James Robertson, dubbed the Detroit “Walking Man”, walked 21 miles a day to get to and from work for over 10 years. In 2015, he was given a new Ford Taurus, and his situation shed light on the lack of proper public transportation for the impoverished to Detroit’s city officials.
A Japanese rail company has apologised after a train left a station 25 seconds early. The operator said, “the great inconvenience we placed upon our customers was truly inexcusable”.
Trains in Japan are so punctual, that if they are even 5 minutes late, the passengers get a formal apology, and most times they’ll even get a “delay certificate.” Delays that are over an hour will also appear on the news.
Starting in 1938, GM bought out the public transportation in many Californian cities, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego) and ran it to the ground so people would switch to private transportation.