Is public transportation in New York better than other major cities?
Why not other states follow NYC?
- Coffee DrinkerLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
The State of Washington just finished building a new tunnel in Seattle to replace a street that was previously on an elevated structure. The old structure was falling apart and becoming unsafe.
the tunnel cost $3.4 Billion dollars and is just under 1.8 miles long. So the cost of the tunnel was over $1.8 Billion dollars per mile.At that price, cities simply cannot afford to go around digging new tunnels to install new subway systems. New York has the benefit of the fact that its subway tunnels were dug and paid for generations ago, so they only need to maintain them.
- u_bin_calledLv 71 month ago
for the same reason NY State does not "follow NYC"....
NYC is a dense-pack hive with nearly 30,000 people per square mile, its transportation system is designed to move large numbers of people over relatively short distances....
the cost to tear down, dig up and replace existing infrastructure to build an NYC-style system in western and midwestern cities established after the early 19th Century could be better spent improving statewide infrastructure as a whole
- Ryde,0nLv 71 month ago
New York Public Transportation has the best rats and urine .
- Blue Skies.Lv 71 month ago
Only if you like walking through human waste/
body order that would stun a Yak. If that's for
you. Your a New Yorker.
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- a2yarLv 71 month ago
Far worse than Beijing, China and many European cities
- 1 month ago
I've been to NYC for business on a few occasions and I must say it worked out damn well. During rush hour, there was a train every few minutes. The new Second Ave line is going to be great, too. Then there are the crosstown buses. It's all pretty sweet.
Of course, it helps when you jam millions of people into a small area.
It just doesn't work well in smaller cities. You can't run trains every few minutes in those markets.
- Integration 20Lv 71 month ago
Never been to NYC...
But it probably is better out of sheer necessity.
The population density in NYC makes mass transit almost a requirement.
Whereas where I live in San Antonio, the city is spread out making mass transit a fiscal impossibility.
- JeromeLv 61 month ago
Some of them suck.
Mostly down south.
No car, no life.