This just popped up on my FB video feed. An 8 minute report from 1966 about a BBC employee using his feet and public transit to take a flight from London to Manchester. I guess it would be called a Vlog today. It is full of dry British humor. In most large cities today it would be the same challenge.https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/vid ... 735477462/
Yes, and from Dallas' suburbs with even worse services the same holds true.
Per Trainline, there are 7 ways to go from Putney to Heathrow.https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Putney/Heathrow-England
Subway, train • 44 min
Take the subway from East Putney station to Paddington station District Take the train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 $9-$49
Line 220 bus, bus • 1h 46m
Take the line 220 bus from Putney, Brewhouse Lane to Hammersmith Bus Station 220 Take the bus from Hammersmith Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station N9 $4
5 ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS
Train, line 285 bus • 46 min
Take the train from Putney to Feltham Take the line 285 bus from Feltham, High Street Feltham to Heathrow Central Bus Station 285$8 - $13
Taxi • 22 min
Take a taxi from Putney to Heathrow 14.6 miles$80 - $100
Drive • 22 min
Drive from Putney to Heathrow 14.6 miles$3 - $5
Shuttle • 21 min
Take a shuttle bus from Putney to London Heathrow Airport$55 - $80
Towncar • 21 min
Take a town car from Putney to London Heathrow Airport 14.4 miles$85 - $130
DART's one way train fare of $3 is far cheaper than London's $13 fare, although the bus fare are similar $3 vs $4.
Even in a metro area with relatively great transit like London, public transit can not compete with driving your own private vehicle elapse time wise. Why do so many expect different results in the USA?