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Public Transportation: By the People and For the People

Public Transportation: By the People and For the People
Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs

Considering how vital public transportation is to life in NYC, the MTA’s recently proposed fare hikes and service cuts have many cash-strapped New Yorkers wondering how they’re going to stretch their budgets to compensate if and when these changes go into effect. Still, for residents of some under-served parts of Brooklyn, their commute just got a little cheaper and a whole lot more entertaining thanks to Dollar Van Demos – an alternative transportation system with a twist. For one dollar, passengers can utilize the van service throughout various routes in the borough while local musicians, rappers and comedians give live performances to their captive audience. These ad-hoc shows are recorded and posted onto the group’s YouTube page. The group describes the ride as “cheap, adventurous and now immensely entertaining” so if you’re looking for a unique way to wake up that doesn’t involve caffeine, there are certainly worse ways to spend a buck.

[via Gothamist]

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