@JessicaGKwong @transitmiami LOTS of insight into #transportation policy #London & #BorisBus via blog of @DaveHill http://t.co/sG9MI24lHi
— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) December 24, 2014
Here's the series in reverse-chron order:
Boris's Bus (A Political Journey) Boris Johnson's wish to create a modern successor
to London's legendary Routemaster buses has been a signature policy of his mayoralty.
The Guardian's London blogger Dave Hill has been following the unfolding saga of its creation
Dave Hill's main blog on London is here:http://www.theguardian.com/uk/
Rare sighting of white ad-free Boris bus (@ Old Kent Road Ilderton Road Bus Stop) https://t.co/AzP0g4SGqm pic.twitter.com/H4Ll4uKPDg
— Chris Nuttall (@ChrisNuttall) December 22, 2014
Transport for #London boss Peter Hendy on de-congesting the capital's high streets: http://t.co/Nt0v3pEhPm
— DaveHill (@DaveHill) December 23, 2014
So I walked into Liverpool Street station and who should turn up at the same time? pic.twitter.com/FwalhyuoF0
— DaveHill (@DaveHill) October 27, 2014
It goes without saying that we could really use this willingness to shake things up in government in Florida, especially South Florida, to say nothing of having double-decker buses along certain main streets.
Then again, ever since it started less than 10 years ago, the Broward County Transit express bus that runs on traffic-clogged US-1, back-and-forth from Aventura Mall to downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Buzz #1, after leaving the Aventura Mall, next to its food court near Macy's, does NOT stop at a single bus SHELTER in Aventura, Hallandale Beach or Hollywood. Really.
Waiting bus passengers get to wait and wait in the rain, sun, wind...
Just like bus passengers at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport waiting for public transportation, whether visitors who have just landed and eager to get to their hotel, or airline, vendor or Homeland Security employees simply looking to get home, who also have to wait for it at a place with NO shelter, NO benches to sit on and with NO posted bus schedules present.
It could hardly be less well thought-out and half-assed.
And the people manning the information desk inside the airport consistently CAN'T tell you where the one-and-only bus stop at the airport is, as I discovered first-hand there this summer when I did some investigating and snooping around.
The signs for it are seemingly an afterthought.
The whole enterprise is a #RealityCheck for #BestPractices.
I've got a photo-filled blog post on that embarrassing transportation situation, esp. at the airport, coming sometime in January, and will publicly question how -yet again- Broward County citizens/taxpayers are clearly being mis-served by Broward's bureaucrats on something that is NOT that complicated, and yet is clearly being botched.
Yes, Broward, the same County that has an Advisory Board for every matter and problem under the sun, real and imagined, but which does NOT have an Advisory Board for the Airport, one of the principal economic engines we have here.
That is something that clearly needs to change in the near-future and with meaningful citizen representation, too.
To make that change happen, in the new year I plan on speaking directly to the people and interest groups who make the decisions in this County.
Then we'll see who wants to do what's best for the public and who wants to keep doing what clearly ISN'T working.