Rapid Transit

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Mr. Burrow has a longtime interest in rapid rail transit systems. He has studied the topic in depth, and enjoys seeing and using the systems in various cities. In America he has ridden on the transit systems in greater New York (NYC subway, PATH, Hudson-Bergen light rail, NJ Transit, Long Island Railroad, MetroNorth, JFK Airtrain, Newark city subway, and Newark airport monorail), Atlanta (MARTA subway), Chicago (CTA, Metra, South Shore commuter rail, and O'Hare rapid transit), Washington (subway), Baltimore (subway and light rail), New Orleans (streetcar), St. Louis (light rail), Denver (light rail and airport tram), Cleveland (subway and light rail), Boston (subway and commuter rail), Philadelphia (SEPTA subway and commuter rail, PATCO, and the River Line), Los Angeles (subway, light rail, and commuter rail), Detroit (people mover), San Diego (trolley), Portland (light rail and streetcar), Miami (light rail and people mover), Orlando (airport transit), Memphis (triolley), Minneapolis/St. Paul (light rail, Northstar commuter rail, and airport tram), Pittsburgh (light rail and incline), Houston (airport transit system), Buffalo (NFTA metro), Austin (light rail), Dallas (light rail and airport transit), Seattle (light rail, monorail, and airport transit), and the San Francisco Bay area (cable car, light rail, and BART system). His favorite of these systems is the historic Chicago 'L'. Overseas he has explored the public transit systems in Madrid (his favorite of this group), London, Barcelona, Moscow, Kiev, Paris, Mexico City, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, and Montreal. As more and more cities expand their rail transit systems, he hopes to explore many other systems in the coming years.

While he far prefers rail transit, Mr. Burrow has also taken city buses in many places.  The places he has explored by bus include Chicago and its suburbs, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Honolulu, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Miami, Austin, San Antonio, Philadelphia, Boston, Kansas City, New Orleans, Washington, Rochester (New York), Detroit/Windsor, Indianapolis, Plymouth (Massachusetts), Montreal, Vancouver, and Reykjavik.

Whenever possible Mr. Burrow uses transit when he visits large cities. He dislikes driving in urban traffic, and finds it simpler and usually cheaper (when parking costs are considered) to drive to a suburban park-and-ride and then explore the city by rail.

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Train Station Sign Park and Ride
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On the 'L'
David Burrow on a blue line 'L' train in Chicago
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