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City with good transportation system

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1. Posted by Penny H (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 18 Aug '13 22:30

Hello, all

Just want to talk about cities with good transportation systems! For example, I am from Asia, and I think some Asian cities like Hong Kong, Tokyo , and Taipei have convenient transportation system. They have complete routes (include bus & metro or subway)so passengers can reach where they want to go easily. Besides, they have good AFC (Automated Fare Collection) systems which makes their transportation system more efficient. They even unify different AFC systems!
If AFC systems can be unified, people can use just one single card(ticket) taking trains, subways, and even buses. That will be really convenient for both locals and travelers because we don't have to hold 2 or 3 cards for taking different kinds of transports. I believe many other countries are integrating their AFC systems, too! Welcome to share!

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2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1341 posts) 18 Aug '13 23:41

Wow, this AFC thing really turns you on, eh?

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by karam_jeet (Inactive, 14 posts) 19 Aug '13 02:42

I think in the US, New York City is also a good transportation system!! NYC has the most largest subway system in the world! Train system is best that can take you from the city to beaches, national parks, and surrounding suburbs of NJ,

4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1934 posts) 19 Aug '13 11:16

San Francisco and Portland also have extensive transit networks. The others that I know about in the US are Chicago, Washington and Boston. The NYC system is very extensive, but also fairly expensive (no transfers).

As a senior in Portland, my 30 day pass costs me $26. (normal adult pass over $100.)

One you forgot in Asia is Bangkok - a fairly new airport train there. I was also impressed with the system in Seoul - also a new airport train.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Aug-2013, at 11:18 by Daawgon ]

5. Posted by Jonell (Budding Member, 24 posts) 19 Aug '13 15:14

I know it isn't anything compared with the likes of NYC, but I think San Diego has a pretty decent transit system. Sometimes you have to wait for a bus for awhile, but you can go just about anywhere in the city on the bus or trolly. You also only have to buy one fairly priced ticket for both bus and trolly.