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Fall colors near DC by public transportation?

I'd like to get out of DC for a day this weekend to see the last of the fall leaves. Difficulty: no car. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine on Nov 10, 2016 - 10 answers

Transportation in Cleveland: car or no?

I'll be in Cleveland this weekend starting this weekend and going into next week, trying to keep the world safe from the forces of neo-fascism. I'll be staying downtown and traveling to the Board of Elections, and I'm trying to figure out my transportation options. [more inside]
posted by holborne on Nov 2, 2016 - 6 answers

Hotel in Brussels

I am looking for a hotel in for two nights in Brussels. I have a flight to West Africa on Tuesday, June 7 at 10:25 a.m. so I will need to get to the airport very early. I see that the hotels near the airport generally cost more than those downtown, and aren't necessarily easier to reach. For speed and safety reasons, I'd like to stay at a place that's a direct train or taxi ride away from the airport. [more inside]
posted by smorgasbord on May 26, 2016 - 7 answers

What's a "paper brick house"? And what are the "cars" in "The River"?

Two questions about Flannery O'Connor's "The River". 1) What's a "paper brick house"? 2) What kind of public transportation are the "cars"? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Aug 19, 2015 - 4 answers

Using The Tube

Flying into Heathrow from the US, arriving in the evening on a Saturday. My wife thinks we should take the tube from the airport to our hotel in Kensington (the hotel is a short walk from the West Kensington station). Help me figure out a couple of things. [more inside]
posted by briank on Jul 1, 2015 - 23 answers

Going carless

I would like to go car-free eventually, but I can't bike and live in a city with subpar public transportation. Is this feasible? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on May 22, 2015 - 29 answers

Almost 2 hour commute - is it worth it?

I'm really interested in applying for this job but it would mean a commute of around 1 hour and 45 minutes one way each day (by reliable public transportation). I live in the suburbs so I am used to taking the underground everywhere and to it being a minimum of an hour before getting to where I want to go (but I don't do this on a daily basis). I'm worried almost 4 hours total of public transportation a day might be pushing it. [more inside]
posted by Blissful on Sep 28, 2014 - 48 answers

Rumor control: Where can I find official SEPTA expansion plans?

I've heard (or read) that SEPTA is actively planning to extend service to several towns/regions, but there's nothing about it on the SEPTA website nor on county government sites. [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB on Aug 10, 2014 - 4 answers

Best way to get from Seattle to Snoqualmie Pass without a car

I'm thru-hiking a section of the PCT with a friend, and I'm supposed to meet her at the trail near Snoqualmie Pass. Only issue is that I don't have a car and I'm not sure if I could convince anyone to drive me out there on a weekday(when we would meet). Are there any experienced northwest car-less hikers who have done this before?
posted by aleatorictelevision on Aug 7, 2014 - 10 answers

Getting around Chicago & Renting a Car

We (two adults and one rambunctious toddler) will be visiting family in Morton Grove, IL this coming week (Jun 28–Jul 4). Although we will be spending a few days with the family, we also want to make a number of trips into the city to see the sights. Since we are outside of Chicago we're wondering about the logistics of getting around. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jun 23, 2014 - 18 answers

ISO cheap things to do in Albuquerque without a car

I am taking a short train trip from CA to Albuquerque next weekend for a few days. I'm on a very tight budget and I won't be able to afford a car. How can I get around and what should I see? [more inside]
posted by luckynerd on Jun 21, 2014 - 10 answers

Traveling to and in Los Angeles on a budget and can't drive.

