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05-08-19, 09:22 AM
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Posted By tandempower

Some places are only reachable by plane. ...

Some places are only reachable by plane.

Really if the world ever gets truly serious about climate-sustainability reform, we'll have to make the time to go by sailing ship to cross oceans, as was...
05-08-19, 06:11 AM
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Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

Someone made the point that planes have drunk,...

Someone made the point that planes have drunk, smelly, and obnoxious people as well as buses; so it's not exactly clear why buses are considered lower class transportation than planes. Maybe it's...
05-07-19, 05:40 PM
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Posted By tandempower

That's a really good idea, actually. The...

That's a really good idea, actually. The challenge would be to develop DOT regulations to allow and facilitate entrance and exit of buses from rail road tracks.


It would be interesting if...
05-07-19, 03:58 PM
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Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

Please limit any discussion of rail to making...

Please limit any discussion of rail to making relevant points about bus service improvement, as per the topic of the thread.
05-05-19, 04:48 PM
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Posted By tandempower

Here's a link to a thread so you can discuss this...

Here's a link to a thread so you can discuss this topic. This thread is about buses.

High Speed Rail: what do other know that we don't?...
04-30-19, 03:41 PM
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Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

There's no solution for that with a bus, unless...

There's no solution for that with a bus, unless it becomes possible for smaller local shuttles to dock with buses on the highway while moving so passengers can board and exit long-distance buses...
04-29-19, 05:28 PM
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Posted By tandempower

What about taking a bus with more leg room...

What about taking a bus with more leg room instead of a flight with less?


Some restaurant food isn't really better quality, but the furniture/decorations and other customers are more expensive
...
04-29-19, 05:19 PM
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Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

Differences are largely subjective, based on...

Differences are largely subjective, based on things like clothing and hair styles. Maybe there are unwashed people on airplanes and it's less obvious because of the low humidity, idk. I don't think...
04-28-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

Because that's the reality of why many people...

Because that's the reality of why many people avoid buses, I think. Have you taken Greyhound? Have you noticed a difference between people taking Greyhound and people flying in airports? Class...
04-28-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

You are notorious to spinning things I say into...

You are notorious to spinning things I say into negatives to push me into defense. All you do when you respond to my posts is pick fights. I really don't see why you need to reply to my posts at...
04-28-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

For some of us, the more affordable the better. ...

For some of us, the more affordable the better. So there is a question of how to lower costs/prices while also improving quality. Automated driving could help. Disqualifying certain people from...
04-27-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

Apparently you have a problem with discussing...

Apparently you have a problem with discussing them here. Otherwise why would you be shifting attention to my personal life, as you have not unfrequently done in the past. I guess there are just some...
04-27-19, 11:01 AM
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Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

I have no idea what "ideas" you are talking...

I have no idea what "ideas" you are talking about. There is segregation built into transportation and retail in the ways I described. If you want to argue about it by talking with your wife at...
04-26-19, 06:05 AM
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Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

Yes, long distances. Highway trips. Anywhere...

Yes, long distances. Highway trips. Anywhere from 1/2 hour to over 24 hours. Buses as trains, basically, since trains are incredibly difficult to achieve in many places.



I really dislike...
04-25-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

I'm really just talking about long-distance bus...

I'm really just talking about long-distance bus routes. I think if people could rely on buses to go long distance, they could manage with a combination of transit and ride/bike/scooter share once...
04-25-19, 06:11 AM
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Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

That's a really interesting idea. They should at...

That's a really interesting idea. They should at least start experimenting more with selling multiple ride tickets in a single package and then doing more research into what customers want.


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04-24-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

These were in reference to long-distance...

These were in reference to long-distance bus/coach trips.
04-22-19, 04:15 PM
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Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

Well, the point of an economy is to serve needs...

Well, the point of an economy is to serve needs and to regulate production and labor. So there are uncountable ways to accomplish these economic goals, and there are a lot of political-social issues...
04-21-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

Air travel waxes and wanes in popularity,...

Air travel waxes and wanes in popularity, probably related to the economic cycles; but many people realize it is a relatively inefficient form of transportation and seek to replace it with more...
04-21-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

It's nice when you like your shift, but not...

It's nice when you like your shift, but not everyone likes all shifts so it is good for automation to give people more freedom to work when they want and not when they don't want.

As for "moving...
04-21-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

I don't understand the relevance of your...

I don't understand the relevance of your experience here. If you enjoyed your late shift, that doesn't mean that everyone does. It doesn't mean that some people don't take such shifts as a way of...
04-20-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

Most people prefer day shifts. Some people get...

Most people prefer day shifts. Some people get stuck working less-desirable shifts because they need a job and they have to take what's available to get in the door. If the operator has to pay...
04-19-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

It's a pain that there are all these good reasons...

It's a pain that there are all these good reasons to reduce automotive traffic, from congestion to infrastructure costs to sprawl/deforestation, to climate reforms; yet other business/economic...
04-19-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

Yes, it would be for efficient long-distance...

Yes, it would be for efficient long-distance (highway) travel.


My thought was that longer non-stop coach runs could be facilitated by driverless control combined with refueling-without-stopping...
04-17-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,767
Posted By tandempower

How can buses get better?

High-speed rail has been pursued as a way of popularizing medium/long-distance transit to relieve air-traffic. The expense and political problems with it, however, block it from taking off.


Bus...
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