|Anybody in there?|
As the photos below show, the buses weren't doing much that was useful. Most were completely empty, while a few carried a couple of lonely passengers. This long row, I suspect, contained more buses than passengers.
|Another empty bus.|
The SITP is the brainchild of Mayor Petro, and Bogotá badly needs a rationally-designed bus system with clean, efficient vehicles and respectful drivers. But it also needs to be rational and economically sustainable, and the SITP clearly is not that. Petro seems to believe that propaganda and wishful thinking can make things work. But we live in a world of profits and losses, and unless the SITP has the former, it won't last long.
|And another empty bus.|
|Yet another empty bus.|
|I think I see passengers in this one. Hallelujah!|
|A single traditional bus does have a few passengers.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours