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What's the easiest way to get from O'Hare to downtown Chicago?

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]
posted by leahwrenn on Jun 26, 2014 - 26 answers

How Old Before He Can Travel On His Own?

What's a nice round consensus on the minimum age for an unaccompanied boy to go from South Station to Midtown? [more inside]
posted by whuppy on Nov 25, 2013 - 44 answers

Best way to get from Boston to NYC

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]
posted by Colonel_Chappy on Nov 24, 2013 - 23 answers

Hotel, trip length, and transportation in Seoul

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]
posted by wintersweet on Jul 26, 2013 - 11 answers

Cape Ann, MA area. Will we regret not renting a car?

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]
posted by domino on May 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Visitors to L.A: Was traffic better or worse than you expected?

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]
posted by Room 641-A on Apr 29, 2013 - 60 answers

What's a good car service from Brooklyn to LaGuardia?

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.)?
posted by Peemster on Mar 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Off-the-shelf shipping company job board application or site?

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.
posted by daHIFI on Mar 6, 2013 - 2 answers

Driving from Seattle to Whistler. Anything I need to know?

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]
posted by schmod on Feb 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Troubles with the DMV after lapse of ins coverage. Advice sought.

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]
posted by cardinality on Feb 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me get a client from NYC to Long Island

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]
posted by Dolley on Nov 1, 2012 - 6 answers

And I was really looking forward to this trip, too!

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]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Oct 31, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I get a bus ticket from Dubai to Oman?

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]
posted by Televangelist on Oct 13, 2012 - 3 answers

How to get guests from the parking lot to the wedding?

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]
posted by pineapple carver on Sep 6, 2012 - 20 answers

What is the best way to get to San Francisco Airport from the East Bay?

What is the best way to get to San Francisco Airport from the East Bay? [more inside]
posted by eeby on Aug 29, 2012 - 16 answers

How to move to Boston

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]
posted by Kriesa on Jul 11, 2012 - 15 answers

NYC to Atlanta and back on $200 or less.

Round-trip from NYC to Atlanta, GA for under $200? On Labor Day weekend? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jul 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Viability a specialized courier service.

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]
posted by mrflibble on Jul 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me maximize my time in Los Angeles!

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]
posted by signondiego on May 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Recommendations from locals in Kips Bay, Manhattan

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]
posted by SamFrancisco on Mar 19, 2012 - 12 answers

How to get to Arlington, TX from DAL

Flying into Dallas Love Field Airport late in evening. How best to get to Arlington, TX? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Mar 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Getting from San Diego to LAX Cheap

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]
posted by Taken Outtacontext on Jan 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Until when is my Metro North monthly ticket good?

From what date to what date are MTA Metro North monthly tickets effective? (seems obvious I know, but I am confused)... [more inside]
posted by taltalim on Dec 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Sounder to Sounders?

Will there be Sounder train service to the Seattle Sounders-Man U match this Wednesday? [more inside]
posted by Liver Killer on Jul 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Really, Houston? REALLY???

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]
posted by cyndigo on May 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Car rental and transportation questions for Jersey City

Getting from Newark Airport to Jersey City, late night and with kids in tow? Bonus question about car rental (oh, the joy!) [more inside]
posted by mosk on May 16, 2011 - 8 answers

How do you transport pavlova? And do you pre-assemble it or not?

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]
posted by scazza on Feb 14, 2011 - 18 answers

hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work he goes (on a scooter?)

Should I buy my teenage son a scooter to get to work? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Sep 28, 2010 - 53 answers

Do we want a car to visit Philadelphia?

Do we need a car for a four day visit to Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by arabelladragon on Sep 19, 2010 - 17 answers

Bike Racks - Double Fare?

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]
posted by Danf on Aug 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Like riding a bicycle

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]
posted by ttyn on Jul 31, 2010 - 24 answers

White Plains to Manhattan

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!
posted by tmharris65 on Jul 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Can you help me find a reliable taxi service in El Paso Texas?

Can someone recommend a reliable taxi service in El Paso, Texas to ELP airport? [more inside]
posted by Carius on May 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Using Taxicabs and the Subway in NYC

Using the subway and taxicabs in NYC without looking like a rube. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Mar 31, 2010 - 72 answers

Who or what killed the railroad?

Why don't we have a great railroad system in this country? [more inside]
posted by birdwatcher on Oct 8, 2009 - 40 answers

The fast and/or the easy.

TransitFilter: Lewes, UK (by Brighton) to Heathrow Terminal 5. Arrival 6pm tonight (Friday). Options? [more inside]
posted by Goofyy on Sep 11, 2009 - 8 answers

What kind of zippy bike to get?

What bike to get? Indulge me, oh mighty bike warriors. Road, cyclocross, touring, zippy. [more inside]
posted by readymade on Sep 2, 2009 - 32 answers

two stroke or 4

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?
posted by kanemano on Jul 16, 2009 - 19 answers

15 cars and 15 restless riders

[Chicagofilter] Is it possible to search for businesses near an entire El line, rather than just an individual stop?
posted by nayrb5 on Jun 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Would a tire that is losing pressure rapidly be safer on the front or back of the car?

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]
posted by Malice on May 17, 2009 - 18 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

Are freight trains replacing long haul trucks?

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]
posted by lifeofthunder on Mar 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Getting to the game....

We're going to a Seahawks game and I'm wondering what the best transportation option is? [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry on Oct 23, 2008 - 5 answers

NOLA: Metairie Cemetery

I'm going to New Orelans next week, for the first time since 2001... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Oct 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Which NYC bus routes have the most to see?

What New York City bus routes are the most scenic? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jan 31, 2008 - 17 answers

Abandoned ferry visible from the NJ Turnpike?

Is that an old, abandoned ferry in the Arthur Kill? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Oct 8, 2007 - 12 answers

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