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Old 10-27-2011, 06:06 PM
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Okay, so I have one more bus ride before my last UTA trip this week, but I can always edit to add later if needed.

UTA rail map for reference

Why is this a hard concept
As you can see on the map, our rail system is not that complicated, 4 lines, that's it.
We implemented this system three months ago when the west valley extension and west jordan extensions were completed, yet still I on a regular basis have people on the train ask me for directions because the new system is so complicated...

My grandma who could lose her car in the parking lot because she didn't see the truck she parked next to would be able to understand that map.

Huh-wuh
I boarded the Blue line at Sandy Civic Center... note that is the only line that serves that station. Guy who got on after me asked if this train went all the way to Salt Lake (you know, because the sign board that says Blue Line to Salt Lake Central didn't give that away), I replied, yes it goes all the way to Salt Lake Central (in fairness, there are multiple stations with "central" in the name, so it is conceivable that he misheard), and he replied "oh, so I have to transfer there to go downtown"...
Umm, sure, I guess if you really want to you can go past downtown to Salt Lake Central and transfer to the Green line to go back through downtown.

Bonus points for stupid
Same train ride someone asked me if how to get to the University, they boarded at Midvale Center, I told them that they would have to transfer to the Red line either at Fashion Place West or Courthouse.
He then went on to bitch about how much it sucked that we had to transfer now to get to the university...
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Umm, from Midvale you always had to transfer to get the the University (okay, so there was a rush hour shuttle at one point in time that offered direct service, this was not rush hour though), so why is it now a huge deal that you transfer at either Fashion Place West or Courthouse rather than at Gallivan Plaza where the transfer used to be

You just now realized this?
"You mean that we have to pay more to use the Frontrunner line"
...ummm, yes, it is the high speed express service, all express services cost more money, in every city, in every state, of every nation of this planet.
"It's not right that we have to pay more to use Frontrunner"
Fine, then transfer to a bus and take three hours to make your way up to Ogden rather than 50 minutes. Hell, I'd gladly pay more for the Frontrunner service to go to Orem rather than dealing with the buses... sadly it doesn't go that far south yet.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:31 PM
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That's not the clearest map I've ever seen, but it does show a remarkably simple system - essentially a trunk line with some branches off it. It should be pretty near impossible to get lost on that.

Now THIS I could understand getting lost in.

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Old 10-28-2011, 12:03 AM
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Ok I thought Boston (MBTA) had a complicated system Seoul's is worse.

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Old 10-28-2011, 12:07 AM
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Now THIS I could understand getting lost in.
Ok, I see a bunny and a couple of clouds. Is that the right answer, or does it mean I'm looney-tunes?
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:07 AM
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Now THIS I could understand getting lost in.

That map scares me.

Do people just lose their minds when vehicles are involved, be they cars, buses or whatever?
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:26 AM
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Thanks deity for the iPhone's map app. ^_^ I'd never have moved to the ghetto if I hadn't had that app. Granted its a single short bus ride from my house to work but getting to my sister's house is a bit harder.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:51 AM
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That's not the clearest map I've ever seen, but it does show a remarkably simple system - essentially a trunk line with some branches off it. It should be pretty near impossible to get lost on that.

Now THIS I could understand getting lost in.
As a non-driver (and therefore constant purveyor of public transport) that made me want to go take a nice long lie-down somewhere quiet. Preferably sedated
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:34 AM
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Did anyone else think of one of these when reading the topic title? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv6IWX1_XHQ
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:22 AM
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This is what I deal with as far as buses go:
http://www.thebus.org/SystemMap/SystemMap.asp
Grab the wrong bus and you can be circling the island.

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Old 10-28-2011, 06:21 AM
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That's not the clearest map I've ever seen, but it does show a remarkably simple system - essentially a trunk line with some branches off it. It should be pretty near impossible to get lost on that.

Now THIS I could understand getting lost in.
In fairness, that is a fairly low quality map than the ones they have posted on the trains and the platforms.

The Seoul map looks massive and confusing.
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