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The Economist February 7 Print Edition

A short but educational piece on transit in Santiago, Chile.

the overhaul of Santiago’s public-transport system, launched in February 2007, has turned into a nightmare for commuters in Chile’s capital. A year on, the multitude of flaws and glitches in the new scheme, called Transantiago, are gradually being fixed.

Far too often new brooms are brought in to sweep clean, but end up with something even worse than they started with. It is very heartening to see well run systems, but we all learn from our mistakes. It is much cheaper to learn from the mistakes of others.

Written by Stephen Rees

February 8, 2008 at 5:02 pm

Posted in transit

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