In an article from the Times of India (H/T to my buddy Sayan for this) they sum up a new research report about Transit around the world. The study was done by the International Association of Public Transport, and they ranked the various public transit systems in cities around the world. The best part is the International City of Atlanta made the list.
The top three best were Hong Kong, Stockholm, and Amsterdam. Though I think the results on Stockholm may be a little skewed because of the tram that serves beer.
The bottom three were Baghdad, Hanoi, and Atlanta. That’s right, Atlanta rates behind Baghdad. A city that has essentially been a warzone for the last decade.
Various leadership in Atlanta pride it being an “International City” and how competitive Atlanta is with the rest of the world. Well compared to the rest of the world, we aren’t particularly competitive for transit options. We don’t need to beat Stockholm, though beer on MARTA would be cool, can we at least move ahead of Baghdad?