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Houston dramatically improves mass transit system without spending a dime

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Apps, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Apps

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    Or so this article says. There's a nifty little slide image that shows the pre-existing bus routes and the new ones.

    http://www.vox.com/2015/2/18/8056039/houston-transit-reimagining

     
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  2. LosPollosHermanos

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    damn, da1 missed one.
     
  3. ItsMyFault

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    Really surprised da1 didn't start this thread.
     
  4. TheMystery008

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    Da1 is slacking off.

    Second time now.
     
  5. Air Langhi

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    Well the reason why is the buses don't really go to most of houston which kind of defeats the purpose of public transport.
     
  6. Commodore

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    classic Vox, no increase in spending equals no spending
     
  7. Apps

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    Well if there's a baseline figure that the city's going to be spending regardless, why not optimize the service? Surely this is a positive thing if true, wouldn't you say?
     
  8. Apps

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    Hey, he's not the only person with an interest in city planning and public transportation. :)
     
  9. heypartner

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    Doesn't the article say the opposite? It seems to say that the buses go to too many places with unreasonable frequency just to say they go there. That it is better to have reliable frequency at less places that diluted routes that have enormous waits for a transfer while standing in the Houston heat.
     
  10. Jontro

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    da1 needs to get his act together. Don't know how much more of this we can take.
     
  11. Sajan

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    this was my thought process:

    "hmm..transportation thread...da1 posted it?"

    "wait..who is this Apps person?"

    "prepare for clutchfans asking about da1"
     

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