Thursday, November 4th, 2010
My latest post is online at Human Transit. It is called “Universal Fare Media.” It talks about how London, Chicago, New York, and others are looking to reach a common fare platform that would enable using the same payment media in any of those cities. I talk about how this would really help boost bus ridership by visitors. Check it out, and as always I’ll plug Jarrett’s Human Transit blog overall as the best public transit blog out there.
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About the Urbanophile
Aaron M. Renn is an opinion-leading urban analyst, consultant, speaker, and writer on a mission to help America’s cities thrive and find sustainable success in the 21st century.