Public Transportation

Public transportation is a means of moving groups of people throughout a city, or even longer distances. Public transportation usually charges a fee, but are often a more efficient alternative to driving your own vehicle.

Asked by Sabryna Dooley in Public Transportation, Technology

Why are there brushes on the sides of escalators?

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Unfortunately, they’re not there to clean your shoes—they’re there to keep your feet away from where the step meets the side of the escalator. That’s where many of the worst escalator injuries occur, so it’s best you forego your customary between-floor shoe cleaning (I write to myself, begrudgingly). Schindler, an international escalator manufacturer, explains their trusty elevator skirt brush here: “A continuous length of bristles projects out from the skirt, gently deflecting and guiding riders away from the step-to-skirt gap. The brushes are made with durable monofilaments, and provide a soft surface to warn passengers and encourage them to keep away from the extreme sides of the step.” So...can you keep brushing your shoes with them, even a little? No, stop that.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Public Transportation

What was an effect of tranpotation in the cities by 1820s?

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A major effect of transportation in the 1820s was that towns and cities experienced rapid growth.
Asked in New York City, Public Transportation

Is there any public transportation from New York City to Collins Correctional Facility?

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No. There is no public transfer for such a great distance (about 400 miles). You should look into commerical bus services.
Asked in Pokemon Ruby Sapphire and Emerald, Public Transportation

How do you get past team aqua at cable car in Pokemon emerald?

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Go to the ravaged path (left of the cable car) its a short walk away from the cable car. go through and go on to fallarbor town! If you have anymore questions my profile is Kyogre286.
Asked in New York City, Public Transportation

Where can one find information on public transportation in New York City?

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One can find information on public transportation in NYC by looking at TripAdvisor for example. There are two main options for public transport in New York City and these are the subway and the bus system. The subway is the fastest method apart from late at night but the great taxi service makes up for this. The bus system is great for people who don't like hundreds of stairs and also for getting up and down the avenues. There are many "Hop on Hop off Bus Tours" available as well whom often have good deals on ticket prices. If you want more information then search for the New York Metro Card and it will provide more information on both the subway and the buses. There is also a wealth of information on the MTA's website (see the Related Link below). The MTA (Metro Transit Authority) is New York State's public transit authority. The NYCTA (New York City Transit Authority) is part of the MTA. On the MTA's website, you can find schedules and maps for the New York City buses and subways, as well as the LIRR (Long Island Railroad) and Metro-North Railroad. You can also find information on Metrocard rates/fares, planned service changes, disability ("accessibility") issues (such as a list of wheelchair accessible subway stations), and a ton of other info.
Asked in Public Transportation

What should a passenger with a lightweight double stroller do when boarding public transit?

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It can be difficult boarding public transit with your children in a lightweight, double stroller. In most cases you will need to collapse the stroller before boarding and keep it with you in your seat. In some cases, if the doors of the vehicle are wide enough and there are no stairs to climb, you may be allowed to keep your children in the stroller. You can also contact the transit company to find out what their rules are before you travel.
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Where can one find out about public transportation services in Houston?

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One could find out about public transportation services in Houston, TX by visiting the Downtown Houston website. This website offers a sub-webpage called "Getting Around", which discusses the various methods of public transportation in the city. Featured on the page are useful tools such as the Greenlink bus routes, METRORail hours, and information on the Houston B-Cycle.
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Why you should not take public transport?

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They hardly run on time and it is easy to get sick/catch a cold if someone near you is sick.
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Where could one find out the history of trams?

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Wikipedia provides information about the history of trams. One can also look on Railpage, Yarra Trams, and Groundwork East Midlands for information about the history of trams.
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How can one contact the UK public transportation service Traveline?

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The UK public transportation service Traveline can be contacted by phone at 0871 200 22 33. They also have a website where one can fill out an online form to contact them.
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What types of public transportation is available in Orlando?

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There are a number of different types of public transportation available in Orlando. One can use a taxi, bus and rail services when in Orlando. Cars can also be hired if one does not wish to use public transport.