Photograph by Florian Buettner/laif, via Redux

How might we come upon transportation nirvana? Not through some great technological innovation or a grand infrastructure project. The holy grail is right there in front of us; it’s been right there for decades. All we’ve got to do is buy more buses, hire more bus drivers and, in some places, give buses special privileges on the road. All we’ve got to do is care enough to build bus systems that work.

Read Farhad Manjoo’s opinion piece in the New York Times