I am trying to figure out how to get to Los Angeles on a small budget, to visit a doctor for a chronic condition. The condition itself causes difficulty getting around. I need some suggestions on how to make this "work". [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Apr 20, 2014 - 23 answers

Places to Stay Near Subway in Chicago

I'm planning on traveling to Chicago from NYC for the first time in April, and I'm trying to find a place to stay (right now, via Airbnb). I've checked the recent Chicago travel questions, but they all seem rather car-centric, and I'm planning on commuting largely by subway/walking (and buses, if necessary). I'm trying to figure out how to stay somewhere safe, near a subway line. [more inside]
posted by EggplantPizza on Feb 12, 2014 - 13 answers

Brooklyn/Barclays Center help for Pennsylvanians

I need an affordable (but nice) hotel near public transportation that will easily get me to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Click for more specifics.) [more inside]
posted by mzwz on Sep 2, 2013 - 8 answers

Get me to Pike Place Market!

Can you help me figure out a good way to get to Downtown Seattle without driving in Downtown Seattle? [more inside]
posted by meese on Mar 26, 2013 - 11 answers

Pictures of celebrities riding public transit?

We're looking for photos of famous people riding public transit for a Facebook page that fights prejudice against public transportation. [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Mar 25, 2013 - 30 answers

Map The Trail For A Newish Hiker

So a week on the trails in Moab has renewed my interest in hiking. Help me keep it up here in New York instead - I need to know where to go and what to bring. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jan 8, 2013 - 13 answers

Bus from Albany/Corvallis to Portland?

Does public transportation between Corvallis, OR (or Albany) and Portland, OR exist? A bus that ran at least a few times a day would be great, but I can't seem to find one. I know about the hut shuttle but I am looking for something less expensive.
posted by long haired child on Nov 3, 2012 - 5 answers

iPhone, why do you hate public transportation?

I did something stupid today and 'updated' my iPhone 4 to iOS 6.0. The new Maps app doesn't include public transportation options (as Google Maps did previously) which I use extensively here in San Francisco. What are my options? Will anything be as seamless as the Google Maps app was?
posted by 2bucksplus on Sep 19, 2012 - 13 answers

Seeing Portland, OR without a rental car?

Me and the wife will be flying out to Portland, Oregon roughly six months from now to check out the city to see if we want to relocate. We were thinking of not renting a car and just using light rail to get around, since good public transportation is a major factor of why we want to relocate. How good or bad of an idea is this?
posted by AdamOddo on Aug 5, 2012 - 16 answers

What's a Great Gift for a Public Transportation-Loving Toddler?

What are your favorite public transportation/travel gifts for toddlers available in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Jul 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Rush Hour Freeway Commuting Takes Years Off My Life

How reliable is public transportation in LA? Can I trust it to get me to work on time? [more inside]
posted by garuda on Nov 25, 2011 - 32 answers

San Francisco After Dark

What should I know about getting around San Francisco/Bay Area via public transportation between 6 pm and 2 am on a semi-regular basis? I can get system information online, but what experience should I expect riding those systems? [more inside]
posted by Ardiril on Jun 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Guy gets on the MTA...

General tips for riding the LA MTA Rail? (Red Line in particular, if you'd like.) [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on May 10, 2011 - 6 answers

One way the West has the East beat...

What are some In-N-Out Burger locations easily accessible via airport and light rail? [more inside]
posted by Golfhaus on Apr 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Do any major world transportation systems operate at a profit?

Do any of the major world public transportation systems (Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Madrid etc.) operate at a profit? I was pondering New York's constant MTA woes and was wondering if other cities had similar problems. What are the factors that lead to profitability vs. expense? etc etc.
posted by GilloD on Mar 16, 2011 - 19 answers

I'm leavin' on a MetraTrain

Help me understand how to commute from Chicago to Elmhurst on a daily basis. [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Oct 16, 2010 - 11 answers

New Public Transit Locales

Where are the *newer* public transportation systems in the US (implemented, let's say, within the 2000s)? [more inside]
posted by The Biggest Dreamer on Sep 20, 2010 - 25 answers

Racked with concern

I need help figuring out if a certain type of bike rack on the bus will be dangerous to use with my bike. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Sep 2, 2010 - 7 answers

A huckleberry over my persimmon.

Where can I pick huckleberries in New York State that is accessible by public transportation and hiking? [more inside]
posted by jardinier on Jul 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Everyday I'm hustling. And crutching.

