28th, 2013, 3:26 pm

Well, I live in NYC--which has some really great public transportation available--the problem is the people that also have to ride with you including: mentally crazed people, gangs, thuggish youths, racists, and just nasty (and rude) White collar types that think they own the world. That's why I take my car instead, to avoid the hassle.

And this isn't only an American problem: public transportation in Europe, Australia, and Russia is also filled with these types of people. Why do you think there's all these videos of crazy people, racists, fights, and drunken behavior caught on video by passengers all over the world? The only place (that I can think of) where public transportation is very safe (for the most part) and where these types of incidents are somewhat rare is in Asia (excluding Hong Kong, of course! LOL).

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Post by Jester » May 28th, 2013, 6:58 pm

zboy1 wrote:Well, I live in NYC--which has some really great public transportation available--the problem is the people that also have to ride with you


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E Irizarry R&B Singer
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Re: Transportation poll

Post by E Irizarry R&B Singer » May 28th, 2013, 7:32 pm

skeptic wrote:Some of you claim that public transportation in America is non-existent. While this is a terrible exaggeration, it can be true for many. It's not a secret that for many decades the government in the U.S. has maintained a skewed funding policy, which resulted in near-extinction of public transportation in many places, especially in smaller cities or towns. Europe and Asia for the most part have been doing far better in that regard. I'm not sure about Latin American countries though.


Latin American, the buses are cheap-as-h.ell. The cab fares are so-so, even for the locals. But interprovincial and interregional buses are fairly cheap in countries like Ecuador, Bolivia, Perú, etc.
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