People, specifically my one cousin, Who ask the same things over and over. Such as why donít I take the train when I come visit her, rather than driving. Mind you, I have explained umpteen times that a. if I take the local train and then switch to Amtrak, I must also switch train stations. Itís also all commuter, permit parking at my local station so Iíd have to get a ride there and back.
And if I take Amtrak directly, I must drive an hour to the station, where there is limited parking. So if the station is an hour from me, the train 2 hours and 45 mins, and THEN I must take the Metro from DC out to MD, its pretty much the same as my 4.5 hour drive directly to her house.
I could give many examples, but this is just one of them that we go over time and time again.