Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Law School Public Transport

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Worker and Parasite
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Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Law School Public Transport

Postby Worker and Parasite » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:58 pm

Just curious about law schools with great public transportation (buses, trains, subways), even walking or biking. I can only comment on UC Berkeley, having lived in the Bay Area, the Bay Area Rapid Transit is pretty convenient and there were plenty of buses connecting with BART stations.

It would be great if we could accumulate public transportation opinions from current students or residents. I really can't see myself with a car in law school.

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Re: Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Law School Public Transport

Postby Grizz » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:58 pm

Worker and Parasite wrote:I really can't see myself with a car in law school.

Why not?

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Re: Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Law School Public Transport

Postby Worker and Parasite » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:59 pm

Grizz wrote:
Worker and Parasite wrote:I really can't see myself with a car in law school.

Why not?


I'm a shitty driver.

also: costs, maintenance, parking etc

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Re: Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Law School Public Transport

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:02 pm

New York and Chicago are well-known for extensive and efficient public transit systems.

Northwestern includes a mandatory CTA pass in the school fees. (U Chi does not.)

If not for the cost of parking, I'd take my car to NU next year, just to have for weekend trips/Costco runs. I'll be insuring it while it sits in my dad's driveway anyway.

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Re: Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Law School Public Transport

Postby puremorning » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:11 pm

Yeah, depends where you live in the cities too. You'd be crazy to own a car in New York, unless you saved money and lived out in the burbs, but even then you wouldn't be driving it into the city. Chicago is about the same, if you live out in the burbs having a car isn't a bad idea. I've lived in Boston as well and even though I knew people who didn't have a car, I'd say it's not a bad idea to have a car. I didn't have one (I was in college and parking on campus was hard to come by and super expensive), but all my friends that stayed that afterwards got cars, and it's definitely helpful. It's a pain in the ass to drive a car there, but it's also a big help. Their transportation is meh. Depends where you live and where you want to go. And the trains stop running at oh, midnight or so. Very inconvenient.

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Re: Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Law School Public Transport

Postby 1212 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:50 am

Washington DC's metro system is pretty awesome.

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Re: Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Law School Public Transport

Postby justicefishy » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:46 pm

SEPTA is horrible but it gets you around Center City. Also, Philly's pretty small so it's not too bad. I +1 the DC Metro being awesome though.




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