Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Farewell Fung Wah

Because of persistent safety violations and an unwillingness to correct them, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration unit of the US DOT has shut down most of the so-called "Chinatown" bus services.  See "Bus riders: This wait is no Fung!" from the Boston Herald.

New Yorker Magazine has produced a Dylanesque parody song about the closure of these services, specifically Fung Wah Bus Company, which operated between New York City and Boston.

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