There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Monday, October 13, 2008

Comparing transit options

Everything is comparative. Sacramento Regional Transit is a marginal service with a myopic focus on downtown commuters when compared to, say, transit options available in the Bay Area. But RT is a progressive visionary when compared to the new Texas City Connect bus service that will debut at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 outside the Texas City City Hall.

According to a small piece in the Houston Chronicle the new bus service will run weekdays, except holidays, at 45-minute intervals from 6:15 a.m. to 6:10 p.m.

Now if this sounds a bit crazy or, at best, not well thought through, consider this: "The service will be operated by Connect Transit, owned by the Gulf Coast Center, which provides mental health services for Galveston and Brazoria counties."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Texas not = transit-friendly.

Just look at the city of Arlington. Still the largest city in the USA without general public transit service.