Bogota bus strike brings city to a standstill

Packed Bogota TransMilenio

Bogota bus drivers called a strike today. In the afternoon, commuters tried fruitlessly to get home, many trying to hitchhike, as traffic snarled the roads and the remaining taxis and cars could only crawl. The strike was called by the Association of Small Transporters after they couldn’t come to an agreement with the Bogota mayor’s office. The disagreement stems from what the government is charging for new buses. More >

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