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Is this yet another result of the bus companies' great influence over the city, which also appears to keep them invulnerable pollution and safety laws?
One good thing about the SITP - if it's actually implemented - will be the end of the murderous 'War for the Penny' in which those private buses race each other to pick up passengers for a few pesos. Just a few days ago a bus driver ran a red light, according to witnesses, and hit two children, killing one of them. Even tho the bus driver had millions of unpaid traffic fines and tried to flee the scene, police didn't jail him and he didn't lose his driver's license.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours