Monday, August 17, 2009

We'll always have Paris... and Tokyo.

LA Times: U.S. public transit improvements will be a tough sell
by David Lazarus, August 5, 2009

It won't be enough to lay down lots of track and hope people leap aboard trains and subways. It also will take discouraging the use of cars and making cities less comfortable.

It's hard to appreciate how truly pitiful our public transportation system is until you spend some time with a system that works.

Over the course of two weeks in Japan, I rode just about every form of public transit imaginable -- bullet trains, express trains, commuter trains, subways, street cars, monorails and buses. Nearly every ride was smooth, on schedule and affordable. article continues

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