[yapc] arrival dinner votes

Kent Cowgill kent at c2group.net
Sun Jun 8 21:49:22 PDT 2008

On Jun 8, 2008, at 11:01 PM, Uri Guttman quoted Josh McAdams (JM):
>  JM> Assuming that you can get to the L by 18:00, you can  
> theoretically get
>  JM> to Goose Island Wrigleyville in about 50 minutes.  The CTA trip
>  JM> planner [http://tripsweb.rtachicago.com] output for  the trip is
>  JM> attached.  Of course, a cab could probably do it in half the  
> time for
>  JM> considerably more $$.

As a general rule, transferring from train to bus makes you stand  
around for a while waiting for the bus, unless the bus route is an  
exceptionally well-bused route.

And trains and buses run less often on weekends, usually.  But for  
buses, traffic is generally lighter.

What does all this mean?

It means the 50 minutes as quoted by the CTA trip planner is likely a  
bit optimistic.

A cab from O'Hare to the Wrigleyville Goose Island (yes, there's  
another one!) might set you back about $30, and take about 25 minutes.

If you take the El from O'Hare to the Addison stop, and then take a  
cab, the train will be $1.75 and the cab probably around $15, and take  
maybe 35 minutes.

Take the El and transfer to the bus costs a total of $2-$3, and will  
probably take an hour or so, more if you have a lot of wait for the  
bus.  Or less if luck is on your side.

-Kent Cowgill

C2 Group, Inc.                                            kent at c2group.net

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