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Portland is a PR machine for light rail & streetcar

Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon          

“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector: the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown

New York’s Shadow Transit

New York’s unofficial shuttles, called “dollar vans” in some neighborhoods, make up a thriving transportation system that operates where the subway and buses don’t.  The New Yorker

Private Transit

One place where private transit is unregulated is Miami, where at least 13 different jitney companies compete against the public transit system.

Houston has a new jitney service called the Washington Wave (because its first route was on Washington Street). There are also a variety of jitneys in New Jersey, plus, of course, the Atlantic City Jitneys  The Antiplanner

Scaling Transit, Part 1: Taxis to Buses

The U.S. has one example of an entirely private, unsubsidized transit system that uses this kind of van-bus: the Atlantic City Jitney Association. Each of the 190 buses in the association is owner-operated and follows a fixed route designated by the association. Fares are reasonable and, unlike most subsidized transit systems, the buses run 24 hours a day. The Antiplanner

Cheaper & Better Transit