07 Apr '16, 11am

Every city needs a "Bus Lady" like Houston's Janis Scott

Every city needs a "Bus Lady" like Houston's Janis Scott

Houston’s bus-loving “Bus Lady” could be the city’s secret weapon in converting car drivers into bus riders. "There’s all types of reasons to ride the bus. Make new friends, learn about things ... you want to get people out of their cars and mix, mix, mix. That’s true in any city. Try it, you’ll like it!" – Janis Scott When Streetfilms took to the streets of Houston, Texas to make a film on the city’s admirable decision to revamp their bus system, they received a bonus: Janis Scott, aka the Bus Lady. Apparently, the documentary film gods were feeling generous that day; Scott is gold In their main story on the topic, Streetfilms explores how Houston took on an extremely ambitious, complete examination of every single bus route in the city, before wiping the slate clean and starting from scratch to redesign the system. The results? A new METRO, as Streetfilms notes: One that...

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