Sunday, April 14, 2013

When public transport is public

When I fly into Mexico City I have two main choices for getting home.

I can grab a cab and be home in half an hour for 280 pesos (around US$23 -- not unreasonable for a 12-15 km ride).

The other option is to catch the metro at the airport terminal station. This takes me an hour, and so long as the suitcase is not *too* large the trip is perfectly manageable.

The metro costs 3 pesos (25 US cents, more or less).

The Mexico City metro is one of the most fabulous public resources I know of, and I use it as my default travel mode about the city.

I wonder if there is anywhere else in the world where a reasonably reasonable cab fare is 93.3 times the cost of a reasonably convenient public transport option.

In an age of user pays, the metro system has got it right. The users pay 3 pesos, and they count in their millions.

There are many fabulous things about my favourite city, but nothing -- not even the museums and the pyramids -- can top the metro as a service to quality of life.

Comments:
We all know very well that Public transport is very much important and common issue for all.There are many people who are looking for good public transport services.
 
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