Originally Posted by aquablue
They should have put the Metro right into the terminal area, not connecting to another train. This is the same mistake they have made all over the country!
In Europe they have done it right -- > Train underneath or adjacent to terminal (London, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, etc, etc.). Why must the US do everything on the cheap only to bemoan the half-baked projects years into the future after the project struggles to reach ridership potential?
Theres a reason it was done this way.
Metrorail operates every 10-30 minutes. Thats right, a train every 30 minutes.
People need to get between the airport and the MIC much more frequently...every 3 minutes.
Thats why its two systems. One needs to run 24/7 every 3 mins, one doesnt.
Its not half-baked, its not politics....its simply smart design.
Anyone know why the pedestrian bridge is built so high up? Seems excessive.