how can it be? Wrote:
> Nobody ever made their decision on whether to
> locate their business somewhere or not because of
> the availability of public transportation.
Really? I've heard the opposite. The quality of an area's mass-transportation system is ONE of the criteria they use to decide.
> Very few, if any, people outside the city need or
> want public transportation,
Sure, because those who needed it had to move where it was available.
> which, by the nature
> of things outside the grid pattern of a city,
> would mean any bus service would have to cover
> large amounts of mileage to accomodate one or two
> passengers. So if the working poor need
> transportation to their jobs, the WRTA would need
> either a large number of buses to cover the entire
> county at 7 am, and another trip at 5 pm, to get
> them to and from work. What are the buses going to
> do the rest of the time? Ride around empty, in
> case someone wants to go somewhere that particular
> bus happens to go? Will I be able to catch the bus
> in North Jackson and return the book I borrowed at
> the Ellsworth Library? And then go to New
> Springfield to shop?
> Public transportation cannot work outside the
> densely-populated urban areas. That's why it does
> not exist in any rural area anywhere in the
> country. For the WRTA to claim they'll provide
> these services to Mahoning County is nothing but a
> bald-faced lie.
Check out this link to the listing of routes the Stark county RTA offers.
To answer your question about serving rural areas, look at route 121 as an example of how less populated areas can be served.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/19/2008 10:34AM by city_resident.