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    BF's Level 12 Wizard SingingSabre's Avatar
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    Heading off to LA soon...

    And just want to know how the public transportation is there.

    So...how is it?
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    And just want to know how the public transportation is there.

    So...how is it?
    Transportation in Louisiana? Is good!


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    Los Angeles, silly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Los Angeles, silly!
    well, in that case, when you hear "bang, bang, bang!" get as low as possible, and if possible, hide behind solid concrete.

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    Where in LA

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    Whenever I am there I rent a car. Seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
    Where in LA
    My grandma lives in Artesia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    Whenever I am there I rent a car. Seriously.
    I'm looking at that, but rental prices are so prohibitive.
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    There is some public transportation, but this place was designed for cars, just not as many as there are now. It's so spread out here, it would be hard to have enough public trans to cover everything.

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    I don't have a car and it's doable, but it takes a lot of time. Definitely plan for transit times when going anywhere. If you go to www.metro.net and enter your start and end addresses it'll tell you how to get almost anywhere by public transportation, and how long it'll take.

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    There are two train systems, the Metro and the Metrolink. The Metro trains are pretty good and will get you places in LA County (Pasadena, Long Beach, Hollywood, downtown) fairly quick and cheap. I think a day pass is $3. Metrolink trains connect the surrounding counties such as Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and tend to be more expensive ($10-15 round trip) and less frequent.

    The Metro bus system is cheap and goes just about everywhere, but it's slow slow slow.

    Can you just borrow your grandma's car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    There is some public transportation, but this place was designed for cars, just not as many as there are now. It's so spread out here, it would be hard to have enough public trans to cover everything.
    my thoughts exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff^d View Post
    There are two train systems, the Metro and the Metrolink. The Metro trains are pretty good and will get you places in LA County (Pasadena, Long Beach, Hollywood, downtown) fairly quick and cheap. I think a day pass is $3. Metrolink trains connect the surrounding counties such as Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and tend to be more expensive ($10-15 round trip) and less frequent.

    The Metro bus system is cheap and goes just about everywhere, but it's slow slow slow.

    Can you just borrow your grandma's car?
    Day pass is $5 now and you need a tap card (reusable plastic card) to use it. SS, I have an extra one, so if you wanna have it that's ok.
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    Metro pass is now $5

    Visit downtown Union Station, it's beautiful
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    Quote Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
    Day pass is $5 now and you need a tap card (reusable plastic card) to use it. SS, I have an extra one, so if you wanna have it that's ok.
    Huh, shows how much I get out of my 909 bubble

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    Well, here's the itinerary:

    Leave Tucson tonight (Amtrak) at 11:35
    Arrive LA at Union Station at 9:40 AM
    Take Metro to grandma's (in Artesia)
    I'll use her car part of the time, public transit the rest (Jolleen, if that justifies the use of your spare card, cool. If not, no sweat!).

    I'll have my camera and lighting, so if anyone in LA wants to shoot, let me know (Jolleen -- I could use a couples session under my belt if you and teh bf want!).

    Armed with google maps (with GPS!) and internet (metro.net) on my phone, I think I'm set!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Well, here's the itinerary:

    Leave Tucson tonight (Amtrak) at 11:35
    Arrive LA at Union Station at 9:40 AM
    Take Metro to grandma's (in Artesia)
    I'll use her car part of the time, public transit the rest (Jolleen, if that justifies the use of your spare card, cool. If not, no sweat!).

    I'll have my camera and lighting, so if anyone in LA wants to shoot, let me know (Jolleen -- I could use a couples session under my belt if you and teh bf want!).

    Armed with google maps (with GPS!) and internet (metro.net) on my phone, I think I'm set!
    Sounds like you got it all planned out. FYI, CHP doesn't like it when you drive 100mph on the 405 at 2am.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    Sounds like you got it all planned out. FYI, CHP doesn't like it when you drive 100mph on the 405 at 2am.
    *writes that down*

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    Sounds like you got it all planned out. FYI, CHP doesn't like it when you drive 100mph on the 405 at 2am.
    The CHP is generally very cranky about a lot of things. They're best avoided.

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    They find it especially offensive when you ask them to hold your joint and beer while you look for your license.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austropithicus View Post
    Transportation in Louisiana? Is good!

    That's Florida


    This is La.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    Aaaaaaand I'm off!
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