How we get around – the big picture

24 Jun

Via GerdFuturist:

Nation on the Move” is the second episode in PBS’s “America Revealed” series. The 53-minute survey of the country’s air, rail and road network explores the infrastructure that keeps the massive systems running and explains why capacity chronically lags behind demand.

Around the 10-minute mark is an interesting piece of information: If the public school bus system was a public transit system, it would be by far the largest one in the country, carrying about 26 million passengers a day. Could some of Americans’ general apathy toward public transportation be partially rooted in memories of the often-unpleasant decade or more many of us spent riding school buses?


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