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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: Apr 14, 2015 7:46:10 AM

Several trains are readily available to me. All are priced in the stratosphere. I'd love to take the train. But they make no economic sense. Only the commuter train into Boston occasionally makes any sense. The Amtraks are not affordable.

Nonetheless I sometimes take the train when the airport is snowed in.
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jb107
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 1:34:15 PM

No. There is no public transportation in this area and I don't use WiFi even at home.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 1:21:59 PM

No
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LanguageMan1
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2015 7:43:52 PM

I already take the bus, and we do have wifi on most of them and I do use it, though I wish I had the money to buy a vehicle to drive to work again as well as to afford the gas and insurance for a vehicle. But I don't make enough for all of that.

Happy Easter everyone.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2015 3:12:06 PM

no
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PaylessKY
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2015 11:55:21 AM

No
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juniperus98
Sophomore Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 11:38:53 AM

Yes, if it's available
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 11:05:51 PM

no.
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PaylessKY
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 4:53:08 PM

No
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drydem
Veteran Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 12:38:44 AM

if one is distracted by wifi, one might miss their bus stop.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 1:29:16 PM

if I was somewhere that had good mass transportation
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Godozo
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 11:19:20 PM

No busses that properly serve my commute.

[Edited by: Godozo at 3/22/2015 11:19:39 PM EST]
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 12:36:19 AM

Don't care to spend over an hour getting to work
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juniperus98
Sophomore Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 8:07:10 PM

Yes, while in major centres
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PaylessKY
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 4:47:33 PM

No
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ShortyT2014
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 1:06:45 PM

Only if there train stopped in my county.
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twt
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 12:54:00 PM

If need be.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 10:58:21 AM

yes
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runner1256
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 6:23:43 AM

no
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 5:34:26 AM

nO
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raeadhani
Rookie Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 1:41:06 PM

I would take the bus if it didn't take almost 2 hours to get to a location 10 minutes away.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 6:18:41 PM

No way. I will keep my safety in my own hands thank you very much.
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 11:14:18 PM

No. I don't care to sit and walk for well over an hour to get to work
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 4:13:03 AM

no
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 12:17:41 AM

I don't think do. but, who knows?
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Nuzan
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 1:18:18 PM

NO
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xmstr
Veteran Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 7:58:55 AM

Regardless of presence of WiFi I would take a train or a bus if it were available in my area. That way I could catch up on my sleep or reading.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 7:53:00 AM

No trains or buses available within this area.
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ray44512
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 6:26:22 PM

You'll have to pry the steering wheel out of my cold dead hands!!!
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 4:29:26 PM

No
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Mininana
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 12:27:03 PM

particularly if I saw it coming down the track...
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 7:43:41 PM

For me there is no public transit options that can get me to work.

I live in a area that is served only by a commuter bus that runs a few times each day Mon-Fri to points downtown.

In my case I live in one suburb and I work in another suburb and there is no route in existence that would get me from here to there.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 4:16:00 PM

If all other convenience were to be funneled to a halt, then maybe a local bus service could become a rescue system with some foot huffing added to the circumstances. Ifs aren't often pleasant in nature.
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juniperus98
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 1:19:31 PM

Certainly
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 5:15:21 AM

yes
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 12:17:51 AM

All the commuter trains got wiped out this week due to the big storms. Don't see how this is possible though. MBTA (Boston transit) was so screwed up by the snow they forced out the general manager. She is incompetent - even my town dumped her when she ran our system.

I saw the Amtraks all idling empty on sidings along the highway this week. Sad. Why are trains stopped by snow? They have a specialized engine which clears tracks with a jet engine blower...guess it didn't work.
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Mininana
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 8:23:54 PM

very old fashioned, mininana would take the train a lot if it were convenient in any way...
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ShortyT2014
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 12:09:29 PM

I would take the train if there was one, WiFi or not.

The freight train doesn't stop :)
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kilowatt2
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 11:27:59 AM

No thanks.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 9:06:21 AM

if I could
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 7:57:09 AM

nope, I drive myself
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 6:12:16 AM

no
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 1:32:40 PM

no
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speedy_911
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 11:18:33 AM

Not in Scottsdale/Phoenix, not feasible...
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 10:43:04 AM

No
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Hemond
Champion Author Providence

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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
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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
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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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