Last Friday, I watched a woman on 10th Street in St. Paul start running for a bus at the corner of 10th and Cedar, a block and a half away. “She’ll never make it,” I thought. My light turned green. I stayed to watch. She made it. The driver waited. “Nobody’s ever going to hear about the good bus driver,” I thought.
Some 90 percent of bus riders in the Twin Cities say they’re happy with the service they get from the bus drivers here.
But you can’t do a news story about that.
You can, however, write a blog post. Bus riders: What’s your daily experience? Are you one of the 90 percent? Or one of the 10?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.