Lessons in Transit Innovation

By Lisa Margonelli

Reader responses to last week’s column about transit innovation revealed a lot of love for transit: Readers reported their appreciation for light rail in Trenton, N.J.; buses in Austin, Tex.; the pedicabs of the Philippines; the transit planners of Portland, Ore.; dollar vans in Ghana and Guatemala; the SLUGS of Washington D.C. (an informal car pool system); and the Skytrain and songthaews — pickups with benches in the back — of Bangkok.
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