A USA Today blogger recently published a piece pointing out that only three U.S. cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Honolulu and Chicago Midway) have public transportation that gets to the airport faster than a car, and that in some cities it can take longer to get to the airport than to fly to another city.
The blogger, Mike Dunphy, contrasts this with European cities that have put money into high-speed rail links, sometimes connected to existing routes, that make it from airport to downtown in 15-20 minutes.
For me, time to Laguardia or JFK from central Brooklyn is 20 minutes by car with no traffic, and an hour or more at other times. For either one, it would be about an hour and a half by a combination of bus, subway and AirTrain, moving suitcases with each change.
What's your experience, and what North American cities are doing better than others?
Mike Dunphy's blog, click HERE