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mybigtruck

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 1:15:30 AM

it provided free WiFi?
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 7:33:43 PM

Trains are not affordable. They are extremely convenient for me but priced in the stratosphere. Makes no sense to ride one.
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LibertyGuardian
All-Star Author Arizona

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 10:34:23 AM

Bus or train???
I'd have to drive at least 30 miles to the nearest bus stop and 60 plus miles to a train station...don't think that's about to happen any time soon but then I can't imagine ever moving back anywhere close to some inner city environment again either.

[Edited by: LibertyGuardian at 1/27/2015 10:38:58 AM EST]
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 7:57:28 AM

I'd take a train if it were available but it isn't.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 6:08:09 AM

no
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Mininana
Sophomore Author New York

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 12:39:35 PM

once get near larger city, much prefer rail... have a whole clockwork of stations used to park en route to new York, recently parked at Baltimore station en route to baseball in Washington
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PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 10:40:05 AM

No
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 9:17:56 AM

NO
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Hemond
Champion Author Providence

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 9:03:50 AM

The commuter trains, the Amtrak and the Acela all provide wifi here. As does Megabus.
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twt
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:40:07 AM

No, I wouldn't.
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:32:16 AM

WiFi would be nice!!
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contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 6:33:16 AM

no...............
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knlangilo
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 10:49:27 AM

Absolutely! It would have to work with my work schedule though (I work early in the morning and in the middle of nowhere).
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contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 6:47:33 AM

No.........
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 1:18:18 AM

yes
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kennyman
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 7:06:46 PM

Yes.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 4:45:58 PM

No
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 4:22:50 PM

My door to door time cannot be more than 15% more than car time, then I would consider it.
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 2:25:18 PM

no
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contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 6:55:55 AM

No........
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 10:13:11 AM

Don't work but it would make a good commute if I did.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 5:56:48 AM

Yes indeed, our local white elephant of a bus line is now providing bus service to the county that I work in, but they are only stopping just across the county line which doesn't help me at all.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 2:36:36 AM

no
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 9:00:08 PM

I have no idea.
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winner
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2014 11:28:38 PM

no
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thirstyV8suv
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2014 10:01:13 PM

main determinant for me would be time savings over commuting by car. If they dropped me off too far from my ultimate destination and the walk took too much time for me to save on commute time I would not travel by train
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lyanMI
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 2:16:11 PM

Yes, I would if they have accurate schedules.
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 12:16:29 PM

no.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 9:49:37 AM

Megabus is an amazing bargain into NYC. Wish it had more destinations from my town. Amtrak is just too expensive. Makes no sense to use it unless flights are cancelled. The Acela though is superb. Its usually booked solid too. Even more expensive than the Amtrak trains.

I regularly go to a town 75 miles from here. The Amtrak stop is 1/4 mile from my destination. But the fare is ridiculous. I drive instead.

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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 9:17:58 AM

That would then be a drastic waste of ownership. Like I need WiFi to drive, Not.... Also disowning/selling a modern vehicle is another loss....
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 6:46:26 AM

no........
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flguy71
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 6:49:30 PM

nope... doesn't have route or time schedule for me
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 5:58:52 PM

No
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LevyRat
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 4:37:07 PM

I ride the city bus several times a month, reduces the wear & tear on my vehicle.
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 2:43:32 PM

no
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 8:10:48 AM

Even without wifi, I would if it were available. Not where I live though.
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contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 6:53:41 AM

No......
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randy3116
Champion Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 5:38:45 AM

not for wifi but i would take a passenger bus or train if available in my area to reduce mileage on the car
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The_Waysiders
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 6:54:47 PM

No
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d_clark
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 5:20:49 PM

no
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 5:57:59 AM

There is nothing that could get me to take public transit. Right now I am getting ready to head out to work which is 20 miles away. I have to be there at 6 AM and it takes me approx 30 minutes to make the drive.

There is no bus or combination of buses that can get me there at this time of day and even if there was I am sure it would take hours opposed to the 30 minutes it takes me to drive myself.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 8:14:14 AM

Megabus and Amtrak provide free wifi.
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buddy_maynard
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 7:45:08 AM

Nope!
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 7:43:11 AM

it waS faster and or cheaper
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jes
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 5:00:50 AM

Nope.
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charladan
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 2:14:24 AM

lord no
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 5:19:33 PM

no.
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bentley86
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 1:17:57 PM

No I would not. I have a car because I want to have it available to me, not to ride a stinky bus or train.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 2:14:38 PM

Sure if the service matches with my work schedule.
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 8:22:23 AM

nope.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2013 12:41:50 AM

no
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 4:42:07 PM

No
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