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Tuesday, November 25, 2003

All Aboard the Magic Bus!
Authorities in the DC metropolitan area are looking at a variety of ways to make riding the bus more appealing: better information at bus stops, dedicated lanes, traffic lights which stay or turn green when a bus approaches, and so on. I know we'll have to pry the steering wheels out of the cold, dead hands of many drivers, but reasonable mass transit is critical to saving our cities. Most bus systems face a classic chicken-and-egg situation: they need more riders to pay for increasing the frequency of the buses, but they have trouble attracting riders when the bus only comes every half hour or hour. Getting back on my soapbox again, let me encourage everyone to ride city buses whenever you can. Find out what the schedules are and give the bus a chance.