The city that never sleeps…

is obviously Bucharest. Especially when it comes to innovation and technology.

Green Horizon, the quarterly magazine of the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) in Budapest runs an interesting story about the revival of public transport in Eastern Europe:

“In Bucharest, for example, the city’s bus operator, RATB, has begun implementing sophisticated global positioning system (GPS) technology to enable more efficient and consistently scheduled service. The city also hopes to effect an integrated ticketing system between RATB and the separate company that runs Bucharest’s metro service.”

What a wonderful idea. Unfortunately it is doubtful that this will have any impact in a city that lacks the minimum of public transport structure such as timetables, recognizable bus stops, friendly drivers or a coherent metro map, let alone ticket machines or a user-friendly website.

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