environment, houston

Houston is upping its public transit game

“One of the most radical experiments in American public transportation is being conducted right now in Houston.”

I was born in Houston and grew up in a suburb nearby. It’s a vast, sprawling car city, so hearing about this update to the Metro bus system was a welcome surprise. Houston is a better city than it often gets credit for being and a well-organized public transit system will only make it, and the lives of its many inhabitants, better.

“Under a new plan, more than a million people are within a half-mile walk of a high-frequency bus stop in Houston.”

“Houston’s public transit agency, Metro, has redrawn its entire system—a route-by-route makeover that is intended to dramatically increase access and ridership.”

This is great! Read the rest on The Daily Beast: Why Buses Are the Saviors of Our Most Car-Crazy Cities


  1. Unfortunately, the down side to this is lower income people like those in Fifth Ward, are left behind with confusing new schedules as they wait outside in the heat, often without bus shelter, for a bus that may or may not take them to where they actually need to go.

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    • True. Hopefully the info can be (is!) shared in a way that works for the people actually relying on the bus right now.

      And bus stops without a shelter are the worst! I see those around Dallas in some areas & just imagining standing by the pole serving as a bus stop in this heat is ridiculous.

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