I'm in Berkeley right now (near the Ashby BART station) and am headed down to Menlo Park this afternoon/early evening (today, Friday). It looks like there are two ways I can go: through San Francisco via rail the whole way, or along the East Bay via rail and then via bus across the Dumbarton Bridge. What's the easiest and/or quickest way? [more inside]
Going to HK on Wednesday, and wondering how much getting around is affected by the situation in Central. More specifically, getting from the airport to hotel in Shatin, and getting from the hotel to City University (Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre). Is there anything to be concerned about / that I should know before setting off? Many thanks.
I need to use a car to get around Phoenix for anywhere from 2 to 6+ weeks, and I won't know how long I need it until I'm done using it. What kind of service do I use or what do I do? [more inside]
Next week, on a weekday morning, I need to meet up with a friend near Chicago. She'll be coming from Peoria in a car; I'll be coming from Logan Square, with a carry-on size suitcase and no car. We'll be driving together to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Can you suggest a specific spot that might work? [more inside]
We are moving to New Jersey on the Bloomfield / Montclair border. I know nothing about the neighborhoods except their reputations. Help me hit the ground running with things I should know, especially best coffee, food, shopping, parks, health services, business services and other things that wikipedia has left out. Thanks! [more inside]
My family and I (2 adults, 2 kids, probably 3 pieces of luggage) will be arriving at O'Hare around 4:30 pm. What's the easiest way to get to a condo in downtown Chicago? [more inside]
For upcoming international travel I booked a flight out of Newark for the lower cost. I anticipated having a ride but am now forced to deal with transportation to/from the airport. I'll be gone for just over two weeks and will leave and arrive back during normal business hours on weekdays. I live in Montgomery County PA and am looking for transportation options to Newark Airport. Some options include: - Suburban rail to center city Philadelphia, Amtrak to Newark - Suburban rail to trenton, train to Newark/bus to airport - driving - hiring a car service - shuttle So far it seems like all the public transit options are pretty cheap but a pain from where I live and given that I'll have luggage. Hiring a car service would be easiest but most expensive. I liked the option of the SuperTrans shuttle which could either pick me up at home or at a nearby hotel, but have read terrible yelp reviews on them. Anyone have experience getting to/from Newark that could be helpful here?
What's a nice round consensus on the minimum age for an unaccompanied boy to go from South Station to Midtown? [more inside]
We're trying to get from Boston to NYC with as little expense and aggravation as possible. What's the best way to do that? [more inside]
I'm going to Korea for the first time. It'll be a very short trip because I'm just attending/presenting at a conference at Yonsei University. I need help figuring out a reasonable trip length, a place to stay, and which of the many airport-city transportation choices is best. And uh, some other stuff. [more inside]
Thanks to AskMefi, we have figured out we can get from Boston to the Cape Ann area by commuter rail. What I can't determine for certain is if we will want a car when we get there. [more inside]
I reply to a fair number of L.A. travel questions here and many of the answers (including mine) often contain dire warnings about traffic. This happens even if traffic isn't directly related to the question being asked. So, visitors to our fair city, how bad was the traffic really, and what information/advice can I give to newbie LA tourists who drive? [more inside]
I am sorry to ask such a dumb question, but I have a very early flight from South Park Slope to LaGuardia, and googling car services so far is returning not great results. Is there a car service someone can recommend for an early pick up (our flight is at 5:30 a.m.)?
I have a meeting next week with a Seafood distribution company that wants an application that can match up truck drivers with people needing stuff shipped. Before I go into the meeting I'd like to be able to provide a short list of existing services or applications that can provide some of this functionality. I'm having problems locating anything and I'd like to know what the alternatives are before I pitch them a $10-12K development project. I'm assuming that they're going to need something that drivers can access from their phones that can provide them with a list of jobs near their location or along their planned route. We've discussed using Access or SQL server integrated with IIS or Sharepoint, but a hosted solution that uses PHP/mySQL is also on the table.