I broke my foot. And am a mess on crutches. Now what? And you are not my doctor, but my doctor won't see me. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Apr 23, 2010 - 34 answers

Best Canadian cities for non-drivers?

Best Canadian cities for non-drivers? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Feb 16, 2010 - 17 answers

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Please recommend a simple route on public transportation to go from JFK airport to White Plains Airport (Westchester County). [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Aug 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Can I be this much of a New York Jew?

When one buys a 30-day unlimited MetroCard from the NYC Subway, are those thirty days counted from the date of purchase or the date of first use? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Apr 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Please help us get to longwood to visit friends!

Anyone have any tips on taking public transportation with an infant? Bonus for Boston-centric and the T-based green line? [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Apr 18, 2009 - 17 answers

Public transportation options from Charlotte or Knoxville airports?

What type of public transportation is available in rural Tennessee and North Carolina? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Dec 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Tthe cheapest way to get to Fordham U. from Providence, RI on a Friday using public transportation

What is the cheapest way to get to Fordham University from Providence, RI on a Friday using public transportation (must leave around noon, if not earlier)? What is the cheapest way to get back?
posted by JamesJD on Nov 19, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I get there from here? (Lexington/Burlington MA)

I'll be travelling from NYC to Boston via bus or train (as yet undecided, probably bus) on Columbus Day weekend. That part is easy, it's getting from South Station or Greyhound in Newton to my destination that's challenging me. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Sep 27, 2008 - 17 answers

rubbing shoulders on the bus isn't exactly networking

Public transit personal space etiquette question. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Aug 15, 2008 - 28 answers

Get me to the mouse on time, shuttle options LA - Anaheim

I am in Los Angeles (Silver Lake area) and need to get to Anaheim (Disneyland/Convention Ctr. area) for this library conference this afternoonish. Is the best way to do this to go back to the airport and grab a shuttle, or is there something simpler? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 27, 2008 - 14 answers

Is there public transportation to Putnam County (New York) Supreme Court?

What are my transportation options for traveling from Manhattan to Putnam County Supreme Court in Carmel, New York? [more inside]
posted by manderacg on Apr 8, 2008 - 1 answer

LAX to Pomona College

What is the cheapest way to get to either Pomona College or Ontario Airport from LAX without having to resort to a cab, a rental car or a 40-mile hike? [more inside]
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam on Feb 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Lifetime Suburbanite wants to live the city life!

Where do I start exploring the city? [more inside]
posted by Alive N Kickin on Nov 28, 2007 - 16 answers

I think I can, I think I can...

Why are the trolleys in Philadelphia so unfathomably slow? [more inside]
posted by timory on Aug 30, 2007 - 23 answers

Going Carless in Minneapolis?

I'd like to sell my car and get around using public transportation and a shared car service like HourCar or ZipCar in Minneapolis. Has anyone used either of these services? [more inside]
posted by chriswarren on Aug 4, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me find a pedestrian friendly home!

Is there a city with an awesome public transportation system that won't break the bank? [more inside]
posted by english lit.ter bug on Mar 4, 2007 - 40 answers

No longer rockin' the suburbs.

How do you react to eccentric strangers on public transportation? [more inside]
posted by landedjentry on Feb 5, 2007 - 80 answers

Life without a car in the US: Easy living or scraping by?

Besides NYC, what are the best American cities to live in--for a non-driver? [more inside]
posted by QueSeraSera on Sep 20, 2006 - 55 answers

Can we get to a D.C. beach without a car?

Is there a MetroRail/Bus/MARC accessible BEACH near Washington, D.C.? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Aug 11, 2006 - 8 answers

Need help commuting via public transportation to get from downtown Silver Spring to near BWI Airport/Arundel Mills daily.

Need help commuting via public transportation to get from downtown Silver Spring to near BWI Airport/Arundel Mills daily. [more inside]
posted by seinfeld on Jun 22, 2006 - 7 answers

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