Dissatisfied with Bus Service Changes in Havana / 14ymedio
14ymedio, Havana, 7 September 2016 – The P15 bus now begins its route at
the Santa Fe Bridge and new routes with the letter A have appeared in
Havana’s bus system as of the end of August. The changes in the route
names and destinations has been the result of a proposal from the
Planning Department in the Provincial Transport Agency to ease service
problems, but bus riders have not embraced the changes.
The reorganization of the bus routes in the capital began on Sunday, 28
August, in the zone east of the city, but at the beginning of this month
it was extended throughout the city. In many neighborhoods the changes
coincided with the beginning of the school year, which caused real chaos
among riders, who don’t know if the route they’re waiting for still
comes to the same stops or if it has been renamed.
The changes were made following the recommendations of a study
undertaken by the authorities about the mobility of Havanans and the
network of routes circulating, but the deficiency in information has
hindered its event. An attempt was made to eliminate parallel routes,
the longest routes and the least direct routes, but the result has been
confusion and a sense of making the problem worse.
“Before I never knew what time I would get to work, but not I don’t even
know if a bus is going to come by here,” a woman waiting for the bus
near the Monaco Cinema in the 10 de Octubre district of Havana said on
Source: Dissatisfied with Bus Service Changes in Havana / 14ymedio –
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