Why This Is Our Year of the Bus

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In recent years, many cities have begun to invest more in improving the quality of public transport, including both physical and operational innovations. However, compared to other transport investments (highways, airports, etc.), public transport receives far less support and is often considered secondary or non-essential. Despite this, public transport is vital to the functioning of cities around the world from Boston to Nairobi. And buses and mini-buses are the backbone of public transport, serving the overwhelming majority of public transport trips. However, buses in particular are consistently underfunded and consequently underappreciated.

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