how's the transport system in your country?

Philippines
October 18, 2010 1:45am CST
i am a daily commuter and it's very important for me to leave the house that early for work since i need to hurry for the bus. once it passed i will be missing another ride and the next bus will come after 15 minutes and that i will be 15 minutes late too. while on the road they pick up passengers even not on the loading/unloading sites. that counts for another minutes of being late.how's the transport system in your country?
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@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
18 Oct 10
Its okay...I don't get late at work because of it. But it is kinda traffic when its the rush hour as well.
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@sapaki (54)
• India
19 Oct 10
Transport system is not well planned in our country.
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
19 Oct 10
In America, the transportation really depends on the state or even the area you live in. Where I am in southern California, you pretty much need a car to get anywhere. There are buses and trains in some areas, but it's just not very nice or clean a lot of the time.
• Philippines
19 Oct 10
Here the country i lives we have a lot transportation, specially i live 10 minutes from the city.I have also the single motor i own like a scouter,its very popular here for singlemotor ride.Most of a peoples live here in Dumaguete own motorcycle so we dont have problem for the transportation.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
18 Oct 10
Hello, I peeked at your profile. I grew up in Butuan, but we left when I was around 9 years old. I was just wondering, why do you need to ride the bus to work? You work in another town? I guess the transport system in your place pretty much reflects that in the entire country where we always have to wait for the bus to fill up before it leaves. That is why I avoid buses here in Metro Manila and prefer MRT/LRT. According to MMDA, there are 5000 buses plying EDSA which its capacity is just around 3000. No wonder there are a lot of half-filled buses causing traffic as they stop almost everywhere (as long as there is no MMDA around, of course). When I take the bus to the office, I always end up being late. I just it when I am not in a hurry, like when going home. From your discussion, I take it that you ride in the terminal. If that is so, then at least the bus leaves when its filled-up and will not stop along the way to pick up passengers.
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
18 Oct 10
Good day to you Flagella08, The transport system here where I live, is somehow okay. Since they have started the Metro, the traffic congestion slows down. Although the bus timings does not change a lot. Wherein, I still need to wait until that certain bus number comes. That if I missed the turn, same with your situation, that I need to wait for another 15 minutes.
@jlov101 (79)
• Philippines
18 Oct 10
the transport system in my country is not so good at all. i'm not used in traffic. i started to commute going to school when I was in college. Since 1st year, I always have a morning class and it really pains me because of the stress i got in traffic. Every morning, i had to wake up early to catch up the public utility vehicles and to avoid the rush hour. If i woke up late, then I have to stand in line and wait for about 20-30 minutes to a public utility vehicle to arrive. same when i got an 8am-5pm work. I was always stuck in traffic. If you'll be riding on a train during rush hour, you'll wait approximately 30 minutes before you can get on board.
• India
18 Oct 10
transprt system in my country is very good now.previously it was not so good but now it is great.Metro is now available in my city and every corner of my citi is connected with other with that metro.it is very comfertable journey and i like to use it daily.
@srikool (936)
• India
18 Oct 10
hi friend..i am in india's capital delhi..here trasport is too good..most of the people are having car and bike.few people using bus and share auto and autos.but here everything is good compare with my old city chennai.there too traffic in the morning and evening time.they are running number of buses eventough people are more than that so all buses will too rush.i hate to travle in those buses.even if e come by car its also a difficulty one.we need to change the gear from the starting to the end.so surly we get tired of that city.from the starting to end we need to drive our car in the first gear.in most of the places in chennai.now they are developing.specialy in arcot road is too worst in this case. pollution also high in that city so it is very tough to travel from one place to another place in the morning and evening time.the best time to travel in chennai is after 11 am in the morning to upto 3 pm.afer that from 8 pm to 11 pm is a good time.else we can go in the early morning from 5 or 6 ..thanks for this discusiion keep posting .
@Porcospino (19596)
• Denmark
18 Oct 10
The transport system in my country is okay, but recently they wanted to save some money and they removed some of the busses and that caused a lot of problems in my local area. Some students were always late for class, because there were no busses early in the morning anymore etc and commuting has become harder in some parts of the country, because there aren't as many busses as there used to be. When I was living in another part of the country I didn't work in my own town and I had to commute every day. That wasn't a problem, because both towns are relatively big and there are frequent train connections. The countryside that is a different story, in many of the small towns there are no busses what so ever during the weekend. When my ex-boyfriend and I wanted to visit his sister who lived in a village in the countryside, we had to go many, many kilometres by bike or ask his sister to pick us up in the car, there were no other options.
• India
18 Oct 10
The transport system in my country is as pathetic as yours. Most Indians are dependent on public transport system and with so many people around, the busses are all crowded throughout the day. Also, the conductors pick up passengers from wherever they please, which only adds to the delay and confusion.
@banban (602)
• China
18 Oct 10
It varies in different cities in my country. In some big cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai, it's convenient to transport from home to working place via metro. But, in another big cities which have no metros but buses and taxis only, it's a mess. It may cost you up to 2 hours going to work.
• China
18 Oct 10
all of yp
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
18 Oct 10
In my country there is no problem at all finding transport even in the wee hours of night, they come almost every minute. The problem is the traffic caused by too much vehicles on the road. That's why I'm glad I work unconventional hours, this way I get to avoid rush hour traffic.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
18 Oct 10
There's a lot of bus that passes by here in the main road,but during rush hours heavy traffic can be a problem,so better take the MRT ride when you are in a hurry. But MRT also is always full during peak hours,so the best remedy is wake up early and be early of moving not to be late going to work places.