Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chicago Mass Transit Doesn't Stack Up

A great article and video on Medill's website comparing Chicago's transit system to Madrid's and Tokyo's. Based on the video it's pretty clear that Chicago doesn't stack up to either of these transit systems. Tokyo's system simply looks amazing!

The fact of the matters is that Chicago has the second largest mass transit system in the United States (behind New York). However, compared to many foreign cities it's pretty weak. Hopefully our new president can help change this trend, but Americans love their cars...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Been to Tokyo and it's transportation system dominates anything we have in the US. Not to mention they have the shinkansen and other trains to get to all parts of the country. The tokyo system is like Chicago's, Boston's and New York's all wrapped up into one.