Public Transportation Problems

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Imagine the following: A person needs to get to work. The person walks towards the closest transportation station. The person waits a very long time for the bus to arrive. Traffic is impossible. The person is probably already late for work. The person finally boards the bus. In the bus, the person must travel standing up for there is not enough room and some seats are broken or damaged. The person feels a hand cautiously creeping into a side pocket. The person’s belongings are inevitably stolen, but no one is willing to give away who did it. The person finally arrives to work. The person is late, tiered, and has been robbed. The person goes home, goes to sleep. The next morning, the person once again walks towards the bus station. This person is not just one person. It is every citizen that has ever used the public…show more content…
These systems emerged with one purpose: guarantee an improvement in the quality of life of the citizens in Bogotá by the optimization of public levels of transportation (Source 1). Some of the objectives of the new system are using technology to decrease accident rates and increase accessibility to the users. In addition, the system was meant to be safer and ensure secure buses by communicating the SITP and TranMilenio drivers directly with police stations. Finally the new system is a program that combines both transportation and education by generating culture through solidarity and respect campaigns for the good use of public services. As mentioned by the SITP government page: “SITP systems will not only be a transformation in the area of transportation, but also a means of building a city and promoting social development” . In the end this bus network is not meant to be just a solution for the chaos in Bogotá but also a social project that will unite a city and therefore a severely divided
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