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Commuter Train

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions based on what you see and hear.

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Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What means of transportation do people use in your area to get to work? Which is the most efficient and cost effective? Do employers and schools pay for train or bus passes? Here are some possible statements to get you started:

  • Taking the bus is most cost efficient because ______.
  • Riding the train is a very efficient way to get to school because _____.
  • I take the train because _____.
  • Many people drive to work due to the fact that ______.
  • Because there are no buses or trains in my area, I ______.

Questions: [ See Script ]

1. The name of the train is called _____.

A. FunRunner
B. FrontRunner
C. ForeRunner

2. The train system was finished in April of _______.

A. 2006
B. 2007
C. 2008

3. The train line stretches for about ___ miles.

A. 44
B. 54
C. 64

4. The train's top speed is ___ miles an hour.

A. 77
B. 78
C. 79

5. In Randall's case, he likes taking the train because it _____.

A. is convenient and free for him
B. is reliable and easy to use
C. runs early and late


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