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Why isn't "Elevated" Heavy Rail more promoted, planned, then built in the US for NEW transit in our Major cities?

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Originally Posted by That_One_Guy

I agree that Phillys system is somewhat lacking but it's still easily one of the best in The US. In context of the thread, the bar is set extremely low so it kind of is something special. For American standards.

Somebody mentioned Vancouver though and that got me thinking of where do you guys think the Canadian cities would rank in this? I've only been to Toronto so I can't speak for all of them, but I think Torontos subway was also somewhat lacking, but compared to these cities I would rank it near the top. Above Philly but just below Boston.

Idk about Vancouver or Montreal, but I love the name "Skytrain" btw. I'm guessing it's mostly all elevated like Chicago.

I'm just surprised. Surprised US cities don't do more NEW Elevated systems? Cheaper then subways. But yes, more then light-rail ground-level.

Some world cites that chose ELEVATED Systems and combos are :

- Dubai

- Bangkok

- Chicago (quintessential majority Elevated and in its Core reminding for over 100 years)

Dubai Elevated RED-LINE Train 8X speed.

(Ironically, Only Chicago, Dubai and Boston, name their lines BY A COLOR)

- opened in 2009

- hit 10-million riders its first year

- was a instant SUCESS costing for all the lines. Well over 7 Billion.


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