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Love the Bus, Save Your City

Talk of the transportation future is focused on the next shiny thing. But one old technology is central to real transformation.
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Madison McVeigh/CityLab

Consider the bus. What comes to mind? For many Americans, it’s the grumbling, clattering, stuck-in-traffic, when-will-it-come, car’s-in-the-shop mobility mode of last resort. You might not ride it, and if you do, you might not like it.

That’s why we need to talk about it. The bus has rarely needed your love more. And the underdog of transit has never held more heroic potential.