|Soon to be gone? Ancient buses wait on Carrera 10.|
Of course, they've been promising this for years, and yet they're still here. And this latest promise has a huge 'but': It'll only happen if two of the near-bankrupt SITP subcontractors can get on their feet financially, which will require a miracle.
There are good reasons to get those old buses off of the streets: They pollute and contribute to a street-congesting surplus of public transport. But the buses are also profitable, and so their influential owners want to keep them rolling - and polluting.
|A recent headline in El Tiempo announcing the elimination of the old buses...|
|And a similar story from 1996 announcing the disappearance of the old buses...|
|An old bus belches its way along Carrera 10.|
|A TransMilenio buses issues a cloud of smoke in La Candelaria, along the Eje Ambiental.|