I'm always fascinated by the history and design of cities, but years ago as I began to dabble in Twitter, I couldn't believe the incredible number of people who dedicate their life and study to subjects like infrastructure, urban planning and public transportation. Those topics inspire a level of passion I was unaware of.
But I kind of get it. I happen to be one of those people who actually loves the New York City subway. It's got plenty of flaws, but it's also a bit of a marvel of urban movement and unmatched when it comes to people-watching. Unfortunately, as remote work meets high rents and cities suddenly look less desirable, people are questioning whether large-scale public transportation is sustainable
in the U.S. especially.
The other side of this is many agencies are deploying innovative plans and even expanding their customer base. This week I'm sharing three stories of recent successful public transportation projects. Each is a bold, intriguing, replicable idea with promising results that go beyond just increasing ridership. They might even be enough to help you fall (back?) in love with the humble bus or misunderstood train.
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