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the skunks of los feliz
4.06.2005
 
Amazing, but true: N.Y. admits that L.A. actually has something to teach the Big Apple about transit policy.

According to this New York Times piece, which Jessica from L.A. Ritz brought to my attention, N.Y.C.'s transit authority is studying L.A.'s Metro Rapid bus system in hopes of adapting it for the crowded streets of Gotham.

Seems New Yorkers can walk faster than the busses are able to run on Manhattan's clogged thoroughfares (which should come as no surprise, since New Yorkers are the fastest walkers on the planet), and MTA officials there are concerned that commuters will abandon the slow-moving, overcrowded rattletraps in favor of - well, the article doesn't mention any alternatives.

Anyway, the important thing is that when it comes to Rapid Busses, we rule. They still have better bagels, though.
 
Comments:
I was just in NY and struggled with this, too. I ended up walking 40 blocks because it just seemed easier than getting on a bus in the rain (they were packed!) or walking about 15 blocks out of my way to do the subway.

Anyway, I needed the exercise.
 
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