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If I'm going into the city I use it. Most other places I drive or walk.
I'd like to see significantly more investment in public transport. It needs to be cheaper, more frequent, more routes, better maps and communication.
I still consider myself lucky in that I have good options for getting around without a car. I know a lot of areas where you'd basically be trapped. Which sucks for the young, the old, the blind, and anyone who for whatever reason cannot drive.
In my suburban hometown, it is laughable: poor routes, unreliable, costs more than gas, and consequently no one ever uses it. In the college town where I currently reside, the college practically subsidizes (students ride it free) it b/c the university can't handle the parking. Buses from my apartment complex to campus (and vice versa) every ten minutes (routes from campus to everywhere in town, too). I wouldn't prefer to ride the bus, but parking is a real nightmare, and fvck paying for parking passes.
it's just not very good or well developed for citizens.
Saudi's currently building a lightrail systems in some of the cities like Riyadh, and there are plans to build a regional train system with the rest of the GCC. but its very undeveloped.
my company has a bus system that works fairly well. private companies do have it. but most of the busses i see are for private companies shuttling the foreign workers around (westerners, and nones alike).
plenty of taxis in the big more modern cities though.
In Los Angeles it's so bad that I consider it not to exist at all. Buses come once an hour...maybe, take forever to get anywhere. This is in stark contrast to my old vacation spot of San Francisco which have fast buses that seem to come by the regular stops every 15 minutes or so and if you live near a BART train station it's absurdly easy to get around the city.
The worse part for living in Jakarta was the transportation system,no monorails,no mrts,only the dumb ol' Metro Mini and Kopaja buses,TransJakarta didn't make me feel comfortable either,seriously,what's worse is that red minibus named "microlet" pits at almost everywhere. to replace this,I would recommend anyone walking or drive your ownSmashbrossive50you're from Indonesia? I just watch the raid last week. was a pretty good movie.
And the transportation is bad for me. seats are small(not really a big guy though) and they always slam on the breaks. its the reason why I would never play a my nintedo ds on the bus. plus it alwasys crowded. train isn't so bad though are pretty old( busses as well) but its also crowded from time to time. whats worse is that some of the trains stairs don't match with the train's stations platform. Almost feel like I could fall over
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