The bus gets a lot of hate. American cities are trying to change that.

As bus ridership continues to decrease, cities are turning to creative alternatives. For Joan Gomez, 78, the best part of public transportation is winning at her favorite dice game, Bunco. “I’m getting out all on my own to participate in activities that I hadn’t in years,” she says of Via, the ride-hailing service that West Sacramento began using as an alternative to a city bus. “Now I am attending ceramics class again, where I’ve made a number of very nice pieces, and I’ve started back up at Bunco. And since...

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By: Vox - Monday, 5 November

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