Zeitgeist: Losing a train of thought

While cutting services and privatisation have been go-to solutions elsewhere, our struggling public transport system would be best served by further investment and strategic thinking, writes Catherine Healy

18th December, 2016

Let me begin with an apology. To the morning commuters who find themselves standing next to me on the 39 bus, softly elbowed as I apply make-up and brush my hair: I’m sorry. Truly. The packed journey is unpleasant enough without the distraction of a nearby stranger frantically preening herself, iPhone camera in selfie mode, to save time. For me, nothing beats the relief of seeing fellow passengers disembark en masse, freeing up seats on...

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