Tomorrow night, I'll be driving from Seattle to Whistler, BC. What's the drive going to be like, and is there anything that I should know? [more inside]
Hi all, longtime reader here, new poster. While dealing with multiple personal hardships (more inside), I had a lapse in insurance coverage for 10 days. This has snowballed into a major issue for me, and I may lose my driving privileges for 3 months, which means losing my job. Any and all advice/anecdata appreciated. [more inside]
Is there a web site that figures directions via public public transportation in the NYC and Long Island areas? If not, can someone in the hive help? I need directions for a client from E 65th in NYC to 56th Ave in Elmhurst, NY. I'm unfamiliar with NYC/LI. [more inside]
I'm supposed to be at a B&B in Philadelphia tomorrow evening, and right now I'm in Brooklyn. I don't have a car, rail isn't running, busses leave from parts of the city that are extremely difficult to access and I'm not even sure I could get a ticket. Suggestions? Am I not thinking of something? [more inside]
Anyone here who lives in / transits to Oman regularly: How can I book a bus ticket on the national bus line, ONTC Oman? Their official website hasn't worked for months. [more inside]
Wedding transport help. A friend of mine is getting married and I'm helping arrange logistics. We're going to have the guests all park in a public parking lot about a mile from the site of the wedding (which is at someone's house - there is no closer place than this parking lot to fit ~100 guests' cars). The question is how best to get them from the parking lot to the site of the wedding? More details below. [more inside]
What is the best way to get to San Francisco Airport from the East Bay? [more inside]
Please tell me everything I need to know about the logistics of finding an apartment and moving to Boston on a month's notice. [more inside]
Round-trip from NYC to Atlanta, GA for under $200? On Labor Day weekend? [more inside]
Viability of freelance / contract long distance courier or chauffeur type service? Or even short distance off hours. Something that fills the gap FedEx and UPS don't service. [more inside]
In less than three weeks I will be spending a week in Los Angeles to see if I want to move there. Not having a car, how can I make the most of the week I have there and make it a great vacation regardless of my decision? Basically, how do I plan this trip? [more inside]
I will be staying in a rented apartment at 28th St and 2nd Ave in the Kips Bay Area of New York City for a week at the end of April. Can anyone familiar with the area (Kips Bay, Manhattan) orient me to local transportation, fun activities, and good eats? [more inside]
Flying into Dallas Love Field Airport late in evening. How best to get to Arlington, TX? [more inside]
In mid April I will be in San Diego at a conference. After the conference I want to go up to LA for a few days. I am flying into San Diego but flying out from LA. So, I want to get from San Diego to LA as cheaply as possible. One way. I also want to get as close to LAX as possible to rent a car when I get up there. [more inside]
From what date to what date are MTA Metro North monthly tickets effective? (seems obvious I know, but I am confused)... [more inside]
Will there be Sounder train service to the Seattle Sounders-Man U match this Wednesday? [more inside]
Google transport and Houston's crappy metro map won't route me from Hobby airport to downtown. This can't be right. Can it? [more inside]
Getting from Newark Airport to Jersey City, late night and with kids in tow? Bonus question about car rental (oh, the joy!) [more inside]
I need advice from experienced bakers, pavlova makers, or Kiwis/Aussies. How do you transport a pavlova? And do you pre-assemble it or not? I'm making a pavlova for a birthday dinner & I'm concerned about cracking & sogginess. Help! [more inside]
Should I buy my teenage son a scooter to get to work? [more inside]
Do we need a car for a four day visit to Philadelphia? [more inside]
Washington State Ferries. . .We are going to the San Juans and taking our bikes. Height rules indicate a 100% surcharge for over-height vehicles (which having our bikes upright will cause). Can we lay our bikes flat on the racks, once we get to the ferry line? [more inside]
Haven't sat on a bike since I was a kid and now looking to buy a brand new shiny bicycle. Female, mid 20s, zero-bike-knowledge. Help me! [more inside]
I'm taking a quick trip to NYC and the cheapest flights I can find are to White Plains. How difficult will it be for me to get from the White Plains airport into the city (my hotel is on Park at 26th)? Thanks!
Can someone recommend a reliable taxi service in El Paso, Texas to ELP airport? [more inside]
Using the subway and taxicabs in NYC without looking like a rube. [more inside]
Why don't we have a great railroad system in this country? [more inside]
TransitFilter: Lewes, UK (by Brighton) to Heathrow Terminal 5. Arrival 6pm tonight (Friday). Options? [more inside]
What bike to get? Indulge me, oh mighty bike warriors. Road, cyclocross, touring, zippy. [more inside]
I m looking to buy a used scooter, I've looked all over and have not found a definite answer, which is better, 4 stroke or 2?
[Chicagofilter] Is it possible to search for businesses near an entire El line, rather than just an individual stop?
I have a tire that keeps losing pressure rapidly. In a car with front wheel drive, would it be safer to have the tire on the front, or the back? At least until the tire can be replaced. [more inside]
Anyone have any tips on taking public transportation with an infant? Bonus for Boston-centric and the T-based green line? [more inside]
FreightTrainFilter: Living near train tracks in Greensboro, NC, I've noticed that there's an increase in the amount of double-stacked trailers that you would normally see being hauled by rigs on the interstate. Is this related simply to fuel costs, or are there other factors at work? [more inside]
We're going to a Seahawks game and I'm wondering what the best transportation option is? [more inside]
I'm going to New Orelans next week, for the first time since 2001... [more inside]
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