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  1. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The London Underground map is so clear and easy to read … and they have a lot more lines and stations.

  2. Ez2foome

    Ez2foome GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    That’s because they’re in a country that wasn’t run by the auto companies when their transit system was built.

  3. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 2 years ago

    In Chicago there’s those colors plus pink, purple, red and brown.

  4. 144 Cent

    144 Cent said, about 2 years ago

    Buffalo doesn’t need a map. There’s only one line, and there’s nothing on either end.

  5. lontooni

    lontooni said, about 2 years ago

    I Hampton Roads more people are riding PT then ever. More are using bicycles too.

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 2 years ago

    Frankfurt/Germany: lots of lines, if you print all the different PT-lines in one plan nobody can understand it. Even the reduced, de-cluttered plans for a single type of PT can take a while to read. But there is an excellent app that will guide you from A to B on the quickest route. And the interesting thing is that Germany is a leading car-company country and yet the excellent PT-system was installed in the 70’s despite of that. Maybe because of OPEC?

  7. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 2 years ago

    A fun spot for the color blind.

  8. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, about 2 years ago

    Be glad if you have a system. In many Latin American cities, buses and routes are privately owned. Even tho they’re subsidized by the gov’t, the owners can’t figure out how to keep them in safe condition or hire safe drivers. The drivers’ goal is to meet time constraints and out-compete other drivers for passengers. Let’s hear it for free-market competition!

  9. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 2 years ago

    Morty and Lisa certainly offer a great contrast. When I have spent time in Europe in recent years, Vienna and Berlin mostly, I loved the freedom of being able to go wherever I liked, without much hassle, and quite cheaply, though those cities excellent public transportation. My family lived in Vienna for years back in the 1980s, and though my Dad immediately bought a car when he got the city (being an regular American), in the end whole months would go by without the car coming out of the garage. A good public transportation system means more freedom for everyone. Germany may be as much in love with the automobile as America is, but it is also a country where the working man has rights, and government is obliged to consider the welfare of all citizens, not just the more affluent. And they have more of the “we’re all in the same boat” mentality that we sometimes lack.


    I read about an interest example of that recently. Atlanta, I think it was, proposed extending bus service to certain middle-class suburbs. The residents opposed this measure because the availability of affordable public transport would mean that people of lesser means who worked in the city could then afford to live in those suburbs. The whole idea was in part to let people move to better neighborhoods. The people already there feared an influx of “undesirable” neighbors, and got the proposal abandoned. The fact that most of the people who would benefit from PT were black, and most of those living in these suburbs were white “had nothing to do with it” of course.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    I am sorry I cannot understand why a national anything cartoonist or otherwise cares so much about Washington’s transit system. I don’t care much about the DART it Dallas.
    No one in NY should care nor Boston nor LA nor San Francisco it is a local issue.

  11. Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    Mhic Dhu Ghaill GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @jack75287

    He works for the Washing Post.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    @jack75287

    He does local cartoons, too. They all go up here.

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 2 years ago

    This is only depicting the three lines that are most affected by the new “rush plus”. It’s a plus for some, for others not so much.

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The one customer has his own cop. Nice man purse by the way.
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    When in any major European city, take the time to understand the subway map, it will take you anywhere.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Too many American cities have no “functional” system, and it’s the “progress” brought by auto and oil companies, period.

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