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