Saturday, June 04, 2005

This is how I judge a city...

The transportation here in South Florida sucks. No wonder that you have to pry the drivers licenses from the 97 year old, telephone book jacked up grannies and grandpa's, because their is no ample transport here. They have this billion dollar rail system that is next to nothing to ride, but how the fuck do you get to it? I took a bus today to Boca Raton, which required transferring. Now, the buses are all timed...Timed to miss each other by five minutes so you sit in this pea soup like atmosphere for 55 minutes more. It's fucking brainless. The idiots making the schedules should have to get from point A to point B for a week and then you will see the changes.

New York definitely ranks as the best way to get around in a city at any time of the day. (Even though I've cursed the 4,5,6 line some nights for being late; I forgive).

San Francisco comes in at a close second. Their BART system is clean and goes just about everywhere, the only drawbacks I found where the freaking Swiss Alp like climbs to get to most stations.

Philadelphia is third along with Chicago wherein I relied on their transports for the two short days I stayed there, and I found each to be pretty decent, but Philly had some long ass walks to reach certain stations.

Los Angeles is one of those places where you ask your friend who works in the costuming department at 20th Century Fox to supply with an outfit so that no one you know sees you either entering, exiting or waiting for any of their transportations. It's a bitch, but it's true.

New Jersey...Ah, poor New Jersey. Always a bridesmaid, never the bride. Well, this time they are the Flower Girl...With Florida being the new wife to the divorced father whom everyone hates.

One last thing. And this might sound mean and all, cause we are all God's children; but the one's riding the flu. And LAO public system seem to be a few crayons short for arts and crafts.

1 comment:

Hephaestion said...

Hey! We have pretty darned good public transportation here in DC!
I'd rate us 2nd in a tie with SF.

But the best subway I've ever seen is in Moscow. And it's got gorgeous, museum-like stations, too!